Facing two and maybe three opponents, the Texas lieutenant governor talks about addressing state needs, not just saving money.
Republican state senators adopted the state's temporary political maps on a party-line vote Wednesday, rejecting changes proposed by Democrats and setting the stage for what will likely be years of lawsuits.
Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday added new abortion regulations to the Legislature's special session workload, measures long pushed by conservatives that could signal two weeks of fierce ideological debate after an unusually harmonious regular session.
The decision by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to transfer inmates out of two privately run prisons in North Texas will be a blow for Mineral Wells.
Gov. Rick Perry asks the Texas Legislature to consider funding transportation infrastructure projects during the special session.