By Kenric Ward | | Nov 16, 2015 5:00 AM | 3.9K
Higher insurance premiums are pummeling Texans in the age of Obamacare, and health-care analysts say ever-bigger increases are inevitable. Now Texans are getting out, opting to pay a penalty instead of digging deeper for coverage.
By Mark Lisheron | | Nov 13, 2015 9:19 AM | 21
So, there you have it, the dream of Formula One racing in Austin, in Texas and in North America, dashed by a $5.4 million downward adjustment in the state taxpayer’s contribution.
By Jon Cassidy | | Nov 12, 2015 11:07 AM | 121
“This is a dubious argument as a policy matter, but what is amazing is that the argument continues to be made even though the Supreme Court rejected it, as a legal matter, over 20 years ago,” Clegg said of McRaven's argument for affirmative action in hiring.
By Kenric Ward | | Nov 12, 2015 5:00 AM | 192
A Texas non-profit is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, accusing the federal government of improperly approving an immigration-funded project in South Texas.
By Kenric Ward | | Nov 10, 2015 5:00 AM | 297
Federal prisons granted early release to 6,112 inmates last week, and Texas got more than any other state: 578. But the state had no say in the matter, and high recidivism rates loom as a public-safety threat.
By Jon Cassidy | | Nov 09, 2015 11:36 AM | 268
The apparent mishandling an indictment of Attorney General Ken Paxton by Judge Chris Oldner got a Collin County court clerk demoted and suspended for a week without pay, according to records filed last week with the court.
By Kenric Ward | | Nov 06, 2015 5:00 AM | 504
Travis County officials blame the defeat of their $287 million courthouse project on everything under the sun – even the weather. It didn’t take a weatherman to gauge the political winds. The bond package was fatally flawed.
By Kenric Ward | | Nov 05, 2015 5:00 AM | 75
Texas voters overwhelmingly approved an expansion of the state’s homestead exemption on Tuesday, but property owners shouldn’t expect long-lasting tax relief.
By Kenric Ward | | Nov 04, 2015 5:00 AM | 73
A state Events Trust Fund reimbursed Dallas $2,048,345 for a gathering by T.D. Jakes Ministry, and the city is seeking $1,691,196 for a similar meeting this year. San Antonio wants $2,667,539 for hosting a Seventh-day Adventist conference. What's next? The Nation of Islam? Westboro Baptist Church?
By Kenric Ward | | Nov 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 27
Can a “libertarian masquerading as a Republican” knock out the second longest-serving congressman in Texas?