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Former Dewhurst campaign coordinator sentenced for embezzlement

Former Dewhurst campaign coordinator sentenced for embezzlement58-year-old political consultant Kenneth Barfield was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for stealing more than $2.5 Million in campaign funds from former Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
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Many workers not feeling magic of "Texas Miracle"

Many workers not feeling magic of "Texas Miracle"The much-touted Texas economic "miracle" has been good for business, but many low-paid workers still waiting to feel it.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
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Texas congressman: Chris Kyle deserves Medal of Honor

Texas congressman: Chris Kyle deserves Medal of HonorA Texas congressman has introduced a bill to posthumously honor Navy Seal Chris Kyle with the Medal of Honor.
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  • 1 week ago
Politics

Lawmaker wants to overturn bag bans

Lawmaker wants to overturn bag bansA Dallas lawmaker is seeking to overturn bag bans in several Texas towns, according to legislation filed Thursday.
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  • 1 week ago
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Lawmaker aims to tighten regs on unemployment, welfare benefits

Lawmaker aims to tighten regs on unemployment, welfare benefitsUnemployment benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) targeted for tighter regulations.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Complaint filed against judge who ordered same-sex marriage license

Complaint filed against judge who ordered same-sex marriage licenseOn Wednesday, a state representative filed a complaint against District Judge David Wahlberg, who last week ordered Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Same-sex marriage showdown at the Capitol

Same-sex marriage showdown at the CapitolFaith and family day focuses on marriage at state capitol
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Senate Republicans lay out business, property tax cut plans

Senate Republicans lay out business, property tax cut plansRepublican Senators unveil much-touted plan to cut taxes for business and property owners.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Senate Bill 5 could bring $2.5 billion for roads

Senate Bill 5 could bring $2.5 billion for roadsGov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and all members of the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation appear to be behind Senate Bill 5, which calls for $2.5 billion for the State Highway Fund.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Patrick unveils major tax relief proposal

Patrick unveils major tax relief proposalLt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled a new plan to bring tax relief to Texas homeowners and business owners on Tuesday morning at the Texas State Capitol.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Senator wants cameras in special education classrooms

Senator wants cameras in special education classroomsState Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) has proposed legislation to install cameras in every enclosed classroom where special education students learn.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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As lawmakers target e-cigs, some vape stores being proactive

As lawmakers target e-cigs, some vape stores being proactiveLawmakers want to keep e-cigs away from kids, but one store owner is already setting the example.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Texas lawmaker pushes repeal of "stand your ground" law

Texas lawmaker pushes repeal of "stand your ground" lawState Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) argues law prone to misperceptions over race, appearance.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Texas

High school seniors who fail exams may still graduate

High school seniors who fail exams may still graduateThe roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Lawmakers propose allowing motorcycles to split lanes

Lawmakers propose allowing motorcycles to split lanesBills have been filed in the Texas legislature that would allow motorcycles to move between vehicles when traffic is moving slowly or stopped.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Unlikely coalition turns up heat on marijuana law reform

Unlikely coalition turns up heat on marijuana law reformMarijuana law reform is drawing support from all political corners, and advocates are honing their tactics.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Texas legislators react to amnesty ruling

Texas legislators react to amnesty rulingFour of Texas' most powerful politicians came together, claiming victory over President Barack Obama's immigration plans.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Texas

TxDOT: We refunded 30,000 customers

TxDOT: We refunded 30,000 customersA week after legislators grilled the Texas Department of Transportation and Xerox about TxTag billing and customer service issues, TxDOT said it has reimbursed 30,000 customers.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Attorney general calls for stay on marriage ruling

Attorney general calls for stay on marriage rulingAttorney general appeals same-sex marriage ruling
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Lawmakers respond to Texas judge's immigration ruling

Lawmakers respond to Texas judge's immigration rulingLawmakers and organizations on both sides of the political isle responded to a Texas judge's decision to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Abbott unveils budget, emergency items in State of the State

Abbott unveils budget, emergency items in State of the StateGov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) releases budget proposal, announces five emergency items in first State of the State address.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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State of the State expected to include pre-K education

State of the State expected to include pre-K educationGov. Abbott is expected to touch on his recommendations regarding pre-kindergarten education in his State of the State address Tuesday.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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FAA commercial proposals start countdown for business

FAA commercial proposals start countdown for businessProposed regulations by the FAA for commercial drone use starts countdown to industry relaunch.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Austin teen fights for more inclusive Civil War holiday

Austin teen fights for more inclusive Civil War holidayEighth-grader Jacob Hale questions celebrating Confederates as "heroes," wrote a bill to include Union, slaves.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Open carry, campus carry advance in Texas Senate

Open carry, campus carry advance in Texas SenateOpen carry and campus carry bills get OK from committee, will advance to full vote in the Texas Senate.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Lawmakers promise to pass sex trafficking legislation

Lawmakers promise to pass sex trafficking legislationMore than 10,000 Texas children run away each year, and within 48 hours, one out of three will already be lured into the sex trade, according to Children At Risk.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Texas

Proposals to loosen Texas gun law rights

Proposals to loosen Texas gun law rightsProposals to loosen Texas gun law rights
  • Texas
  • 3 weeks ago