July 20, 2012 To make insurance more affordable, the federal health law requires every state to conduct a special review whenever a health insurer wants to raise premiums more than 10 percent. The Texas insurance department hasn't completed a reviews of any of the nine qualifying rate increases. So the companies' rate increases have taken effect.
July 9, 2012 Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry called the federal health overhaul law a "power grab" and rejected an expansion of Medicaid in the state to cover more people with low incomes. The recent Supreme Court ruling on the administration's health law makes participation in the expansion optional.
June 20, 2012 These may look like simple landscape photos — but they are actually a study of the U.S.-Mexico border.
February 8, 2012 Fresh off victories in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigned in Texas on Wednesday. He told a small group of pastors, some of them former supporters of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, that he is the true conservative left to challenge Mitt Romney.
January 20, 2012 The battle over district lines is important because the state is getting four new House seats. The Supreme Court says justices in Texas should not have ignored the state legislature's wishes.
September 16, 2011 By the time the Supreme Court order came down on Thursday, Duane Buck could have already been put to death. But Texas authorities had paused to wait for the court's decision. The issue is whether his race is the reason he's on death row.
September 6, 2011 If Sen. Jim DeMint's Labor Day Republican presidential forum demonstrated anything, it was that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is so confident about winning over South Carolina Tea Party devotees, including the senator, that he could beg off attending the event without any political risk.
August 15, 2011 In Texas, former prisoners who have been exonerated are in line for a big financial payout. And often, that leads to a clash with the attorneys who helped to exonerate them.
August 10, 2011 The Texas governor is widely expected to enter the presidential race this weekend, and once he does, the strength of his Texas-sized fundraising machine will likely reboot the race for the Republican nomination.
June 10, 2011 If Texas Gov. Rick Perry declares a run for the Republican presidential nomination, it likely would be one of the few times since 1860 that the idea of secession would be a prominent topic in a White House campaign.
April 6, 2011 So far the drought hasn't been costly in terms of fires, but experts expect farmers to be hit very hard.
March 2, 2011 It's March — and that means spring break is around the corner for many college students. But Texas officials are advising students to avoid going to Mexico, saying that drug violence there isn't isolated to border areas.