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An increasing share of English-learning students in Texas are not becoming language proficient within five years, according to new analysis of state data by Rice University’s Kinder Institute.
House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be...
I look forward to seeing this grant support the efforts of one of Fort Worth’s excellent small businesses as it develops a new device that will help protect public health and the environment, and build a healthier and more...
In the end, I’ll leave Congress the way I entered it, with the absolute belief that we are a remarkable nation – the greatest in history.
At the state's three FEMA vaccination sites in Dallas, Arlington and Houston, officials said that vaccine efforts would continue but that officials would not be administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Spencer Raley at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) published a short blog post critical of a blog post that I had written about how State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) data for the state of...
The Texas Tribune is using daily data from the Texas Department of State Health Services to track coronavirus vaccinations, cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
We are privileged to have men and women who dedicate their lives to protect the public. We must defend and support our communities’ heroes.
Texas HB 803, the Equal Parenting Bill, will bring Texas together from both sides of the political aisle to help kids and society, but the bill will die if it doesn’t get a timely hearing.
HOUSTON– Today, Texans for Economic Growth (TEG) and the Texas Opport
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns but that he will try to see if there is a "path" to change that.
The Texas House of Representatives is set to debate a so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow Texans to carry handguns in public without a license.
Rick Perry, in a rare return to policy debates in Austin, is teaming up with a Democratic state lawmaker to push for psychedelic drug therapy for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
I am sorry to inform everyone that I will be pretty much off the grid for the next few weeks. 
Three federal stimulus packages passed during the pandemic included more than $19 billion for Texas public schools, but state leaders have yet to distribute most of the money. Local districts say they need it to cover...
On Monday morning, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was sworn in at City Hall, just a few hours after his predecessor Art Acevedo was sworn in as Miami's new chief of police.
The Texas Senate early Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit social media companies with at least 100 million monthly users from blocking, banning, demonetizing or discriminating against a user based on their...
The City of Houston just got billed for its street lights during the freeze under its variable rate plan. Over $2 million when it normally runs $100,000 a week or so.
The Texas Senate on Monday unanimously approved a sweeping bill that would overhaul the state’s electricity industry and infrastructure, including mandating that power plants prepare for extreme weather and outlawing risky...
It is commonsense solutions like the PPP Extension Act providing targeted relief that makes me proud to work on behalf of local North Texas businesses.

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