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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Abbott Echoes Trump with 'Sanctuary City' Crackdown

Abbott Echoes Trump with 'Sanctuary City' Crackdown

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday embraced President Donald Trump's proposed crackdowns on so-called "sanctuary cities" but didn't mention the president's recent order for a partial immigration ban as Muslim...

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Abbott Tells Lawmakers to Fix CPS, Ban 'Sanctuary Cities'

Abbott Tells Lawmakers to Fix CPS, Ban 'Sanctuary Cities'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) delivered his State of the State address in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol Tuesday morning.

Monday, Jan 30, 2017

TX Woman on Mission for Bill Prohibiting Texting and Driving

TX Woman on Mission for Bill Prohibiting Texting and Driving

For the fourth time, two Texas lawmakers will try to get a bill prohibiting texting and driving passed.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017

North Texas Parents Fight for School Choice

North Texas Parents Fight for School Choice

North Texas parents who have children in public charter schools are coming together to show their support for school choice.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Texas Governor Says 'Sanctuary' Jail Will Cost Sheriff Job

Texas Governor Says 'Sanctuary' Jail Will Cost Sheriff Job

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is escalating a standoff with Austin's sheriff over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies and now says he will seek new laws to remove her from office.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

GOP Stars Push School Choice, But Will it be Enough?

GOP Stars Push School Choice, But Will it be Enough?

The governor of Texas and the Bush family's rising star added political muscle Tuesday to a rally supporting school vouchers, which have stalled repeatedly in the country's largest Republican state despite...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Liquid Cremation Explained

Liquid Cremation Explained

A new bill in the Texas legislature could approve a new type of cremation, called alkaline hydrolysis.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Democrats Again to Lead Just Two TX Senate Committees

Democrats Again to Lead Just Two TX Senate Committees

Democrats will again head just two Texas Senate committees, the same number that the minority party ran last session in 2015.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz Talks Incoming Administration

Sen. Ted Cruz Talks Incoming Administration

In Washington D.C., Senator Ted Cruz discusses the incoming administration and the effect it could have on Texas.

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017

Austin Focused on Abortion & Budget This Week

Austin Focused on Abortion & Budget This Week

From a court fight over abortion to a budget draft, a busy week lies ahead or Texas state lawmakers.