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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.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

Republican lawmakers who decry the "Californiazation" of Texas are hoping court action will end bag bans many cities have adopted while stemming other local laws that they believe erode individual and economic...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

GOP Again Forces Texas Senate Change Increasing its Power

GOP Again Forces Texas Senate Change Increasing its Power

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate has voted for the second straight session to break with 70-plus years of past tradition and suspend a rule making it easier for Democrats to block hot-button legislation...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash over Texas' efforts to adopt anti-LGBT bathroom laws has begun, with a best-selling author snubbing lawmakers and Dallas civic leaders warning major sporting events could go elsewhere.