Abortion provider Planned Parenthood will be opening a 22,000-square-foot facility in San Antonio that has pro-life activists say has violated city zoning laws. If it opens, it would be the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the region.
When the dust settled in the University of Illinois clout abuse scandal, not only were the institution’s president and regents fired, but a statewide officeholder, the house speaker, a state senator, a congressman, and two state representatives found themselves in hot water and their political careers in ruins. Texas legislators should pay attention.
One way pro-life Texans can set their expectations for the legislative session is by looking at the committee appointments in the House, which could come within the next several days.
It’s never fun to watch an ally go bad, seemingly betray their principles for a few bucks and renounce everything they once supported. But that is exactly what appears to have happened at Texas Alliance for Life (TAL) and with its executive director, Joe Pojman.
Texas voters, who have begun taking a dim view of the proliferation of toll roads, will be asked on the November ballot to divert dollars currently headed for the state’s “rainy day fund” over to the Texas Department of Transportation.
AUSTIN, Texas — In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear
AUSTIN, Texas — On the November general election ballot, Texas voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment diverting dollars currently intended for the state’s “rainy day fund” to the state’s highway fund. The premise of the “yes” campaign
AUSTIN, Texas–One of three pizza parlors in Taylor, north of Austin, is getting more than $200,000 in taxpayer money as an incentive to expand operations. The handout came after a Texas A&M Engineering Extensive Service report found that there were
AUSTIN, Texas–In an article published by Texas Monthly today profiling embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall, who uncovered evidence of legislative clout abuse in admissions and is at the center of an impeach inquiry for his work, it was revealed that
AUSTIN, Texas–After three years of deteriorating relations with his employers on the University of Texas Board of Regents and a growing scandal involving legislators allegedly using their clout to get friends and family admitted without proper qualifications, UT president Bill
AUSTIN, Texas–A Friday, July 4, deadline passed for the University of Texas president to resign his post over a growing admissions scandal, with sources telling the Austin American Statesman that Bill Powers is now trying to negotiate for a longer stay at
AUSTIN, Texas–Two highly placed sources say University of Texas president Bill Powers has been given a choice: resign by the end of the day July 4, or be fired next week. The order comes as a whistleblower has allegedly stepped
Monthly sales tax revenues in Texas are up 8.5 percent from May 2013, marking the 50th straight month of state revenue growth according to Comptroller Susan Combs. The state collected $2.45 billion in sales taxes in May, of which $621.5
Saying they cannot find the cows they want in domestically, Chipotle is importing beef from Australia. That doesn’t sit well with Texas’ Commissioner of Agriculture, who says the company is being “irresponsible.” Writing in the Huffington Post last month, Chipotle
AUSTIN, Texas–After being turned out of office by primary voters in the May runoff, State Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) now finds himself facing a lawsuit from a conservative pro-life organization allegedly he illegally attempted the silence the group during the
AUSTIN, Texas–A Democratic member of the Texas House facing 10 felony charges of barratry (aka ambulance chasing) will be tried in a Montgomery County court in August. Missouri City’s Ron Reynolds, first elected to the Texas Legislature in 2010, was arrested
After occupying the office of University of Texas President Bill Powers, 18 students were arrested on charges of criminal trespass. They were protesting a new “shared services” program that would consolidate jobs and out-source work. Without endorsing their tactics, one
While state law expressly recognizes Good Friday as a date for which schools must provide an excused absence for students, some school districts are requiring parents to provide “documentation” of their attendance in religious ceremonies. Because inclement weather this winter
AUSTIN, TEXAS–Texans should pay higher gasoline taxes, a Texas Tech University professor advocated at a policy conference organized by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin on April 16. He acknowledged that how transportation dollars are spent must also
AUSTIN, TEXAS–A grand jury is expected to be called to investigate allegations that Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power when he vetoed funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s office as part of the state budget. The veto came
While the most politically active of Texans look ahead to the May 27 partisan run-offs and others are planning for November’s general election contest–Battleground Texas is making in-roads where few voters participate: the non-partisan municipal races. City councils, school boards,
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s bid for re-election lost a key business-focused endorsement this week as Texans for Lawsuit Reform switched their endorsement to Sen. Dan Patrick for the Republican run-off election. In the March primary featuring four candidates, Patrick led
AUSTIN, TEXAS–With more than $4 billion in surplus revenues expected to greet lawmakers in 2015, the Texas Public Policy Foundation proposed the creation of a fund providing across-the-board sales tax relief. The initiative is expected to be spearheaded in the