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Clemency sought for schizophrenic man set for execution

Texas Execution Drug Cost

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Texas is on track for an 18-year low in executions, likely because the option of life without parole was added in 2005.

Lawmaker spoke to grand jury after making TRWD complaint

A state representative says he testified to Henderson County a grand jury after bringing a complaint against the Tarrant Regional Water District, which is building a pipeline to bring water from East Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth.

Obama defies Congress, pushes ahead with immigration plan

Texas officials say they’re prepared to follow through on their pledge to fight Obama’s order in court, but advocates say his action is long-overdue and just.

Van de Putte to run for San Antonio mayor

Two weeks after losing her bid for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte announced Wednesday night that she would run for mayor of San Antonio and would not finish her Senate term.

Senate falls shy on Keystone vote; battle to continue

The Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to get the pipeline bill past a threatened filibuster, perhaps clinching the defeat of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.