AUSTIN (KXAN) - Presidential talk is swirling as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz continues his whirlwind tour across the state.
On Thursday, Cruz was in Austin, speaking to a business group at National Instruments about the importance of technology in the economy.
“High tech does what Americans are best at, which is invent, innovate and change the world,” Cruz told a crowd of workers at the company.
Lately, the Texas Republican has been pushing Congress to defund the new federal health care law, which some have predicted could force a government shutdown. The current budget measure will expire on Sept. 30.
However, he shied away from questions about a possible GOP matchup with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, on the presidential stage.
"I think it is way premature to be worrying about 2016,” he said. “What I can tell you is that I'm a big fan of Gov. Perry's. 100 percent of what I'm doing is in the U.S. Senate. The Senate is where the fight is ongoing right now to restore economic growth."
The Republican also appeared with other lawmakers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new veteran's clinic in Austin on Thursday.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.