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Friday, Feb 24, 2017

Texas Lt. Gov. Discusses Bathroom Guidelines, School Choice

Texas Lt. Gov. Discusses Bathroom Guidelines, School Choice

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discussed the Trump administration's decision to reverse guidelines regarding bathroom access for transgender students in a wide-ranging interview Thursday.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Takes on the NFL Over Bathroom Bill

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Takes on the NFL Over Bathroom Bill

The Texas governor was throwing verbal penalty flags: 15 yards for sports league overreach. Another 15 for pigskin meddling in state policy.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017

TX Lawmakers Look at Foster Care on Monday

TX Lawmakers Look at Foster Care on Monday

The House Human Services Committee on Monday hears a series of bills aiming to improve Texas' troubled foster system, including a proposal making it easier for relatives to adopt at-risk children.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' attempt to boot Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists in 2015 -- but a deadline now...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Abortion Bills Could Advance Wednesday?

Abortion Bills Could Advance Wednesday?

After the U.S. Supreme Court last summer struck down much of Texas tough 2013 abortion restrictions, top Republicans switched strategies. Rather than focusing on women's health, like in the past, they are...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

'Convention of States' Begins Advancing in Texas Legislature

'Convention of States' Begins Advancing in Texas Legislature

Bills heeding Gov. Greg Abbott's calls for a "convention of states" to amend the U.S. Constitution have begun making their way through the Texas Legislature.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

TX Anti-Abortion Efforts Renew After Supreme Court Defeat

TX Anti-Abortion Efforts Renew After Supreme Court Defeat

Undeterred by a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down sweeping abortion restrictions that were sold as protecting women's health, Texas Republicans are pushing new measures pitched as protecting fetuses...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Much-Watched Texas Union Dues Bill Draws Early Questions

Much-Watched Texas Union Dues Bill Draws Early Questions

A bill barring voluntary payroll deductions of union dues from state employee paychecks is drawing questions as it begins a long, potentially contentious journey through the Texas Legislature.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Rescue Network Brings Adoptable Dogs from Texas to Minnesota

Rescue Network Brings Adoptable Dogs from Texas to Minnesota

A volunteer with a southern Minnesota animal shelter has set up a rescue network to bring dogs from overburdened shelters in Texas to Minnesota, where they may have a better chance of finding a home.