Makes good on first ever GOP Caucus endorsement in open seat with strong support from Lt. Governor, et al . . . Flores is the first Hispanic Republican Senator and his…

We’ve entered the home stretch of what is sometimes referred to in Austin as “The Interim.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It’s been just a little over a year since…

Hurricane Harvey becomes focal point in Houston-area races for Congress

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017,…

The Tax Man is Lurking in the Shadows. Get Your Flashlight On! PART III of “The Craymer Series”: There is no permanent Property Tax Rate. New Rates are set each year at…

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…

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…

‘Paid Time-Off’, ‘Fair-Chance Hiring’, ‘Predictive Scheduling’ and ‘Expedited Permitting’ are just the latest in a series of ordinances Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Paid ‘Sick-Leave’ should really be more accurately described as ‘Paid…

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…

“The Conservative Coalition has about 65 of the 95 House Republicans as members, and we’re discussing what needs to be done next session.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “There are…

Livestream: A symposium on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey

The Texas Tribune is presenting a symposium on rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. During this daylong event in Corpus Christi, we will explore the storm’s effects on the…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON, TX) – Texans for Dan Patrick issued a statement today following a press release by out-going House Speaker Joe Straus regarding his involvement…

Seeking change & compromise in the midst of critical needs and political unrest By Mary Scott Nabers Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The collection of Toll Road Fees became such…

Texas regulator says "misunderstanding" is making millennials shun oilfield jobs

If you ask Wayne Christian, the biggest threat to the oil and gas industry in Texas is millennials — and a general public that’s been brainwashed into thinking that fossil…

Facts Beat Fiction in Ugly Republican Primaries By Cory Hawkins Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Congratulations, Texas Republican Primary Voters. You didn’t fall for the ridiculous lies, mailed to…

Rep. Wayne Faircloth Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This interim has been very busy, to say the least.  From the Special Legislative Session, called by the Governor of Texas,…

 Campbell Appointed to Senate Finance Committee  Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, Chair of the Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee…

So far in 2018, 16 Officers have been killed in the line of duty nationwide Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Growing up in Texas, I have great memories of…

China sets growth target, set to end president term limit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders set a robust annual economic growth target and ambitious high-tech development goals Monday at a legislative session overshadowed by proposed constitutional changes to allow President…

China sets 2018 growth target at 'around 6.5 percent'

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders set a robust annual economic growth target Monday at a legislative session overshadowed by proposed constitutional changes that would allow President Xi Jinping to stay…

Challenger Leal takes harder line to rein in Property Taxes than Seliger Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Midland County Republican Women’s Club had the chance to meet Senate District…