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By admin On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Texas Senate OKs school vouchers amid House opposition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers that allow some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives. Supporters say More...

By admin On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Texas sales tax holiday weekend scheduled for Aug. 11-13

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The annual Texas sales tax holiday will be the second weekend in August as children prepare to return to school. The Texas comptroller's office says the tax-free weekend , for a number of school-related More...

By admin On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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New anti-abortion efforts begin moving through Texas Senate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cities and counties in Texas couldn't partner with abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood under a bill moving quickly through the Republican-controlled Senate. The measure sailed through More...

By admin On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Texas Senate revives school vouchers amid House opposition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives. Supporters say only More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Texas sued again over abortion year after Supreme Court loss

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over a new ban on a common abortion procedure that other Republican-controlled states have also tried outlawing in recent years. The lawsuit filed Thursday More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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The Latest: Texas Senate concludes midnight session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 11 a.m. The Texas Senate has concluded an unusual midnight floor More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Texas Senate OKs agency oversight bill in late-night session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling in May. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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ICE says felon arrested after Texas sheriff ignored request

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it arrested a man who immigrated from Mexico illegally after law officers in Austin ignored a "detainer" request to turn him over. ICE said it took More...

By admin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Texas campus stabbing suspect indicted on murder count

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas grand jury has returned a murder indictment against a man accused of stabbing four students, one fatally, at the University of Texas. Kendrex White is accused of the May 1 stabbings More...

By admin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Texas All-American volleyball player faces DWI charges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Micaya White, who helped lead Texas to the NCAA women's volleyball final last season, will appear in a court next month on a DWI charge. According to Travis County state district court records, More...