AUSTIN - This week, State Representative Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) was recognized with the Deep East Texas Council of Government's (DETCOG) Deep East Texas Legislator of the Year Award. The award was presented by DETCOG and the Deep East Texas County Commissioners and Judges Association.

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AUSTIN — Tammy Blair doesn’t live on the border, but as far as she’s concerned, a Central American migrant caravan threatens not only her but also her fellow East Texans.

AUSTIN – There was a time, not long ago, when members of the tea party movement were not playing ball with Johnson County Republicans. 


Cheryl Torres and her husband Jason, a Houston area firefighter, had no idea a little more than a year ago, they would be leaving their metropolis for the serene landscape of the Jacksonville countryside.

AUSTIN — Lacking a good source of high-speed internet, Bridgeport kids have resorted to hanging out at fast-food restaurants to get online and do homework.

AUSTIN — Texas Latinos make up about 39 percent of the state’s population, but if history repeats itself, turnout in the November midterms won’t match their numbers.

AUSTIN — Some may have questioned whether girls would step up when Texas-based Boy Scouts of America opened Cub Scouting’s membership tent to them this summer.

TYLER - The Kiepersol 2013 Texas Merlot has received a blue ribbon from the State Fair of Texas wine competition. Only twelve Texas wines were designated as blue ribbon winners. The wines were judged in a blind tasting format by a panel of sommeliers from the Texas Wine Journal in Austin, Te…

AUSTIN — Backers who want bullet trains to shoot from Dallas to Houston recently hailed a $300 million Japanese loan, but a rival says the line would lock Texas into an inflexible rail monopoly.

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1980 disappearance of Kristy Lynn Booth, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before ne…

AUSTIN — Judith Matherne isn’t a political pollster, but the Rockwall County Democratic chair is pretty sure her party’s U.S. Senate candidate is building down-ballot backing for the Texas ticket.

AUSTIN — Kountze cheerleaders came under fire when they began displaying Bible verses on run-through banners at football games, but a recent legal decision handed them a win.

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a coalition of states in a lawsuit that could let insurers deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, but the action might well cost the GOP incumbent.

AUSTIN — Texas doesn’t lead the nation in prescribing opioids, but researchers have for the first time identified the hot spots by congressional district, and Texas’ 4th Congressional District is No. 72 on the national list.

AUSTIN — It took a lawsuit to clear the way for a Texas woman to practice eyebrow threading without 750 training hours, but a push to deregulate occupational licensing could further cut or streamline regulations for scores of jobs across the state.

As the Labor Day holiday approaches, AAA Texas reminds drivers ‘Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated.’ Recently released statistics from TxDOT show that both drinking and driving and distracted driving remain big problems in the Lone Star State. In an effort to keep everyone saf…

AUSTIN — Sam Houston State University’s proposal to create a college of osteopathic medicine met stiff resistance, but the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved it by a narrow margin.

AUSTIN – San Antonio recently approved a paid sick leave ordinance for private employers, but Texas conservatives are working to squelch it, and to shut down similar measures.

AUSTIN — Although the plaintiffs’ attorney said he’ll meet with his clients to consider what’s next, for now the legal challenge to Texas’ controversial campus carry statute is at a standstill.


AUSTIN – As the new school year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to slow down in school zones, and to be aware of children walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially alert and careful around school buses – which make frequ…

AUSTIN — Federal regulators are working to roll back clean car fuel-economy standards, but current rules make Texans not only healthier but wealthier, critics of the proposal say.


U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling hosted what became his final town hall meeting for Cherokee County residents on Aug. 8, assuring the crowd of the honor of serving them for more than a decade.

AUSTIN — A federal judge last week ordered revival of the controversial DACA program, but on Wednesday, Texas heads to court, contesting the policy’s constitutionality.

AUSTIN — Texas feral hog numbers are so high that the pigs are polluting Hill Country creeks, but a regional task force is fighting back with a $5 per-critter bounty to those who present ears from pigs killed in Hays County, or proof of sale for live animals.

AUSTIN — While Texas children’s wellbeing improved in some important ways over recent years, a new report connects their future gains to the 2020 census, and to the prospect of an undercount that could jeopardize further progress.

AUSTIN — The average Texan who watches the evening news might be surprised, but the state’s overall major-crime rate is down.

AUSTIN —Texas has long been home to sprawling U.S. Army bases such as Fort Hood in Killeen, but a small, newly created Austin-based military unit could shape the success of the nation’s largest fighting force in a way that belies its size.

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