Trump administration announces nearly $5 billion for Texas flood control projects

The Theater District in downtown Houston on Sunday, Aug 27, 2017, is flooded by water from Buffalo Bayou.  Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey…

Texas Supreme Court strikes down Laredo's plastic bag ban, likely ending others

The Texas Supreme Court handed a loss to local government on Friday, ruling that a Laredo ban on plastic bags violates state law. The decision imperils other cities’ bans across the…

Harris County sets election over $2.5 billion bond to fund flood protection projects after Harvey

A $2.5 billion bond proposal that would fund flood protection projects in the Houston area will go to Harris County voters on Aug. 25, the one-year anniversary of when Hurricane…

Potential “Censure Resolution” will Define Texas’ GOP Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Historically, state political conventions come and go with little consequence — other than a few embarrassing headlines…

Measures to improve school safety include increased school security and addressing mental health issues Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  (CARROLLTON) – Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) commended Governor Greg Abbott’s…

Governor Abbott Releases 44 Page School And Firearm Safety Plan

From Governor Abbott’s office: Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The Governor’s plan contains 40 recommendations and includes…

Governor Greg Abbott Chief Executive Magazine today announced Texas as the “Best State For Business” for 2018. Chief Executive Magazine’s annual rankings are determined by surveying hundreds of leading CEOs…

Former Congressman Farenthold Isn’t Paying For Special Election To Choose His Replacement

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Ex-Congressman Blake Farenthold has rejected Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request that he pay for a special election to fill his old seat. The Houston Chronicle says…

Texas A&M Health Science Center Part of New Houston Research Campus

From Governor Abbott’s office: Governor Greg Abbott today joined prominent education and healthcare leaders from across the state to announce a new 30-acre research campus at Texas Medical Center in…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott addressed the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce’s Lone Star Legislative Summit at Stephen F. Austin State University. During the event, the…

After years of living alongside troops, border residents see little impact from Trump's deployment so far

HIDALGO, Texas – Ron and Janella Frankl Reicks had just finished an early steak dinner when they stepped outside of their home here and chuckled about snow falling back in their native Iowa while they enjoyed…

Governor Greg Abbott Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The additional $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds will inject desperately needed dollars to help restore our communities. As…

Federal Court promptly disposes of City’s meritless motion Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “This is the fourth time a court has ruled against the City of Houston in this case.…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the announcement from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government will…

Texans asked to show appreciation for military children, families in April

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: JaNelle Casson, 254-774-6027, janelle.casson@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Courtney Dodd, 979-845-1211, cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — April is national “Month of the Military Child” and Texas A&M AgriLife…

Governor Abbott Appoints Four New Members to National Compact Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced his appointment of Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) to the Education…

As lawsuits over Texas chemical disaster add up, advocates blame Arkema and rules regulating it

CROSBY — Most of the houses along Crosby Eastgate Road and its neighboring streets are one-story outfits on sprawling green lots. In their driveways are spare trucks, old armchairs or…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations for the 2018 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who…

Blinn College in Compliance with Governor’s Safety Guidelines

Two weeks after the Parkland, Florida shooting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to colleges in the state ordering immediate action to ensure safety on campuses. John Chancellor, Blinn…

Democrats fall 775,000 short of 1978 primary record Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election in Texas, it was widely speculated that a “blue wave” of…