Thanks to a state law requiring taxing entities to raise no more than 3.5% more in revenue year over year from property taxes, property tax rates for nearly all Red River Valley taxing entities — schools, cities and counties — are falling. Despite the lower rates, property owners are paying …
The federal judge overseeing the decadelong lawsuit against Texas for conditions in its foster care system cut this week’s hearing short. She proposed all parties involved, including the governor, “cut to the chase” to identify solutions.
Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have long threatened to sue school districts that defy Abbott’s ban on local mask mandates. On Friday, Paxton made good on that threat.
These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.
On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Caseloads have left districts scrambling when many have said they have fewer tools at their disposal to combat the spread of the virus.
Two programs expired on Monday. One provided jobless aid to self-employed and gig workers and another provided benefits to those who have been unemployed more than six months.
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s future higher education at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices, excluding medical and dental institutions.
The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend.
The legislation will need another stamp of approval in the House before it heads to the Senate, which has not yet debated its version of the proposal on the floor.
Fall officially begins this month and always brings a variety of fun opportunities to be experienced at Cooper Lake State Park.
AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released totals for fiscal 2021 state revenues, in addition to announcing monthly state revenues for August.
A Cooper man was jailed Monday on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting death of 35-year-old Damien Damon Wiley of Cooper.
To date, one Red River Valley school district has shut down a campus because of Covid-19 spread. All districts are reporting active cases among students and some staff.
The Senate Finance Committee approved a measure on Monday that would allocate $1.8 billion in state funds to beef up border security. The bill would dedicate $750 million to build walls, barriers, and temporary fences along the Texas-Mexico border. For three decades, at least, the federal go…
The new laws will affect abortion access, social studies curriculum and cities that trim the budgets of law enforcement.
Abbott says local district attorneys have the authority to enforce his ban on local mask mandates. But urban DAs are unlikely to go after their fellow local officials.
The measure would allow for a one-time payment of up to $2,400 for retired teachers, counselors and other school staff.
The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could lift public confidence in the shots and spur more companies, universities and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory.
The Ark-Tex Council of Governments will discuss the 2022 fiscal year draft budget at Thursday’s meeting.
A new congressional proposal aims to tap exploding interest by investing more than $50 million per year in Texas for wildlife recovery and related public education and recreation.