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Protests were held outside Dallas City Hall Sunday afternoon over a new law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott that bans "sanctuary cities" in Texas.

The state’s two largest Tea Party organizations in the state are praising conservative lawmakers and calling out their Republican detractors. The post Grassroots Leaders Support Conservatives, Chastise Liberal Republicans appeared first on Empower ...

Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, resigned last night amid questions from Texas Monthly about his role in getting Iraq removed from President Trump’s ban on travel from Middle ...

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is on the short list to succeed James Comey as FBI director, according to a White House official.

Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. Underneath the surface of Republican politics in Texas lies a struggle of long standing between business conservatives and social conservatives. ...

HHSC inspector general resigns after Texas Monthly raises questions about his work on behalf of the Iraqi government. The post Abbott Appointee Had Role in Trump Removing Iraq from Travel Ban appeared first on Texas Monthly.

The Texas House has approved a Senate bill meant to curb improper relationships between teachers and students.

President Donald Trump says fired FBI Director James Comey "will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI."

President Donald Trump says fired FBI Director James Comey "will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI."

A local veteran of political campaigns feels the President will have to pick someone both sides of the aisle can agree on and Texas could play a role.

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Two top Republican lawmakers from Texas are quietly working on an immigration and border security bill, sources say, in what could be the first credible effort to deliver a legislative win on immigration policy under President Donald Trump. CNN

For Kendrex White’s parents, April 4 marked a critical turning point in their son’s life — the beginning of a descent from being a college student with academic accolades to an accused killer charged with an unprovoked attack ...

Are state lawmakers in the House going to side with Texas taxpayers or local politicians? The post House Lawmakers Are Poised to Fumble Property Tax Reform appeared first on Empower Texans.

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“Considering the massive resources of the pro-bond campaign, it was a stunning rebuke,” said the Round Rock Parents and Taxpayers in a Facebook post. The post Taxpayers Defeat Massive Bond Campaign appeared first on Empower Texans.

Some House Democrats are wary of any legislation that could increase people’s interactions with law enforcement after passage of the sanctuary cities bill, possibly affecting a tethering bill.

A bill putting new limits on how cities and counties may raise local property tax revenue is facing problems in the House despite being a priority of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

The Metro 8 alliance of chambers of commerce presses lawmakers to use a modest portion of the rainy day fund to help meet budget needs.