State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, says several members of the Texas Retailers Association have requested he find about the legality of some Texas city’s efforts to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.
Flynn is hoping to discover whether plastic bag bans violate sections of the state’s Health and Safety Code:
"Well it’s a health issue -- they want you to use these cloth bags that get so nasty and dirty," Flynn said. "Why in the world would government get involved in something like this? And then, of course, the retailers are getting beat up over this."
Federal education officials have denied a state waiver that would have eliminated the need to test eighth grade students' math skills more than once -- the denial is related to provisions in House Bill 5 that reduced the overall number of end-of-course exams.
Residential growth and new business development are quietly moving forward in an area where it might be least expected. The City of Leon Valley is marking the progress with its first major facilities expansion in 40 years.
Nestled in the near-Northwest area of San Antonio, Leon Valley is pretty much land-locked on all sides.
“I would say we are about 90 percent built out." City Manager Manny Longoria said.
Wendy Davis says her education policy will contain a greater use of technology even amongst poorer school districts -- the Democratic nominee for governor was one of the keynote speakers at this week’s South by Southwest Education conference.
In a packed room at SXSWedu in Austin, Davis provided a sneak peak at another component to her education platform: Innovation and technology.
The last remaining abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley closed its doors this week as a result of House Bill 2, the abortion clinic restriction law passed by the legislature during 2013’s special session.
VIA Transit is preparing grants to secure federal funding for its proposed streetcar project. Now that the Federal Transit Administration has given its stamp of approval to the streetcar plan, several federal funding sources have become available to help it along.
After hundreds of committee meetings, four public meetings, and an array of route configurations, VIA finalized its streetcar plan, allowing it to move forward with requests for grant applications.
Former District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan has just wrapped up her campaign for state senator. She resigned last year from city council to run against state Rep. Donna Campbell, hoping at least to take Campbell to a runoff.
Her second place finish means she's done with politics, at least for now. But some people in her former city council district say she has unfinished business from her elected office: A project involving Mud Creek.
Going into the election, the quest for the Democratic nomination for Bexar County judge appeared to be a tight contest. But the mood of each camp told the story as soon as early voting results came in.
Even though the candidates knew the South Side of San Antonio is traditionally an election-day voting crowd, each seemed convinced of the outcome moments after the early vote tabulations crossed the computer screen at 7:15.
"What a relief," said Nelson Wolff, the incumbent who was challenged for the Democratic nomination by Precinct 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson.
As Western powers consider sanctions against Russia for the country’s military intervention in Ukraine, a North Texas Ukrainian heritage group in The Colony has managed to keep family members connected.
Chrystya Geremesz is the president of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas, a group celebrating the cultural heritage of the Eastern European country with many of its members having family living in Ukraine.
The race to be the next Bexar County Precinct 4 commissioner is moving into a runoff election for both parties after no candidate could reach the 50 percent of the vote required to get their party's nomination.
Commissioner Tommy Adkisson held the seat for nearly 14 years and when he announced he was running for county judge it opened a floodgate of candidates to try and fill the vacancy.