Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce later this week whether to call a special session, resolving a standoff between the Texas Senate and House.

“I’ll be making an announcement later this week on a special session,” Abbott said. “When it gets to a special session, the time and topics are solely up to the governor in the st...

WASHINGTON — Local government leaders and congressional Democrats vowed this week to defend against President Trump’s proposals to wipe out funding for federal grants that help communities cover costs ranging from park upgrades to services for domestic violence victims.

The fiscal year 2018 budget plan the White House releas...

 A city lawmaker has proposed legislation banning autonomous delivery-bots. But the battle over who gets to use the sidewalk may just be getting started.

It was only a matter of time until San Francisco again became Ground Zero in a new battle between the public resources of a community and the private reach of technology co...

Urban freight is expected to increase 40% by 2050, going hand-in-hand with the slew of retail stores closing due to e-commerce growth. That means more trucks on the road, clogging precious residential and downtown street space while making deliveries. “Where you now see UPS and FedEx trucks in neighborhood once a day, you w...

WASHINGTON — There are annual spending figures for President Trump’s promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan in the budget proposal the White House will issue on Tuesday.

Documents the Trump administration released Monday to reporters show the White House wants $5 billion of spending on the program in the upcoming 2018 fisc...

May 30, 2017

Parisian firm Stanley Robotics has created a robot called Stan that can drop and pick up your car for you at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The robot picks up your car close to the terminals, so travelers do not have to lug their bags to check in, and takes it to a secure car park. The system is connected to your flight de...

INGLESIDE — A massive crude carrier called the Anne docked at the Port of Corpus Christi on Friday without a drop of oil in its cargo hold.

Nonetheless, its visit made history.

At nearly 1,100 feet long and 200 feet wide, the French vessel was easily be the largest oil tanker to ever call on a port in the Gulf of Mexico.


In the face of failing or outdated infrastructure, public-private partnerships offer a glimpse of hope. These agreements have become increasingly touted as the solution for the country’s public financing woes. Indeed, the current administration’s forthcoming infrastructure plan is expected to rely heavily on P3s.

There are l...

Texas Lt. Gov . Dan Patrick made such a dramatic claim about "must-pass" tax-rate legislation--$20,000 in savings for the average homeowner every year!--we launched a fact check.

Patrick, during 17 minutes of remarks to Capitol reporters May 17, 2017, named Senate Bill 2, authored by Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, as one...

AUSTIN — In a surprise move, the Texas Senate early Wednesday tacked its controversial version of the 'bathroom bill" and property-tax reform measures into a catch-all House bill.

But it was a trap, the House author of the so-called "Christmas tree" bill confirmed, and the measures added to it are now dead.

Among the 48 amend...

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