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By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will keep spending $800 million on border security while putting little new money into public schools, maintaining therapy cuts for disabled children and easing handgun license fees as More...

By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Texas House OKs budget but ‘bathroom bill’ still in limbo

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A new Texas budget that continues spending $800 million on border security but puts little new money into public schools is nearing the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The $217 billion More...

By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Texas approves bill to allow guns near school in parked cars

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have voted to allow handgun permit holders to have guns in their parked cars outside schools. The Senate gave final approval to the measure Saturday, sending it to Gov. Greg More...

By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Little known syndrome often blamed in fatal police struggles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A newspaper review of people in Texas who have died in police custody since 2005 reveals that a common cause of death is something called excited delirium. The review by the Austin American-Statesman More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' Republican House speaker says he won't work anymore on a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, putting the hotly debated legislation in jeopardy. House Speaker Joe Straus said More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Texas OKs excusing assault victims from campus punishment

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A bill prohibiting colleges and universities from punishing students who are victims of, or who witness or report sexual assaults, has cleared the Texas Legislature - and now heads to Gov. Greg More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a crackdown on inappropriate relationships between teachers and students. The measure requires principals and superintendents to report inappropriate teacher-student More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Texas approves hunting feral hogs by hot air balloon

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have approved hunting feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons. The state already allows shooting feral hogs from helicopters. The latest hunting twist comes as the state More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Texas lottery winners could stay anonymous

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have voted to allow big state lottery winners to remain anonymous. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday night and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration. The More...