To reduce catastrophic risks, projects should be completed before next disaster strikes AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — With only days remaining in the 2019 Legislative Session, lawmakers in both…

Texas A&M System Chancellor Expects Best Financial Legislative Session Ever For The Flagship Campus

Texas A&M system chancellor John Sharp reports it looks like the flagship campus will have its best financial legislative session ever. According to a system news release, House and Senate…

Bryan City Council Adopts Stricter Anti-Smoking Ordinance And Will Consider Further Restrictions

Stricter regulations on smoking in Bryan that were approved by the city council at its last meeting will be revisited after the end of the legislative session. That follows recommendations…

Texas House passes bill to spend more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects

Damage from Hurricane Harvey near the Texas Gulf Coast on Aug. 27, 2017. Tomas Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, the…

Once again, bills to study the impacts of climate change in Texas have stalled

Record rainfall in Llano and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country cause major flooding in Marble Falls on Oct. 16, 2018. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune A few…

Renewable energy proponents brace for last-minute attack on tax breaks for wind and solar

Wind farm in Harrold, Texas. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune *Correction appended Any day now. That’s a phrase on the minds of renewable energy proponents who have been…

Office of Inspector General would be tasked with rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) passed an important piece of bi-partisan…

You just couldn’t make this stuff up! Right? By Jim Cardle Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recently noted that while Gov. Greg Abbott received…

Texas State Representative Dan Flynn Defense and Veterans’ Affairs ActivitiesDuring our committee hearings for Defense and Veterans’ Affairs, we have heard 32 bills so far. Of those 32, we have…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Last week, the Senate held hearings on the Texas Born Alive Infant Protection Act (SB 23-Kolkhorst), and Informed Consent clean-up bill (SB 24-Lucio) and…

“To be prudent with taxpayer dollars, we cannot promise more than can be paid out.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “My goal was to ensure that the Dallas Police…

After liberal media outlets were forced to retract a false story suggesting he received special treatment on his own property tax bill, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is fighting back. By Brandon…

Office of Inspector General would be tasked with rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) filed Senate Bill 933 to create an…

By Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Aside from a parent, nothing has more impact on the success of a student than a teacher Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Making our…

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s property tax bill inaccurately depicted Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today:  “On Friday the Houston Chronicle pulled down…

Representative Jeff Leach Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – As we wrap-up week six of the 86th Legislature, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a few…

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas senator eyes using state's savings for flood control

Record rainfall in Llano and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country caused major flooding in Marble Falls in October 2018. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune Before the next…

Texas A&M System Chancellor Visits The A&M Faculty Senate

Speakers at January’s meeting of the Texas A&M University faculty senate included A&M system chancellor John Sharp. Sharp’s remarks began with a preview of the legislative session that recently started.…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement today upon announcing Senate Committee assignments for the 2019 Legislative Session: “The appointments I am making…

PART II in a II-Part Series: ASSET Coalition will fight cities efforts to interfere with private employment By Annie Spilman Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas cities in have been increasingly pressured…