Republican lawmakers have rubber-stamped most of the legislation Gov. Rick Perry added for the special session, leaving Democrats voiceless. Four major bills are hurtling past the final roadblocks to becoming law after passing at least one chamber this week.
About 57 percent of the state is suffering from an “exceptional” drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor's most severe designation. Weather forecasts leave no reason to expect relief soon, and that spells trouble for farmers.
A New York-based reproductive rights group filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against a new law passed by the Texas Legislature that increases regulations on Texas women seeking abortions and physicians who perform the procedure.
Public school districts will take a 6-percent cut for the next biennium despite rallies and protests held by educators, politicians and public school officials at the Texas Capitol that demanded alternatives.
Political uncertainty fueled by a difficult economic climate defines national politics, the leader of a national grassroots political action committee told aspiring political leaders at a student conference Friday.
A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona that has forced thousands from their homes Wednesday is headed for a pair of transmission lines that supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of people as far east as Texas.