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Trump names Austin lawyer Alan Albright as federal judge
 President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Austin lawyer Alan Albright to be a federal district judge in Waco. Albright, 58, specializes in intellectual property litigation as a partner in the Bracewell law firm and served as a U.S. magistrate judge in Austin from 1992 to 1999. Albright also is a former adjunct professor who taught trial...

Posted: 6 hours ago

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Austin lawyer Alan Albright to be a federal district judge in Waco. Albright, 58, specializes in intellectual property litigation as a partner in the Bracewell law firm and served as a U.S. magistrate judge in Austin from 1992 to 1999. Albright also is a former adjunct professor who taught trial...
Trump names Austin lawyer Alan Albright to federal bench

Posted: 8 hours ago

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Austin lawyer Alan Albright to be a federal district judge in Waco. Albright, 58, specializes in intellectual property litigation as a partner in the Bracewell law firm and served as a U.S. magistrate judge in Austin from 1992-99. Albright also is a former adjunct professor who taught trial advocacy...
U.S. judge orders fixes to ‘still broken’ Texas foster care system

Posted: 4 days ago

The Texas foster care system remains broken and continues to place children at risk, a federal judge ruled Friday, adding that state officials have shown a “troubling unwillingness” to fix problems the court had identified in a similar 2015 order. Overruling numerous objections raised by lawyers for Texas, U.S. District Judge...
U.S. judge orders fixes to ‘still broken’ Texas foster care system

Posted: 4 days ago

The Texas foster care system remains broken and continues to place children at risk, a federal judge ruled Friday, adding that state officials have shown a “troubling unwillingness” to fix problems the court had identified in a similar 2015 order. Overruling numerous objections raised by lawyers for Texas, U.S. District Judge...
Democrat Lupe Valdez talks guns, immigration, spending
 Democrat Lupe Valdez, six weeks into her run for Texas governor, took exception to Republican handling of immigration, gun laws and the state’s rainy day fund during a wide-ranging discussion Thursday in Austin. Valdez also defended lackluster fundraising numbers after her campaign collected only $46,000 in the last 3½ weeks...

Posted: 5 days ago

Democrat Lupe Valdez, six weeks into her run for Texas governor, took exception to Republican handling of immigration, gun laws and the state’s rainy day fund during a wide-ranging discussion Thursday in Austin. Valdez also defended lackluster fundraising numbers after her campaign collected only $46,000 in the last 3½ weeks...
Democrat Lupe Valdez discusses taxes, guns, immigration
 Democrat Lupe Valdez, six weeks into her run for Texas governor, took exception to Republican handling of immigration, gun laws and the state’s rainy day fund during a wide-ranging discussion Thursday in Austin. Valdez also defended lackluster fundraising numbers after her campaign collected only $46,000 in the last 3½ weeks...

Posted: 5 days ago

Democrat Lupe Valdez, six weeks into her run for Texas governor, took exception to Republican handling of immigration, gun laws and the state’s rainy day fund during a wide-ranging discussion Thursday in Austin. Valdez also defended lackluster fundraising numbers after her campaign collected only $46,000 in the last 3½ weeks...
Paxton: School voting action appears to violate state law
 A resolution encouraging students and public school employees to vote, adopted by school districts across the state, might have violated a state law that prohibits using public education money for partisan purposes, an opinion by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday. Texas Educators Vote, a partnership of mostly pro-public education...

Posted: 6 days ago

A resolution encouraging students and public school employees to vote, adopted by school districts across the state, might have violated a state law that prohibits using public education money for partisan purposes, an opinion by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday. Texas Educators Vote, a partnership of mostly pro-public education...
George P. Bush tops Patterson in fundraising in land commissioner race
 Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush significantly out-raised Republican primary challenger and former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in the last half of 2017, campaign finance reports filed this week show. Bush’s campaign raised $1 million, leaving him with almost $3.4 million in the bank at the end of the year. Patterson, a three-term...

Posted: 6 days ago

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush significantly out-raised Republican primary challenger and former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in the last half of 2017, campaign finance reports filed this week show. Bush’s campaign raised $1 million, leaving him with almost $3.4 million in the bank at the end of the year. Patterson, a three-term...
George P. Bush outraises GOP primary opponent Patterson
 Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, facing a Republican primary challenge from Jerry Patterson, the man who formerly held his post, significantly outraised his opponent in the last half of 2017, campaign finance reports filed this week show. Bush’s campaign raised $1 million, leaving him with almost $3.4 million in the bank at the...

Posted: 6 days ago

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, facing a Republican primary challenge from Jerry Patterson, the man who formerly held his post, significantly outraised his opponent in the last half of 2017, campaign finance reports filed this week show. Bush’s campaign raised $1 million, leaving him with almost $3.4 million in the bank at the...
Patrick enters primary with $18 million; opponent Milder has $40,000
 Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign reported Tuesday that it had raised more than $2.5 million in the second half of 2017, entering the primaries with $18 million in the bank. Scott Milder, a Rockwall architect and former city council member who will face Patrick in the March 6 Republican primary, reported having almost $40,000 in the bank...

Posted: 7 days ago

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign reported Tuesday that it had raised more than $2.5 million in the second half of 2017, entering the primaries with $18 million in the bank. Scott Milder, a Rockwall architect and former city council member who will face Patrick in the March 6 Republican primary, reported having almost $40,000 in the bank...
Supreme Court rejects Texas Democrats’ redistricting appeal
 The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed an appeal from the Texas Democratic Party arguing that the state’s political maps were improperly gerrymandered along partisan lines. The court did not comment on its decision to dismiss the appeal beyond noting that it lacked jurisdiction on the claim. On Friday, the court announced that it...

Posted: 7 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed an appeal from the Texas Democratic Party arguing that the state’s political maps were improperly gerrymandered along partisan lines. The court did not comment on its decision to dismiss the appeal beyond noting that it lacked jurisdiction on the claim. On Friday, the court announced that it...
Supreme Court rejects Texas Democrats’ redistricting appeal
 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal from the Texas Democratic Party arguing that the state’s political maps were improperly gerrymandered along partisan lines. The court did not comment on its decision to dismiss the appeal beyond noting that it lacked jurisdiction on the claim. On Friday, the court announced that...

Posted: 7 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal from the Texas Democratic Party arguing that the state’s political maps were improperly gerrymandered along partisan lines. The court did not comment on its decision to dismiss the appeal beyond noting that it lacked jurisdiction on the claim. On Friday, the court announced that...
His son tried to kill him, now father tries to halt his execution
   Thomas Whitaker is on Texas’ death row because he lured his family out to dinner so a friend could slip into their Sugar Land home to gun down his mother, father and brother when they returned. Shot in the upper chest in the 2003 attack, Kent Whitaker barely survived the ambush, but only after hearing the first two bullets, ...

Posted: 11 days ago

  Thomas Whitaker is on Texas’ death row because he lured his family out to dinner so a friend could slip into their Sugar Land home to gun down his mother, father and brother when they returned. Shot in the upper chest in the 2003 attack, Kent Whitaker barely survived the ambush, but only after hearing the first two bullets, ...
U.S. Supreme Court will examine Texas redistricting
 With elections looming, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review two lower-court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw 11 political districts found to be discriminatory. Texas officials appealed the August rulings, which invalidated two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts, saying they were intentionally...

Posted: 11 days ago

With elections looming, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review two lower-court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw 11 political districts found to be discriminatory. Texas officials appealed the August rulings, which invalidated two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts, saying they were intentionally...
Marry a laptop? Polygamy? Gay marriage sees a new wave of attacks
 Vocal opponents of gay rights are pressing a Dallas federal judge to end same-sex marriage, arguing that to do otherwise would open the door to allowing Texans to marry multiple partners and inanimate objects. The lawsuit, rejected as frivolous by gay-marriage advocates and Texas officials, is among at least 15 similar petitions filed nationwide...

Posted: 11 days ago

Vocal opponents of gay rights are pressing a Dallas federal judge to end same-sex marriage, arguing that to do otherwise would open the door to allowing Texans to marry multiple partners and inanimate objects. The lawsuit, rejected as frivolous by gay-marriage advocates and Texas officials, is among at least 15 similar petitions filed nationwide...
Marry a laptop? Polygamy? Gay marriage sees a new wave of attacks
 Vocal opponents of gay rights are pressing a Dallas federal judge to end same-sex marriage, arguing that to do otherwise would open the door to allowing Texans to marry multiple partners and inanimate objects. The lawsuit, rejected as frivolous by gay-marriage advocates and Texas officials, is among at least 15 similar petitions filed nationwide...

Posted: 11 days ago

Vocal opponents of gay rights are pressing a Dallas federal judge to end same-sex marriage, arguing that to do otherwise would open the door to allowing Texans to marry multiple partners and inanimate objects. The lawsuit, rejected as frivolous by gay-marriage advocates and Texas officials, is among at least 15 similar petitions filed nationwide...
Just in: U.S. Supreme Court to review Texas redistricting
 With 2018 elections looming, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review lower-court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw 11 political districts found to be discriminatory. Texas officials appealed the rulings, which invalidated two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts, saying they were intentionally formed...

Posted: 11 days ago

With 2018 elections looming, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review lower-court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw 11 political districts found to be discriminatory. Texas officials appealed the rulings, which invalidated two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts, saying they were intentionally formed...
His son tried to kill him; now father tries to halt his execution
 Thomas Whitaker is on Texas death row because he lured his family out to dinner so a friend could slip into their Sugar Land home to gun down his mother, father and brother when they returned. Shot in the upper chest in the 2003 attack, Kent Whitaker barely survived the ambush, but only after hearing the first two bullets that killed his...

Posted: 11 days ago

Thomas Whitaker is on Texas death row because he lured his family out to dinner so a friend could slip into their Sugar Land home to gun down his mother, father and brother when they returned. Shot in the upper chest in the 2003 attack, Kent Whitaker barely survived the ambush, but only after hearing the first two bullets that killed his...
His son tried to kill him; now father tries to halt his execution
 Thomas Whitaker is on Texas death row because he lured his family out to dinner so a friend could slip into their Sugar Land home to gun down his mother, father and brother when they returned. Shot in the upper chest in the 2003 attack, Kent Whitaker barely survived the ambush, but only after hearing the first two bullets that killed his...

Posted: 11 days ago

Thomas Whitaker is on Texas death row because he lured his family out to dinner so a friend could slip into their Sugar Land home to gun down his mother, father and brother when they returned. Shot in the upper chest in the 2003 attack, Kent Whitaker barely survived the ambush, but only after hearing the first two bullets that killed his...
Are bag bans legal? Texas Supreme Court will decide
 In a case that will determine whether Austin and other cities can continue to prohibit stores from handing out disposable bags, the city of Laredo asked the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate a bag ordinance that had been struck down by a lower court. On one side are environmentalists, wildlife advocates and city officials who say...

Posted: 12 days ago

In a case that will determine whether Austin and other cities can continue to prohibit stores from handing out disposable bags, the city of Laredo asked the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate a bag ordinance that had been struck down by a lower court. On one side are environmentalists, wildlife advocates and city officials who say...
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