Texas Governor Rick Perry has created a special infectious disease task force aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola throughout the state. One of the duties of the Ebola task force will be to learn from the mistakes made in the state’s response to the Ebola case in Dallas. This week, Governor Perry issued an executive order creating the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.
A San Antonio attorney for a pair of same-sex couples that have the sued the State of Texas over its statutes concerning gay-marriage has asked the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their case next month, citing concern for one his clients who is pregnant.
Four days after the San Antonio Water System voted unanimously to move forward with the Vista Ridge Pipeline contract, San Antonio City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the project.
The Vista Ridge pipeline would originate in Burleson County and be constructed along creekways over 140 miles in a southwest line through Bastrop, Austin, down I-35 and eventually to San Antonio. It would be developed by a consortium led by Abengoa, a company based in Seville, Spain. -
A new poll shows a majority of Texans believe the criminal charges against Governor Rick Perry related to his indictment for coercion and abuse of power are strictly political. The poll also points out how the indictment has not changed how people view the governor.
In a surprising move Wednesday, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus revealed that he is stepping away from his proposal that, if approved by council, would have made it against the law in the city to give anything - from money to blankets - to a panhandler.
The revelation came up at the end of the city council's public safety committee. The item was not scheduled to be discussed. But a question from a council member on where the proposal stood prompted the chief to explain why he's aborting the plan.
A new poll released this week shows Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis down by 9 points, with her Republican opponent Greg Abbott inches away from claiming a majority of those surveyed.
The results of a trial ballot issued by the Texas Lyceum group shows Attorney General Greg Abbott claiming 49-percent of those polled and 40-percent stating they’d vote for his Democratic gubernatorial opponent Senator Wendy Davis.
Texas health officials say so far they have identified and located eighteen people that came into contact with a Texas man diagnosed with Ebola. Five of those eighteen are schoolchildren all attending classes at different campuses in Dallas.
State and Federal Health Officials say the schools are safe and they remain open. The five kids, ranging from elementary-age children to high schoolers, are being monitored at home and have not been quarantined.
Former United States House Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been cleared by Texas’ highest criminal court of all charges related to his 2010 conviction by the state’s Public Integrity Unity on charges of money laundering and conspiracy.
The U.S. Department of Justice with the help of a San Antonio whistleblower settled a 7 year-old court case over allegations that Caremark, a part of CVS Health, intentionally miscalculated the amount they repaid Medicaid for prescriptions for more than a decade.
Candidates in the state’s Lt. Governor Race quickly established how different they are from one another during their one and only statewide debate on Monday night as the two tore into each other’s record over issues ranging from immigration to abortion to tax reform.