News archive from 11 July 2018

UT professors back in court fighting Texas campus carry law

AUSTIN — Three University of Texas professors fighting the state’s campus carry gun law will be back in court Wednesday as they try to convince appellate judges a lower court wrongfully dismissed their case to keep guns out of their classrooms....

Chron, 01:29 in Politics

Long-awaited Alief community center awaits Houston council votes

Houston City Council this week will consider two items to kick off construction on a long-awaited service center in Alief, the marquee item in the city's annual capital spending plan. The $52 million, 63,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility at 11903...

Chron, 07:27 in Politics

Trump claims Germany 'totally controlled' by Russia

Now Playing: President Donald Trump claimed a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" during a combative breakfast Wednesday that kicked off what was already expected to be a fraught NATO...

Chron, 09:40 in Politics

Oil and sales tax revenues up as Texas pulls in $2.8B more than expected

AUSTIN — The state economic picture is improving as forecasts now show Texas with $2.8 billion more in revenue than expected, according to a report released Wednesday by the comptroller's office. Soaring sales and use tax returns are a big driver,...

Chron, 11:44 in Politics

Author Stephen King’s plea to Texans: Don’t re-elect Ted Cruz

The King of Horror has a request for Texas voters. Earlier this week Stephen King, the author of novels like “The Shining” and “Cujo,” took to Twitter with a plea for Lone State State residents. “Hey, Texas! I suppose you're going to re-elect Ted...

Chron, 12:46 in Politics

Lupe Valdez to get new campaign manager

AUSTIN — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Lupe Valdez has a new campaign manager in her longshot bid to unseat Republican incumbent Greg Abbott in November, officials confirmed Wednesday. The replacement of well-known strategist Bill Romjue with...

Chron, 16:45 in Politics

Philadelphia prosecutor says no to contract renewal with ICE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says he will not support renewing a contract allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to Philadelphia's real-time arrest database. Krasner's statement Wednesday comes as...

Chron, 16:53 in Politics

Greg Abbott agrees to TV debate with Democrat Lupe Valdez

AUSTIN — Incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Wednesday to participate in a televised statewide debate with Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez, the first in the general election runup. Abbott said he has accepted an invitation from Nexstar...

Chron, 18:49 in Politics

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