Even after Gov. Rick Perry stripped funding for the office that prosecutes state public corruption cases, his emissaries worked to swap the resignation of the Travis County district attorney for restoration of the money, several sources told The Texas Tribune this week.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tries a bipartisan approach and finds success.
Texas is one of only seven states without a law prohibiting all drivers from texting while driving.
A North Texas couple adopted two children — son Josias and daughter Mercy — from Africa but can’t bring them home because government officials won’t issue paperwork children need to leave the country.
The Public Integrity Unit in the Travis County district attorney’s office looked into a political opponent’s complaint about state Sen. Wendy Davis’ legal work for the North Texas Tollway Authority.