Phil Collins’ star rises over the Alamo

San Antonio Express-News & The Houston Chronicle  AUSTIN - Pop star Phil Collins, who has donated a private collection of artifacts to the caretakers of the Alamo, became an honorary Texan at the Capitol on Wednesday. Collins received the honor as he appeared at the Texas House and Senate, where he delivered another gift to Rep. … Continue reading Phil Collins’ star rises over the Alamo

Bill to protect Alamo from UN finds little support

San Antonio Express-News & Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Lawmakers and witnesses before a Senate hearing Tuesday dismissed as quixotic Sen. Donna Campbell’s bill to protect the Alamo in San Antonio from United Nations control. Campbell, R-New Braunfels, said she is concerned that the historic Texas shrine could fall under U.N. control despite evidence that there is … Continue reading Bill to protect Alamo from UN finds little support

Lawmaker hopes to decrease police brutality

San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — With racial tension rising following the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to make police actions more transparent in this state. Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, said he filed bills to pre-empt police brutality from occuring in Texas. “All I want to do is be transparent and know … Continue reading Lawmaker hopes to decrease police brutality

In primary night speeches, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis focus on issues that will likely define general election

The Daily Texan — Print Edition Only by Nicole Cobler and Madlin Mekelburg FORT WORTH AND SAN ANTONIO — After both candidates secured predictable victories over relatively unknown primary opponents, Democrat Wendy Davis used her primary night speech to highlight the differences between herself and Republican Greg Abbott, while Abbott focused his attention on issues … Continue reading In primary night speeches, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis focus on issues that will likely define general election