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Monday, Aug 14, 2017

Rep. Paul Workman Calls on TAMU Chancellor to Ban WLM Rally

Rep. Paul Workman Calls on TAMU Chancellor to Ban WLM Rally

Many Texas legislators are asking Texas A&M to denounce Preston Wiginton's planned 'White Lives Matter rally', which is scheduled to take place on Septemeber 11.

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Texas House OKs Property Tax Bill Cities Oppose

Texas House OKs Property Tax Bill Cities Oppose

The Texas House has advanced a bill designed to lower property taxes over objections from top cities, who say it will hamstring their budgets.

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Texas Senate OKs Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who are decrying that no exception would be made in cases of rape or incest.

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Booming Texas Cities Feeling Stunted by Gov. Greg Abbott's

Booming Texas Cities Feeling Stunted by Gov. Greg Abbott's

Texas' big cities are booming like few places in the U.S., and mayors say Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is doing damage by trying to rein them in.

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

Texas Legislature Increases Mail-in Voter Fraud Punishments

Texas Legislature Increases Mail-in Voter Fraud Punishments

The Texas Legislature has approved increasing criminal penalties for improper mail-in voting.

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

Legislature OKs Agency Oversight That Forced Special Session

Legislature OKs Agency Oversight That Forced Special Session

State lawmakers have approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling previously -- the first pieces of legislation to clear...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

Texas Passes Tough Rules on Reporting Abortion Complications

Texas Passes Tough Rules on Reporting Abortion Complications

The Texas Legislature has approved requiring physicians and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and impose fines on those who don't.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

Texas Cuts Aid to 'Colonias' After Years of Offering Help

Texas Cuts Aid to 'Colonias' After Years of Offering Help

Texas' commitment to helping thousands of families who live along the Mexico border in ramshackle communities known as colonias is being questioned after lawmakers cut budgets and assistance programs.

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017

Stars Become Latest to Speak Out Against 'Bathroom Bill'

Stars Become Latest to Speak Out Against 'Bathroom Bill'

The Dallas Stars join the long list of companies and organizations to speak out against proposed bathroom legislation currently up for debate in the Texas Legislature.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

Status of Bathroom Bills as Special Session Nears Its End

Status of Bathroom Bills as Special Session Nears Its End

NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine looks at where the proposed bathroom bills stand, with just more than a week left in the special session.