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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.

Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Plano State Senator Files Bill for Voter Citizenship Verification

Plano State Senator Files Bill for Voter Citizenship Verification

State Lawmaker Van Taylor has filed a bill for the fourth time to verify citizenship for voters.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Pete Sessions: 'Welcoming Community' Fundamentally Wrong

Pete Sessions: 'Welcoming Community' Fundamentally Wrong

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has warned local elected officials the state would "hammer" them if they resist federal efforts to deport immigrants in the country illegally.