AUSTIN — Several Republican lawmakers representing Texas agreed there is a need for renewed infrastructure investment nationwide and even acknowledged its direct usefulness to Texas, yet all 23 of the state's conservative representatives in Congress voted against the recently signed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today officially filed for re-election in Austin. Joined by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and their daughter Audrey, the Governor thanked supporters in a video and urged Texans across the state to rally together from now through Election Day to secure conservative victories at the ballot box next November. The First Lady and Audrey submitted the official paperwork to the Republican Party of Texas later in the afternoon.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared to lean favorably toward the religious rights of John Henry Ramirez, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2008.

AUSTIN — In Texas, public schools pay for a majority of their operations through property tax collections. Even so, state officials promise districts won't feel the weight of reduced funding despite lawmakers' touted property tax relief bill which reduces what districts can collect.

AUSTIN— Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for “its illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate imposed on private businesses,” his office announced Nov. 5.

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AUSTIN -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas and the Texas Secretary of State over certain restrictive voting procedures imposed by Texas Senate Bill 1.

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AUSTIN -- With final approval given by Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky, the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is set to go into Texas children’s arms as early as Nov. 3, state officials said.

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AUSTIN -- The Public Utility Commission of Texas named three people to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board on Nov. 1, according to a news release.

Gov. Greg Abbott Monday announced his appointment of Evan Young, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to the Supreme Court of Texas. Young will replace Justice Eva Guzman on the bench, who resigned in June.

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AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in two cases related to a controversial, recently enacted Texas abortion law -- a pair of cases legal experts say could reshape abortion rights nationwide.

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As flood waters continue to rise, Texans are mobilizing everything from church directories to hobby car networks to assist parts of their state inundated by Harvey's rainfall. 

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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman parachuted from a helicopter, bringing with him a large American flag as he landed on the Weatherford Christian School field Tuesday, Nov. 9 for a special ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.