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Austin American-StatesmanCheers rang out in the gallery of the Texas House -- and glasses later clinked -- in celebration Friday when lawmakers approved a host of beer bills. The proposals, originally by state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, make it easier for microbreweries and...
Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe latest push to expand gambling in Texas and bring a casino to Tarrant County appears headed toward defeat in the Legislature as most proponents concede that they are running out of time going into the final month of the session. Supporters of...
Austin American-StatesmanSen. John Carona's bill aimed at restricting high-interest lending practices had so many poison pills stuffed into it that it will stagger weakly into the House chamber, where it is expected to die shortly after arrival, if not before. Preceded in...
Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe state Senate voted 24-6 Monday to approve tougher-than-expected regulations on payday lenders with provisions that even supporters acknowledged will attract an industry assault when the bill reaches the House. Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, who has...
Texas Tribune State senators expressed concerns Tuesday that a lack of water could harm Texas' long-term growth, as they held a hearing about the impact of drought on power generation. "People may still move here, but whether they will stay and prosper...
Tags: Natural Gas, Gardening, Metal and Mineral, Water Supply, Mining
KIAHEL PASO, Texas (AP) - Some legislators concerned about how to pay for new highways in Texas suggested looking at increasing the 20 cents a gallon state fuel tax. Members of the Texas Senate Transportation Committee, who convened in El Paso, said money is...
Tags: Joe Pickett, El Paso, State Budgets, Dallas
The 33 NewsFranco Miramontes was a young, energetic 23-year-old before a crash on an high-occupancy vehicle lane left him paralyzed. The driver who hit him entered the HOV lane illegally. Today, his mother testified before the Texas Senate Transportation and...
It's a night that a woman, who simply wants to be known as Carrie, will remember with horror for the rest of her life. "I remember his smell, his teeth and his voice", says Carrie. The 37-year old North Texas mother was raped in 1983 when she was 12 years...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Wales, Rape, Prisons, Criminals
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