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Texas SC agrees to rehear asbestos case against Dow

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 25, 2014

The Texas Supreme Court has set a date for oral arguments in the rehearing of an asbestos case against The Dow Chemical Co.

Texas SC rejects whistleblower's suit against TCEQ

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 25, 2014

The Texas Supreme Court has rejected a whistleblower’s suit against a Texas environmental agency.

Recount shows Smith still winner of district clerk race

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 21, 2014

After a recount of the votes in the race for Jefferson County District Clerk, the winner of the election remains the same.

Ninth District denies stay of Nabors Drilling wrongful death trial

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 20, 2014

A drilling company was hoping to get a stay on an upcoming wrongful death case against, but an appeals court has denied its request.

Judge shoots down Perry's motion to dismiss criminal charges

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 19, 2014

The criminal case alleging Gov. Rick Perry misused his power will be allowed to continue, according to a ruling by a Texas district court judge Tuesday.

Texas ranchers claim EPA's plan to redefine 'navigable waters' will hurt cattle industry

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 19, 2014

In a state where cattle is king, a ranchers’ association is voicing its opposition to federal guidelines it says would hurt the cattle business.

Beaumont attorneys file suits on behalf of workers killed at DuPont

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 18, 2014

Only days after a deadly gas leak took the lives of four workers at the DuPont facility in LaPorte, several Beaumont attorneys have filed lawsuits against the company on behalf of victims’ families.

Committee to start District Clerk hand recount on Wednesday

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 17, 2014

Jefferson County officials have granted a recount request filed by the Republican candidate for District Clerk who lost the election by 785 votes.

Texas firm's request to change venue smells of forum shopping, Garlock says

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Attorneys for Garlock Sealing Technologies say attempts by asbestos plaintiffs firm Waters & Kraus LLP to move its suit to Texas are only attempts at forum-shopping.

White pre-files bills to promote east Texas economy

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 14, 2014

The 84th Legislative Session doesn’t begin until mid-January, but one local representative is already gearing up by taking advantage of the opportunity to pre-file bills he wants the lawmakers to take up when the session starts..

5th Circuit won't rehear UT affirmative action case

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 13, 2014

A federal appeals court has decided not to rehear an affirmative action case against the University of Texas, despite a request to do so from the U.S. Supreme Court.

GLO suit says fracking ban hurts Texas schools

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 12, 2014

The voters in Denton may want to stop hydraulic fracturing in their city, but the land office and the oil and gas industry do not.

Judge overturns Reynolds' conviction, sets new trial date on barratry charge

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 11, 2014

State Rep. Ron Reynolds escaped a barratry charge Monday after a juror said she had been unduly influenced.

Wiggins asks for recount in district clerk race

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 11, 2014

After losing the election for Jefferson County district clerk by only 785 votes, the Republican candidate is seeking a recount.

TxDOT suspends use of Trinity guardrail device after qui tam lawsuit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 10, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation has suspended the use of highway guardrails following a $175 million lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Countywide voting, machine malfunctions account for Election Day confusion, clerk says

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 7, 2014

The confusion surrounding the last minute changes in election results had to do with some new laws in place and technical difficulties, county officials say.

Voters approve use of oil & gas taxes for state highways

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 5, 2014

AUSTIN- Texas voters sent a message that road improvements are important for economic development, safety and quality of life, the state's transportation agency said.

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