Can the Texas Legislature help Anson, TX with their $35 million prison that no one needs?
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday overturned the arson conviction of Ed Graf who’s served nearly 25 years of a life sentence for a crime he likely didn’t commit. In a two-page opinion, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled …
In one of the most emotional hearings of the legislative session, parents testified on behalf of special needs children who had been abused in special education classrooms.
Lawmakers will decide later this session whether to go ahead with funding colleges based on performance, but on Wednesday lawmakers took up a proposal to dramatically expand the system.
Amid worsening drought, the House overwhelmingly approved a plan to seed the state water plan with $2 billion today.
What a difference an election makes. Two years ago, Governor Rick Perry made the ban on sanctuary cities a legislative priority, and state Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) even camped outside the clerk’s office to make sure she was the first …
Can Sheriff Lupe Treviño’s legacy survive the indictments and accusations of corruption in his department?
After hearing more than 100 amendments, only Rep. Mark Strama (Austin-D) and Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (El Paso-D) voted against HB 5.
The Lead: The Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony yesterday morning on one of the session’s more controversial proposals, Senate Bill 11, which would subject some welfare applicants to drug screening. Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), the bill’s author, presented …
After a lengthy debate, lawmakers may have settled the most divisive question facing them in today’s school testing bill debate: whether high school students should, by default, be placed on a pathways to college preparation.