Freshman state Rep. Scott Turner, a tea party-backed Republican from North Texas who used to play in the NFL, announced that he had filed with the state to be considered for speaker of house in 2015, but one political expert isn’t surprised by the challenge.
Professor Jim Henson with the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Project said this type of tea party challenge against current Speaker of the House Joe Strauss, R-San Antonio, has happened so often that it has become expected.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has appealed a decision ordering his office to pay the nearly $270,000 in legal bills for state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, charges she accumulated in a 2011 federal redistricting case involving her senate district.
Last year, a federal three-judge panel ruled in favor of Davis and a federal district judge in San Antonio revisited that order, affirming the ruling.
Austin Federal District Judge Sam Sparks surprised all parties when he decided to not force two couples who filed suit in San Antonio to join two other cases challenging Texas’ constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
San Antonio attorney Neel Lane, who represents the San Antonio couples -- Cleo DeLeon and Nicole Dimetman, and Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss -- is pleased with Sparks' decision.
President Barack Obama has selected five areas in the country to be "promise zones" designed to revitalize economically and educationally distressed areas. The East Side of San Antonio has been selected as one.
During a news conference, the president named the East Side specifically, pointing out that 40 percent of adults do not have a high school diploma and crime is 50 percent higher in that part of town.
Texas Department of Transportation Chief Financial Officer James Bass has been named as the interim director of the state agency as the Texas Transportation Commission, the group that oversee's TxDOT, works to find a replacement.
TxDOT executive director Phil Wilson is stepping down and will take a position at the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Wilson was the first TxDOT director to not have an engineering background and Jeff Mosely, chairman of the Transportation Commission, said the new director will likely follow that trend.
The Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday and decide whether defamatory comments can be forcibly removed from the Internet. The suit is a first of its kind for the state’s highest court and challenges whether the Texas Constitution is sufficient for the 21st century.
Two months after being appointed to the City Council District 9 seat to "fill in" until a special election can be held, Joe Krier said he's considering a run for the seat in May.
The former Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce executive said he was careful with his words during his November interview, telling the council he did not anticipate to seek the seat beyond six months.
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on whether an injection well company trespassed onto an East Texas rice farmers land when they deposited fracking waste water into a nearby property.
FPL Framing, Ltd., a rice farming company based in East Texas, has filed suit against Environmental Processing Systems, a company that disposes of the backwash that is a result of natural gas hydraulic fracking, and in this case is accused of migrating into a farm’s water supply on an adjacent property.