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Donna-Rio Bravo bridge begins $60M expansion

DONNA — City leaders here are celebrating the start of a long-awaited $60 million expansion of the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge. The expansion will turn...

Is Rick Perry on his way out as Energy Secretary?

By Mede Nix The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — After a Politico report Thursday night that Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is...

Is property tax relief in store for Texas?

While trying to limit the annual growth of property taxes in Texas, the Legislature gave local governments an incentive to raise taxes nearly 8%...

Castro warns “end of my campaign” if he doesn’t qualify for November debate

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is warning supporters that his campaign will be over if he does not qualify for the November debate. “I don’t...

Texas raises penalty for hit-and-runs

By Chase Karacostas and Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN — Three years after his son’s death, David Wood saw the driver accused of hitting his son...

Questions linger after chaotic Mercedes meeting

Four people remain in police custody and questions linger after a Mercedes City Commission meeting devolved into a frenetic chaos of yelling and scattered...

Tropical Storm Humberto close to forming off Florida, but path shifts to the east

By Joe Mario Pedersen and Richard Tribou Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical disturbance could form into Tropical Storm Humberto and threaten Florida’s east coast,...

10 Democrats vying for the White House take the stage in Texas

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune The presidential debate stage on Thursday and the surrounding city of Houston will have at least one thing in common:...

San Antonio sued for excluding Chick-Fil-A from airport

By Acacia Coronado, Texas Tribune In a lawsuit citing a controversial new state law, five area residents are suing the city of San Antonio over...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and NRA feud over gun background checks

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Two usual political allies — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the National Rifle Association — traded rhetorical blows Friday after...