The state of Texas will not accept refugees after Gov. Greg Abbott informed the U.S. State Department it will not participate in refugee resettlement this fiscal year. This story from the Texas Tribune.
Scot Mayfield has represented District 5 on the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees since May of 2016 and will announce his re-election campaign on Monday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Coronado High School Library.
The House General Investigating Committee on Friday unanimously adopted a report from its legal advisers that said House Speaker Dennis Bonnen “likely violated” state law during a June meeting with a fellow member and a hardline conservative activist — but the committee took no other action and said
The Lubbock County Democratic Party Executive committee delivered a release, urging representative Jodey Arrington, as well as Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
A proposal for a $569 million bond to build two new high school buildings in Midland failed by 25 votes in the November election, a margin slim enough it set off calls for a recount. But last week, a Midland elections staffer found a box on the bottom of a shelf in the office containing 836 ballots.
Ronny Jackson, a Levelland-native and the former White House doctor and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs, is running to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon. This from the Texas Tribune
About two months before Democrat state Rep. Poncho Nevárez announced he was retiring from the Texas House, he was caught on surveillance footage dropping an envelope stuffed with cocaine as he was leaving the Austin airport, according to an affidavit filed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Texas registered voters are evenly divided — and strongly partisan — about whether Trump ought to be removed from office before the end of his term, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The office of Governor Greg Abbott says today they announced $61.2 million in Homeland Security Grant Program funding to support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and prepare for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of Texas and its citizens.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has named nine state senators to the newly formed Select Committee on Mass Violence and Prevention and Community Safety to study issues related to the recent mass shootings in Texas.
Texas District 83 House Representative Dustin Burrows spoke to the public for the first time since news first broke of an alleged June 12 exchange that took place between Burrows, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Conservative political activist and Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan.
The Texas House General Investigating Committee voted Monday to request that the Texas Rangers look into allegations against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and one of his top lieutenants in the lower chamber.
The House General Investigating Committee, which holds subpoena power, will review allegations that Bonnen offered media credentials to a conservative group if it targeted 10 GOP lawmakers in the upcoming election.
Snyder businesswoman and Democratic candidate for District 83, Addison Perry-Franks and the Lubbock County Democratic Party are asking for Representative Dustin Burrows to make a public statement regarding accusations by Austin conservative activist and CEO of Empower Texans, Michael Quinn Sullivan.
The recording of a meeting between Bonnen and hardline conservative Michael Quinn Sullivan has not been publicly released, but Sullivan has said that Bonnen offered Sullivan's activist group media credentials in return for politically targeting 10 House members.
Heading off the prospect of everyone in Texas being able to call themselves plumbers, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and its licensing law until 2021 Thursday via an executive order.
Against the backdrop of an Austin burger joint struggling with its property taxes, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Wednesday an expansive reform measure meant to slow the growth of Texans’ property tax bills, long a priority issue for GOP state leaders.
Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas House Bill 1079 yesterday that will direct the Texas Department of Transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, a project that would improve and extend Interstate 27.
Wednesday at the Texas Capitol was hump day — or hemp day, state Sen. Charles Perry joked before the upper chamber unanimously approved a bill that would legalize the farming of industrial hemp in Texas.
Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school killed eight students and two substitute teachers, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses
The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to massively overhaul public school finance, but did so while backing away from a proposal to use an increased sales tax to lower school district property taxes.
The Texas House gave preliminary approval to a priority property tax reform package Tuesday, teeing the chamber up for negotiations with the Senate and impelling the upper chamber to act on an omnibus school finance measure.
Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.
Most states check whether children on Medicaid still qualify for the program once a year. Texas checks more often, using an automated system that critics say lead to kids losing coverage even though they're still eligible.
In Dennis Bonnen’s first major test as speaker of the Texas House, the chamber he oversees resoundingly passed a $251 billion budget Wednesday after a long but largely civil debate — a departure from the dramatics that have typically defined such an affair.
President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.
Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.