Perry has drawn $133,000 from state account to pay lawyers

State expense records show Gov. Rick Perry has billed taxpayers $133,000 to pay his lawyers, more than previously reported.

Houston chief hopes to add video cameras to cops’ standard gear

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has asked for $8 million to equip 3,500 officers with wearable video cameras. Fort Worth has equipped about 600 officers with the cameras.

Key parts of Texas abortion law overturned

More than a dozen additional clinics in the state faced closure until a federal judge ruled this afternoon that the new law creates an “impermissible obstacle” to women seeking an abortion.

State officials approve historical racing in Texas

Texas Racing Commissioners approved rule changes that could allow slot machine-like machines in racetracks across the state.

Abbott agrees to a second debate with Davis

Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott reverses course for a second time on the same day: First, he backed out of a second debate with Fort Worth’s Wendy Davis. Then he agreed to a new one.

Lawsuit filed to stop vote on historical racing in Texas

A Fort Worth Republican lawmaker wants a temporary restraining order to stop a controversial vote by the Texas Racing Commission.

Judge again finds state school financing unconstitutional

State District Judge John Dietz said that the school finance system is unconstitutional not only because of inadequate funding and flaws in the way it distributes money to districts, but also because it imposes a de facto state property tax.