Texas school finance case heads back to court


Texas Capitol (Josh Hinkle/KXAN)
 
Video A state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately improved the balance for students in rich and poor areas since 2013 judgment.
 
 
 

Harvey Hilderbran, a Hill Country Republican, first comptroller candidate with TV ad
Republican Harvey Hilderbran was the first candidate in the state comptroller's race to begin airing...
 

Congress to discuss spending
Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending...
 

Congress looks at unemployment
Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment...
 

President, politicians honor Sandy Hook
President Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school with...
 

City Council approves Auditorium Shores design Video
After two hours of discussion regarding the final design for Auditorium Shores, the Austin City Council...
 

Wendy Davis opens tax returns to scrutiny
Exclusive: State Senator Wendy Davis, a 2014 Democratic candidate for Texas Governor, released her tax...
 

Van de Putte files for Lt. Governor
SAN ANTONIO (AP) ? Veteran Texas Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is running for lieutenant governor, half of...
 

AP Essay: For boomers, JFK death ripples still
The way it is described, even now, by so many Americans: the "loss of innocence" that left us vulnerable...
 

House 50 district sets runoff date
A Jan. 28 runoff date has been set in the special election to replace state Rep. Mark Strama of Austin,...
 
 
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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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KXAN Political Blog


Texas 2014: Faces In the Races
During the 2014 election season, virtually every statewide office in Texas is up for grabs, because Gov. Rick Perry is stepping…
 

Behind the scenes: Texas lawmakers debate…
Texas lawmakers worked overnight, debating a handful of controversial abortion-related measures. KXAN had crews at the Capitol…
 

In Session. In-depth: Texas Gun Business
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” we focus on gun control and big business. One state’s loss might…
 

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U.S. Congressional News


House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…
 

GOP pushes rising stars amid calls for…
BOSTON (AP) — Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their…
 

7 Democrats, 5 Republicans vying for US…
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Democrats and three Republicans have qualified for the primary ballot in the state's special election…
 

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Texas (change)

 
Republican Rick Perry is Governor of Texas. Two Republicans represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, and Texas has 32 representatives in the U.S. House: 20 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Attorney General: Greg Abbott

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