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The Texas House on Friday passed a bill to financially penalize the state's largest cities if they cut their police budgets. The measure was sent to the Senate after two days of heated debate and … more
State shows largest numerical population gain Texas stands to gain two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives after results of the 2020 census released last week show the state had the largest … more
Texas’s top state leaders announced Wednesday,  April 28 that they are releasing $11.2 billion out of nearly $18 billion available in federal pandemic relief funding that has been … more
The Texas Senate passed a measure Wednesday to permanently allow Texans to purchase alcohol to go from restaurants, advancing a shared goal of Gov. Greg Abbott and restaurateurs. House Bill 1024, … more
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a vocal skeptic of cooperating with federal immigration authorities in certain circumstances, to serve … more
A bid to expand health coverage for low-income Texans failed in the Texas House last week, 80-68. State leaders have long opposed expanding the Medicaid program, which is largely funded by the … more
Early voting underway across stateEarly voting began Monday for May 1 elections in county, city and school district elections.Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs encourages all eligible voters to take … more
Abbott: No government mandated vaccine passports Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” … more
Those seeking assistance with freeze damages from Winter Storm Uri which caused severe cold temperatures the week of Valentines Day must submit their applications by April 20. The Federal Emergency … more
Bryan police are investigating the shootings of seven people, including a law enforcement officer, that started at Kent Moore Cabinets, where officials said someone opened fire Thursday afternoon, … more
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month The latest report on child maltreatment fatalities and near fatalities, compiled by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, indicates 251 … more
Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he banned state agencies, political subdivisions and organizations receiving public funds from creating "vaccine passports" or otherwise requiring someone to … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday named Will McAdams, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas and a former aide at the Texas Capitol, to the board of the Public Utility … more
The Katy Area Chamber held a community discussion with State Representative Mike Schofield, R – Katy, and Austin Arceneaux, district director for State Senator Joan Huffman, R – Houston, … more
Fredericksburg retiree Cyn White has been trying to find a COVID-19 vaccine in her Hill Country community since she became eligible for it in December. White, 63, who has a disability, grew … more
As the 87th Texas Legislative Session chugs along and the pandemic appears to be on the decline, here are seven decisions coming out of Austin that Texans should know about. Bill tightening voting … more
The Texas House’s George Floyd Act is a sweeping police reform bill, named after a Black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer last year, that would in part ban chokeholds and … more
PUC chair resigns in wake of call to energy investors  Arthur D’Andrea, the chair and sole remaining member of the Public Utility Commission, resigned late last week at the request of … more
Twenty-three Katy Independent School District Destination Imagination teams will head to the 2021 Lone Star Finals DI Tournament to be held virtually throughout the month of March.  In addition, … more
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday pleaded for Gov. Greg Abbott to take executive action on reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s deadly winter … more
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