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…

“I have notified his office that he will be relieved of his committee assignments, effective immediately.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “As Lieutenant Governor, I do not have the authority…

“The Pro-Life Bill we passed this last Legislative Session was more conservative than the bill Wendy Davis filibustered a couple years ago — and yes, we did defund Planned Parenthood.…

Option Could Help Many Dealing With Damaged Property Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today informing residents with damaged homes and businesses in…

December 14 was Deadline for Appointments to Commission Established in August Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called on Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today to announce…