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  • 11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-25-16 5:47 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

  • Wisconsin among states suing over transgender directive 
    Updated: May-25-16 2:38 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

  • 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.

  • Trump, bathrooms, secession: 5 things from Texas GOP meeting 
    Updated: May-15-16 2:34 am

    DALLAS - The Texas Republican Convention began under a "Unite to Win" banner but ended with many delegates still standoffish toward Donald Trump and mourning Ted Cruz's exit from the Republican presidential race. A rundown of one of the biggest state Republican conventions in the U.S. that wrapped up Saturday:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Latest: Texas AG sees end to 'parade' of school lawsuits 
    Updated: May-13-16 1:21 pm

    DALLAS - The Latest on the Texas Supreme Court upholding the state's school finance system (all times local):

  • 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.

  • Appeals court questions secrecy of Texas execution drug story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 4:55 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - An appeals court panel considering whether Texas must divulge the source of its execution drugs questioned Wednesday whether keeping the information secret could cripple the Texas Public Information Act.

  • Abbott picks longtime aide to lead Texas health commission 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:44 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott has selected one his longtime aides to take over the state's massive health agency.