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  • Legislature ends with Lt. Gov. Patrick denying 2018 plans story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:32 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The first legislative session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ended Monday with conservatives claiming victory on tax cuts, a big boost in border security spending and looser gun laws in a state already known as among America's most firearms friendly.

  • AP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy 
    Updated: May-28-15 12:09 am

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club's vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation.

  • 'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108 birthday 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:55 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Wearing a brown plaid coat from the 1945 film "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared it John Wayne Day in Texas.

  • What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill 
    Updated: May-24-15 9:07 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise.

  • Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns 
    Updated: May-22-15 10:57 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas took a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns, with Senate approval Friday night after a fierce debate over restricting police powers to ask people carrying guns if they are legal.

  • New call-in line helps business leaders shape Texas laws story has photos
    Updated: May-10-15 10:11 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has never been shy about buttonholing elected officials, but it's seldom been easier since Texas' new lieutenant governor set up regular conference calls for select business leaders and donors to advise him on issues before the Legislature.

  • Abbott's upgrade to Texas pre-K gets Senate approval 
    Updated: May-07-15 7:14 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - After months of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's proposed pre-K upgrade - a plan that tea party activists condemn as socialist and educators tepidly embrace as better than nothing.