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Despite renewed effort, Texas game wardens struggle to diversify ranks
 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens trace their roots to the late 19th century as the conservation-minded, pioneering counterparts of the more storied Texas Rangers. Their mission started simple enough, to prevent the overhunting of Texas wild game. But while “Law Enforcement Off the Pavement” remains their motto...

1:20 PM Saturday, Jul. 15, 2017

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens trace their roots to the late 19th century as the conservation-minded, pioneering counterparts of the more storied Texas Rangers. Their mission started simple enough, to prevent the overhunting of Texas wild game. But while “Law Enforcement Off the Pavement” remains their motto...
Despite renewed effort, Texas game wardens struggle to diversify ranks
 Five years after Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials pledged to diversify the agency’s law enforcement ranks following federal complaints over how the Texas game wardens operated, the agency has failed to fold more women or African-Americans into its ranks, according to an analysis by the American-Statesman. As a further lawsuit...

7:46 PM Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

Five years after Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials pledged to diversify the agency’s law enforcement ranks following federal complaints over how the Texas game wardens operated, the agency has failed to fold more women or African-Americans into its ranks, according to an analysis by the American-Statesman. As a further lawsuit...
Austin Democrats emerge to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith
 In 2014, no Democrat ran against Lamar Smith, the San Antonio-based congressman who was first elected in 1986. Last year, two Democrats squared off for the right to challenge Smith; the winner of that primary was a first-time congressional candidate who lost to the Republican by 21 percentage points. But in a sign of the general frustration...

4:37 PM Friday, Jun. 02, 2017

In 2014, no Democrat ran against Lamar Smith, the San Antonio-based congressman who was first elected in 1986. Last year, two Democrats squared off for the right to challenge Smith; the winner of that primary was a first-time congressional candidate who lost to the Republican by 21 percentage points. But in a sign of the general frustration...
Austin Democrats emerge to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith
 In 2014, no Democrat ran against Lamar Smith, the San Antonio-based congressman who was first elected in 1986. Last year, two Democrats squared off for the right to challenge Smith; the winner of that primary was a first-time congressional candidate who lost to the Republican by 21 percentage points. But in a sign of the general frustration...

4:25 PM Friday, Jun. 02, 2017

In 2014, no Democrat ran against Lamar Smith, the San Antonio-based congressman who was first elected in 1986. Last year, two Democrats squared off for the right to challenge Smith; the winner of that primary was a first-time congressional candidate who lost to the Republican by 21 percentage points. But in a sign of the general frustration...
Legislative efforts to curtail local environmental rules faltered
 Five months ago, conservative lawmakers had high hopes of loosening environmental regulations, especially those enacted by progressive-minded cities like Austin. In the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers passed a measure overriding the city of Denton’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, a type of gas drilling. This year, conservative...

8:31 PM Wednesday, May. 31, 2017

Five months ago, conservative lawmakers had high hopes of loosening environmental regulations, especially those enacted by progressive-minded cities like Austin. In the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers passed a measure overriding the city of Denton’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, a type of gas drilling. This year, conservative...
Texas voter ID bill heads to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk
 A reworked bill that would relax the state’s embattled voter ID restrictions passed the Texas House on Sunday and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. Senate Bill 5 had emerged from conference committee Saturday with many of the House amendments intact — but with a compromise on the criminal penalty for lying on a...

10:06 PM Sunday, May. 28, 2017

A reworked bill that would relax the state’s embattled voter ID restrictions passed the Texas House on Sunday and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. Senate Bill 5 had emerged from conference committee Saturday with many of the House amendments intact — but with a compromise on the criminal penalty for lying on a...
‘Buy American’ legislation heads to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk
 A measure that prods state agencies to buy iron and steel from the United States will head to the governor’s office after its passage in both the Texas House and Texas Senate over the weekend. Senate Bill 1289 would require state entities with projects relating to the construction, remodeling, or altering of a building or infrastructure...

9:30 PM Sunday, May. 28, 2017

A measure that prods state agencies to buy iron and steel from the United States will head to the governor’s office after its passage in both the Texas House and Texas Senate over the weekend. Senate Bill 1289 would require state entities with projects relating to the construction, remodeling, or altering of a building or infrastructure...
Effort in Texas to legalize daily fantasy sports appears dead
 The latest effort to legalize for-profit fantasy sports leagues in Texas appears to be dead. State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond had proposed legislation that would designate fantasy sports as legal, skill-based games, in direct contradiction to an opinion handed down by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last year deeming fantasy sports...

8:55 PM Sunday, May. 28, 2017

The latest effort to legalize for-profit fantasy sports leagues in Texas appears to be dead. State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond had proposed legislation that would designate fantasy sports as legal, skill-based games, in direct contradiction to an opinion handed down by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last year deeming fantasy sports...
State officials close to deal to expand Pedernales Falls State Park
 A deal meant to protect the views in a popular Hill Country state park appears to be near completion, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials and a landowner said Thursday. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will buy, at no more than half the market rate, 200 acres of private property on a bluff opposite Pedernales Falls State...

9:59 PM Thursday, May. 25, 2017

A deal meant to protect the views in a popular Hill Country state park appears to be near completion, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials and a landowner said Thursday. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will buy, at no more than half the market rate, 200 acres of private property on a bluff opposite Pedernales Falls State...
State officials close to deal to expand Pedernales Falls State Park
 A deal meant to protect the views in a popular Hill Country state park appears to be near completion, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials and a landowner said Thursday. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will buy, at no more than half the market rate, 200 acres of private property on a bluff opposite Pedernales Falls State Park; landowner...

6:36 PM Thursday, May. 25, 2017

A deal meant to protect the views in a popular Hill Country state park appears to be near completion, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials and a landowner said Thursday. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will buy, at no more than half the market rate, 200 acres of private property on a bluff opposite Pedernales Falls State Park; landowner...
Texas parks projects on hold after snub by Legislature
 New work to address overdue repairs at Texas state parks and efforts to open new parks to the public appear to be on hold after lawmakers at the Capitol have signaled unwillingness to give more money to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “We knew this was going to be a very fiscally constrained session going into it,” agency...

11:44 PM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

New work to address overdue repairs at Texas state parks and efforts to open new parks to the public appear to be on hold after lawmakers at the Capitol have signaled unwillingness to give more money to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “We knew this was going to be a very fiscally constrained session going into it,” agency...
Therapists, parents urge state officials to restore Medicaid money
 Concerned about planned cuts in Medicaid therapy services for disabled children, throngs of parents and therapists pleaded on Wednesday with state officials to reverse course. In the latest pounding for home health care aides and therapists, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission proposed the cuts after the Legislature in 2015 directed...

11:07 PM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

Concerned about planned cuts in Medicaid therapy services for disabled children, throngs of parents and therapists pleaded on Wednesday with state officials to reverse course. In the latest pounding for home health care aides and therapists, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission proposed the cuts after the Legislature in 2015 directed...
Sid Miller calls barbecue deregulation effort ‘horse hockey’
 Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has started a food fight at the Capitol, and the food being slung has a decidedly smoky flavor. At stake is how much brisket is on your plate. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Texas Tribune, Miller says he wants Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would exempt from state inspection weights...

10:54 PM Tuesday, May. 23, 2017

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has started a food fight at the Capitol, and the food being slung has a decidedly smoky flavor. At stake is how much brisket is on your plate. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Texas Tribune, Miller says he wants Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would exempt from state inspection weights...
Sid Miller calls barbecue deregulation effort ‘horse hockey’
 Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has started a food fight at the Capitol, and the food being slung has a decidedly smoky flavor. At stake is how much brisket is on your plate. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Texas Tribune, Miller says he wants Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would exempt from state inspection weights...

6:09 PM Tuesday, May. 23, 2017

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has started a food fight at the Capitol, and the food being slung has a decidedly smoky flavor. At stake is how much brisket is on your plate. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Texas Tribune, Miller says he wants Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would exempt from state inspection weights...
Texas House limits tax breaks for wind turbines near military bases
 A proposal to restrict property tax exemptions for wind farms near military bases got preliminary approval from Texas House lawmakers on Monday. In a win for budget hawks and a small blow to the wind turbine industry, House members approved Senate Bill 277 76-65. Rep. James Frank, R-Wichita Falls, who carried the bill in the House, argued...

11:23 PM Monday, May. 22, 2017

A proposal to restrict property tax exemptions for wind farms near military bases got preliminary approval from Texas House lawmakers on Monday. In a win for budget hawks and a small blow to the wind turbine industry, House members approved Senate Bill 277 76-65. Rep. James Frank, R-Wichita Falls, who carried the bill in the House, argued...
Texas House OKs 2 bills prompted by Sandra Bland’s arrest, death
 The Texas House on Saturday approved a pair of proposals prompted by the 2015 arrest and death of Sandra Bland. The Sandra Bland Act, named for the woman who was found hanged in a Waller County jail cell three days after a routine traffic stop escalated to a confrontation with a state trooper, is meant to “minimize circumstances where...

8:52 PM Saturday, May. 20, 2017

The Texas House on Saturday approved a pair of proposals prompted by the 2015 arrest and death of Sandra Bland. The Sandra Bland Act, named for the woman who was found hanged in a Waller County jail cell three days after a routine traffic stop escalated to a confrontation with a state trooper, is meant to “minimize circumstances where...
Texas House OKs 2 bills prompted by Sandra Bland’s arrest, death
 The Texas House on Saturday approved a pair of proposals prompted by the 2015 arrest and death of Sandra Bland. The Sandra Bland Act, named for the woman who was found hanged in a Waller County jail cell three days after a routine traffic stop escalated to a confrontation with a state trooper, is meant to “minimize circumstances where...

12:53 AM Saturday, May. 20, 2017

The Texas House on Saturday approved a pair of proposals prompted by the 2015 arrest and death of Sandra Bland. The Sandra Bland Act, named for the woman who was found hanged in a Waller County jail cell three days after a routine traffic stop escalated to a confrontation with a state trooper, is meant to “minimize circumstances where...
Texas House approves new school bus seatbelt requirement
 The Texas House on Friday approved legislation requiring all school buses purchased after Sept. 1 to have three-point seat belts for all occupants. The House approved Senate Bill 693 by a vote of 96 to 48. It now awaits the governor’s signature. Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, has said her bill would close a loophole in a 2007 state...

9:04 PM Friday, May. 19, 2017

The Texas House on Friday approved legislation requiring all school buses purchased after Sept. 1 to have three-point seat belts for all occupants. The House approved Senate Bill 693 by a vote of 96 to 48. It now awaits the governor’s signature. Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, has said her bill would close a loophole in a 2007 state...
Ken Paxton to Trump team: Strip Obama environmental rules faster
 Just as many environmentalists are wringing their hands over the speed with which the Trump administration appears to be dismantling pollution regulations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has the opposite take: Strip down environmental regulations faster. This week Paxton sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Administration chief...

4:13 PM Friday, May. 19, 2017

Just as many environmentalists are wringing their hands over the speed with which the Trump administration appears to be dismantling pollution regulations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has the opposite take: Strip down environmental regulations faster. This week Paxton sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Administration chief...
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