AUSTIN (KXAN) - Mike Ward of the Austin American-Statesman, Shelley Kofler of KERA Radio in Dallas and Brian Sweaney of Texas Monthly joined KXAN Political Reporter Josh Hinkle's "In Session, In-Depth" roundtable Sunday to review the first week.
Kofler, who was based in Austin for several years as a television journalist, said Governor Rick Perry's call for landed "like a thud" with many lawmakers.
"I hear a lot of them saying we've got to pay our bills," she said.
Ward, who's been covering state government for some two decades, agreed. He said budget cuts are easier said then done. Shrinking government, he said, means cutting jobs in places like schools and prisons. The question is, Ward said, is "who's going to get shrunk?"
Sweany, who is new to Texas Monthly's legislative lineup, said Speaker Joe Straus' re-election by acclimation signals that he's graduated from "presiding over the House to leading the House."
Constable deputies in Travis County's five precincts serve thousands of arrest warrants each year, never knowing quite what is in store when they knock on that door.
An Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to actor Ryan O'Neal, a jury determined Thursday.
Trail of Lights organizers are preparing for thousands of visitors on its final weekend of 2013.
The North Austin Event Center is a popular hangout for kids and a party place for families. But recently it was the scene of tragedy.
This holiday season could spread a lot more than Christmas cheer. With a high number of flu cases already reported in Texas, health officials are concerned about a possible flu outbreak.
Ellen Chapman had 17 kills, Deme Morales added 14 — including the final two points — and 12th-seeded Wisconsin upset top-seeded defending national champion Texas 3-1 in the NCAA volleyball semifinals.