State Rep. Landgraf Seeks Re-­election with Focus on Tax Relief

ODESSA, TEXAS -­-­-­ State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-­Odessa) announced Thursday that he will seek re-­election to continue serving his fellow West Texans in House District 81, which consists of Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties. Landgraf’s announcement comes after he completed months of successful work in the Texas House of Representatives to balance the state’s budget, without raising taxes, while passing landmark

Van Taylor Announces Campaign for Congress

In a video to supporters, Sen. Van Taylor today announced his candidacy for United States Congress, declaring his resolve to fight for conservative solutions and to work every day to safeguard resident's freedom. Taylor is running to replace Congressman Sam Johnson, who announced in January his plans to retire after the conclusion of

Judge Sanctions Voss Law for Handling of Hail Suit, Finds Firm ‘Hijacked’ Litigation for Own Benefit

From producing fraudulent documents to “hijacking the litigation process for its own benefit,” a federal judge has found the Voss Law Firm “engaged in intentional litigation misconduct” by bringing a hail lawsuit on behalf of clients that never actually signed a contingency fee agreement. In January, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses granted a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment, freeing the insurer from a suit brought on behalf of Gregorio and Maria Hernandez after finding it

Texas business has to gear up for more politics after beating the ‘bathroom bill’

Business just beat back the so-called bathroom bill in a special session, but there’s little time to celebrate. Not with the lieutenant governor vowing to bring back the issue and the governor on board. Not with primary elections for state office only seven months away. That’s right. Just as one political push ends, another is on the

Charges Against State Rep. Dawnna Dukes Could be Dropped

TRAVIS COUNTY – If State Representative Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) resigns from office and submits to a drug and alcohol assessment, the district attorney will drop corruption charges against her. She has until the end of the business day Tuesday to…read more...

Governor Abbott Adds 19 Items To Special Session Call

Following passage of legislation in the Texas Senate to extend the expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of...

Special Session Supplemental Call

NOTICE: This document is an unsigned working draft. It is being released for informational and discussion purposes only. It is subject to change. It has no legal effect. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED...

Special Session Proclamation For Sunset Legislation

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:  WHEREAS, the legislature adjourned its 85th regular session without extending the existence of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and

State Senator Robert Nichols announces run for re-election

June 20, 2017 by Robert Nichols Campaign Texas State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced today his intention to file for re-election to the Texas Senate. “Serving Senate District 3 is the greatest honor of my life,” said Nichols.…