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Lawmaker proposes $100 civil fine for minor pot possession

Lawmaker proposes $100 civil fine for minor pot possessionOrganizations rallying behind state Rep. Joe Moody's (D-El Paso) bid to reduce penalties for minor marijuana possession.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
Politics

Perry announces election to fill legislative seats

Perry announces election to fill legislative seatsGov. Rick Perry has set a special election for Jan. 6 to fill three legislative seats being vacated in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Politics

Cruz won't apologize for spending bill delays

Cruz won't apologize for spending bill delaysOne colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year's 16-day partial government shutdown.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Politics

Rick Perry: 'Running for president is not an IQ test'

Rick Perry: 'Running for president is not an IQ test'Texas Gov. Rick Perry has vowed he'll be better prepared for his next presidential bid, so he's taking part in briefing sessions with a range of policy experts to get himself ready if he chooses to run in 2016.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

ANALYSIS: Will torture report ultimately harm or help?

ANALYSIS: Will torture report ultimately harm or help?Analysis and reactions to newly-released report detailing harsh CIA interrogations following 9/11 attacks.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Texas

Abbott: Education top priority on legislative agenda

Abbott: Education top priority on legislative agendaGovernor-elect announces office staff, legislative agenda in advance of 2015 session.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Abbott announces priorities for session, staff appointments

Abbott announces priorities for session, staff appointmentsGov.-elect Greg Abbott is set to reveal his priority issues for the 2015 Legislature.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Texas

Abbott, other governors meet with Obama

Abbott, other governors meet with ObamaJust days after the governor-elect announced his intent to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration, Greg Abbott met with Obama and six other governors to discuss ways they can work together on the...
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Kolkhorst wins Texas Senate race to replace Hegar

Kolkhorst wins Texas Senate race to replace HegarVeteran state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has won a Texas Senate special election to replace Comptroller-elect Glen Hegar.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Multistate coalition sues over immigration order

Multistate coalition sues over immigration orderTexas is joined by 16 states, mostly in the South and Midwest, in suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Mayoral Race

KVUE's mayoral debate highlights, video

KVUE's mayoral debate highlights, videoMike Martinez and Steve Adler will go head-to-head in an hour-long debate on KVUE at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3.
  • Mayoral Race
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Food-related bills give Texas lawmakers plenty to chew on

Food-related bills give Texas lawmakers plenty to chew onTexas lawmakers will consider a cornucopia of food-related items when they meet in January.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Texas Capitol prepares for renewed battle over marriage

Texas Capitol prepares for renewed battle over marriageMarriage, religious freedom issues to take the stage when Texas Legislature returns.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Austin Council tackles 182-item agenda

Austin Council tackles 182-item agendaIn its second-to-last meeting of the year, the Austin City Council tackled an 182-item agenda.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

AP: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

AP: Hagel resigning as Defense secretaryAdministration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Abbott promises lawsuit over immigration action

Abbott promises lawsuit over immigration actionGov.-elect Greg Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Texas

Ex-state senator, UT vice chancellor Farabee dies

Ex-state senator, UT vice chancellor Farabee diesRay Farabee, a longtime conservative Democratic state senator and former vice chancellor of the University of Texas system, has died at age 81.
  • Texas
  • 4 weeks ago
Local

Texas lawmakers, activists begin dissecting Obama order

Texas lawmakers, activists begin dissecting Obama orderTexas lawmakers, activists offer widely differing takes on president's executive order on immigration.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Amid political drama, DREAMers still living in limbo

Amid political drama, DREAMers still living in limboDespite partisan warfare over the president's immigration action, DREAMers remain hopeful for long-term changes.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Perry to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

Perry to campaign with GOP candidate Bill CassidyAdd Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Texas

Van de Putte announces San Antonio mayoral run

Van de Putte announces San Antonio mayoral runTexas Senator Leticia Van de Putte has announced that she has decided to run for San Antonio Mayor in the upcoming election.
  • Texas
  • 1 month ago
Mayoral Race

Race for Austin mayor 2014: KVUE exclusive with Mike Martinez

Race for Austin mayor 2014: KVUE exclusive with Mike MartinezCouncil member Mike Martinez joined KVUE for an exclusive interview on Sunday night.
  • Mayoral Race
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Travis County judge to endorse in City runoffs

Travis County judge to endorse in City runoffsTravis County judge elect Sarah Eckhardt will endorse City Council candidates in Districts 4, 6, 8, and 10.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Perry promoted adviser with 3 alcohol offenses

Perry promoted adviser with 3 alcohol offensesGov. Rick Perry has pushed to remove the Travis County district attorney from office after she was arrested for drunken driving, but he's promoted a top adviser on his staff with three intoxication offenses on his record.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Cruz waiting for president's move in immigration order showdown

Cruz waiting for president's move in immigration order showdownTexas Senators warn president against acting alone on immigration.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

No ruling yet on Perry defense motions

No ruling yet on Perry defense motionsIt looks like it will be another day or two before we find out if a judge will throw out two felony indictments against Gov. Rick Perry for abuse of power and coercion.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Perry insists he's "months away" on 2016 decision

Perry insists he's "months away" on 2016 decisionGov. Perry made a two-day trip to New Hampshire less than a week after the midterm election.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago