Politics

Abbott, Davis to meet for high-stakes debate

They’ve sniped at each other from afar, blasted the airwaves with TV ads, held rallies, made phone calls and raised money.

Texas Supreme Court weighs oilfield fraud case

Texas’ drilling bonanza can mean long-lasting windfalls for mineral owners in the state’s hottest shale plays – if those lessors make sure oil and gas operators pay what they promise.

Law Enforcement Groups Come Out For Gay Marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Analysis: Law, like politics, makes strange bedfellows

Greg Abbott, the state’s attorney general and the Republican Party’s nominee to

Analysis: It's a lot easier to rule with a mandate

  Ted Cruz had a mandate. So did Joe Straus.

Despite huge warchest, Abbott still fundraising

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Socorro City Council member Joseph 'Chito' Bowling passes away at age 83

Socorro City Council Member, Joseph E. "Chito" Bowling passed away overnight according to a representative with the City of Socorro, he was 83.

Death Row Appeal Alleges Execution Drugs Have Expired

Editors note: This story has been updated throughout.

Dona Ana County Commissioners pass 'safe community' resolution, prohibits employees from asking residents' immigration status

A new county resolution in Dona Ana county prohibits any county employee, including sheriff’s deputies, from using resources or funds to ask a resident about their immigration status.

Joe Allbaugh gets piece of pot business

Former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh, who took the reins of Gov.

For Van de Putte, questions about private, public Work

As a practicing pharmacist and former board director of the Texas Pharmacy Association, state Sen.

Abbott to call for credit for massive online courses

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs&quo

Secretive group launches pro-Perry site

A secretive nonprofit, which until recently has been known solely for its efforts to unseat New York Democrats, has launched an online campaign in support of

Analysis: Crime, politics and Travis County

The Travis County district attorney’s office, with its unusual power to police the crimes of public officials, has a decidedly mixed record.

Perry lawyers will challenge indictment next week

A lawyer for Gov.