Texas abortions down 13 percent since law changed

Texas Abortion Restrictions

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A new report says the decline was not as large as expected after the Texas Legislature made numerous changes to state law that went into effect last November.

Texas lawmaker wants legal ruling on slot-machine like devices

A state representative wants Texas’ top attorney to weigh in on whether historical racing, and these machines, are legal at horse and dog racetracks.

Granger calls for ‘compassionate but tough solutions’ to border crisis

The Fort Worth Republican leads a group of GOP leaders focused on finding some “common-sense” responses to the immigration mess while ensuring the safety of children.

Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.

Ethics panel fines conservative activist $10,000

Texas Ethics Commission rules that Michael Quinn Sullivan, head of advocacy group Empower Texans, is an unregistered lobbyist. He says he is a journalist and will appeal the fine to a court.

Efforts to boost air quality getting little traction in DFW

Despite warnings from experts about the effect on public health in Dallas-Fort Worth, government officials still haven’t developed comprehensive policies or solutions to the region’s ozone problem.

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.