All three Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judges whose terms expire in 2014 — one-third of the nine-member panel — have elected not to seek another term, setting the stage for unusually high turnover on the state's highest criminal court.
"This is a lot leaving," said Chuck Mallin, appellate chief in the Tarrant County district attorney's office. "It's always a scary proposition, because you don't know what you're going to get."
Every two months, Christopher Churchill, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist, scuba dives in Ray Roberts Lake, northwest of Dallas, to monitor the growth rates of zebra mussels, which have wreaked havoc on several Texas lakes and rivers.
Tom Pauken, waging a longshot bid to be the GOP nominee for Texas governor, attacked frontrunner Greg Abbott Thursday for joining forces with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block a proposed airline merger.
By Reeve Hamilton and Todd Wiseman - The Texas Tribune
With the Legislature reducing the number of college students required to receive meningitis vaccinations and making it easier for some to opt out, community college administrators say they are better equipped to ensure a smooth implementation of vaccination requirements.
By Ross Ramsey and Todd Wiseman - The Texas Tribune
Lawmakers took care of an ethics problem of concern to candidates this year: From now on, political consultants who also lobby the Legislature will have to list the names of their political clients in their lobby filings.
In a month and a half, drivers on Texas roads won’t have to dig through their glove compartments for their insurance cards when they are pulled over by police officers. They can just turn to their cell phones.
As drought conditions and dry forecasts persist across Texas, lawyers will argue a case in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that could have major implications for water supplies in the state — and for natural resource planning nationally.
The Wise Regional Health System will no longer require doctors at its hospitals to have a three-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology before letting them deliver babies, a shift that will give privileges back to certain family physicians practicing in the area.