The government shutdown is taking a financial toll on border patrol agents required to report for duty as they are considered essential workers, but are not getting paid due to the logjam in Washington.
Many agents “live paycheck to paycheck,” said Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Union.
Texas faced a choice in 2007: spend billions on new prisons to house its convicts or find creative ways to deal with criminals in the state.
An ambitious plan to turn Texas into a Democratic bastion has increased scrutiny on newly appointed DNC finance chair Henry Muñoz III, a San Antonio native who critics say built his architectural empire through political cronyism.
Texas Democratic State Rep. Ron Reynolds will plead no contest to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office after being arrested on barratry, or ambulance chasing, charges Tuesday, according to KHOU Texas.
A federal watchdog is investigating Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions against a Texas natural gas company that the agency claimed contaminated drinking water through its drilling activities in the state.
A mega-fundraiser and donor to President Barack Obama’s campaign is also a top Texas lawyer who has encountered scandals during his two-decade long law career.
A Texas judge has upheld the right of high school cheerleaders to paint Bible verses on banners for their football team, the New York Times has reported.