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Austin American-StatesmanThe state's beleaguered cancer research agency edged out of the legislative doghouse Monday when budget conferees recommended restoring funding after months of controversy and an ongoing criminal investigation. The recommendation calls for spending $594...
Austin American-StatesmanThe Legislature's budget negotiators on Monday tentatively restored full funding to the state's troubled cancer agency. The appropriation calls for $594 million over two years, plus seven new employees for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of...
Tags: Jane Nelson, Medical Research
Austin American-StatesmanThe Texas House on Tuesday tentatively cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's primary business tax -- cuts that proponents say will keep the Texas economy humming and opponents argue cost too much. House Bill 500 is the primary legislative...
Tags: Harvey Hilderbran, Rick Perry, Primaries, Business, Schools
Kerrville Daily Times, TexasTexas lawmakers took up a bill Tuesday to make permanent tax exemptions for state businesses with gross receipts of less than $1 million. The bill authored by Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, was debated late Tuesday afternoon. It addresses...
Mineral Wells Index, TexasLocal government and business leaders recently completed a daylong sweep of the State Capitol in an effort to save the Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility operated by Corrections Corporation of America. With help from local representatives in the...
Austin American-StatesmanLegislation is advancing in the Texas House that would remove Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus from making the final decision in awarding millions to technology startups. State Rep. John Davis, chairman of the...
KIAHThe latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll is out, and it has a rather curious finding. It shows that no African-American voters in the United States of America support Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House, giving President Obama 94% of the...
Tags: Tampa, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Barack Obama, Elections
KIAHIt's been a long road for Cornelius Dupree, 51. He served 30 years in prison after being convicted of a Dallas rape and robbery in 1980. DNA tests on evidence recently proved his innocence. Dupree served more time than anyone in the state recently...
Tags: KIAH, Rodney Ellis, Dallas County, DNA, Prisons
KIAHDemolition is underway on an abandoned condominium complex in Northwest Houston. The City of Houston was finally given permission to tear down the Candlelight Trails apartments. This is a day many have been waiting years to see. Mayor Annise Parker had...
Tags: Heavy Engineering
State and local leaders met today to talk about the response to Hurricane Ike: what went right, what went wrong, and how to do better during the next natural disaster. The public hearing focused on Harris County, and is the first of several scheduled by...
Residents are fuming because of a house in a canal basin in the small coastal community of San Leon. "It's just really nasty, and it stinks," said Connie Pothier, a San Leon resident. "We would like to remove it so we can move on, get our houses back...
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