Residents in Northeast Texas say the signs point to an increased likelihood of Marvin Nichols Reservoir being built, so they’ve formed a group to oppose the lake.
The Texas Legislature wrapped up this year’s lawmaking session on Sunday. Although members of the House and Senate touted wins for both Republicans and Democrats, tensions are rising between the legislative bodies amid criticism from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. What would you grade this year’s leg…
“No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities,” Abbott tweeted Monday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to travel safely as we close out May and head into the Memorial Day holiday.
AUSTIN — The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the session's two major appropriations bills: one that sets the state budget for the next two years and another to align state accounts with what was budgeted in 2019.
Maternal health advocates said the bill — originally pitched as a one-year extension — could reduce the state’s maternal mortality rate and offer vital help to mothers with conditions like postpartum depression or health complications in the months after giving birth.
Texas sales tax collections for sales made in March and for sales made in the first quarter of the year by quarterly filers topped more than $1 billion.
May 29 through 31 is the annual Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday weekend.
Texas became the largest state Wednesday with a law that bans abortions before many women even know they are pregnant, but with a unique provision that essentially leaves enforcement to private citizens through lawsuits.
Rep. Jim Murphy said lawmakers selected projects that would address the state’s nursing and medical professional shortages as the COVID-19 pandemic reiterated additional need for skilled workers.
Legislative attempts to reform bail in Texas are likely headed for a closed-door showdown over the different approaches the House and Senate each devised.
The unemployment rate in Texas was 6.9% in March, which is more than double the record low of 3.4% in May 2019. The extra $300 federal benefit will end June 26 for jobless Texans.
The Lamar/Delta County Medical Society has announced the awarding of eight scholarships to local area students.
The Red River Valley Quilters Guild President Kariena Broston, left, draws a raffle winner with the owner of Sew Always, Dee Farguson Monday afternoon in the show. The winner, Laura Dieck, will receive the quilt behind the two women. Broston said the money raised from the raffle helps buy ma…
Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to install safety upgrades on FR 195 in Red River County will begin May 10.
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.
Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has signaled that he is looking forward to signing the bill.
The measure likely faces an uphill climb in the Senate, where two years ago Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick opposed similar legislation.
Buoyed by the vaccine rollout and record breaking April tax collections, the Texas economy looks to add billions more in revenue than was predicted in January. Comptroller Glenn Hegar said.
The newly released funds come after educators and state Democrats urged the governor to unlock the pandemic relief money as schools plan their budgets for the next school year.
House Bill 1024 would allow beer, wine and mixed drinks to be included in pickup and delivery food orders, securing a revenue stream made available to restaurants in the last year during the pandemic.