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Stories with person: Ken Paxton
  • Federal attorneys' conduct criticized in immigration case 
    Updated: May-19-16 7:51 pm

    HOUSTON - Using a mix of scathing language and movie quotes, a federal judge in Texas who had blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action ordered Thursday that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course, saying they misled him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposals.

  • Abbott calls relationship with indicted AG 'very effective' 
    Updated: May-18-16 6:34 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott is reiterating his support for indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

  • Paxton spokesman: Indicted AG has not been asked to resign 
    Updated: May-17-16 6:08 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who faces felony charges of defrauding investors unrelated to his office, has the support of Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders and hasn't been asked to resign, a Paxton spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Cruz shuns Trump, GOP unity; says 'challenges' may lie ahead 
    Updated: May-14-16 7:05 pm

    DALLAS - Ted Cruz on Saturday used his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race not to endorse Donald Trump or urge Republican unity behind him, but to maintain that core conservatives can save America. Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, countered by deploying a top surrogate who did his best to woo skeptical Texas conservatives.

  • More questions raised about Texas workers, leave, severance 
    Updated: May-14-16 12:40 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - State employees in Texas don't get severance pay when they leave their jobs. In fact, it's generally required that they work 40 hours a week to receive a full paycheck.

  • Texas court finds school funding flawed but constitutional story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 5:37 pm

    DALLAS - Texas' school finance system is flawed but constitutional, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday, a surprising, years-in-the-making blow to 600-plus districts that sued to force the conservative Legislature to pump more cash into classrooms.

  • Top Texas Republicans gird for transgender bathroom fight 
    Updated: May-12-16 5:20 pm

    DALLAS - Top Republicans were anxious to bring the fight raging in North Carolina over transgender rights and public restrooms to America's largest conservative state, as thousands of party activists gathered Thursday for the Texas GOP convention.

  • Texas' attorney general defiant as fraud case back in court 
    Updated: May-12-16 4:11 pm

    DALLAS - Texas' attorney general fought Thursday to stop his indictment on securities fraud from ending his political career, first by urging an appeals court to dismiss the charges, then by trying to close party ranks at the state Republican convention just blocks away.

  • Texas attorney general seeks to exempt communications 
    Updated: May-12-16 2:56 pm

    EL PASO, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton doesn't want to release his office's communications with lawyers for an El Paso preacher who tried to stop health benefits for gay partners of city employees.

  • Texas' attorney general rebukes Fort Worth bathroom policy 
    Updated: May-10-16 5:40 pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas' attorney general says Fort Worth schools may be violating state education law with new restroom guidelines for transgender students.