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A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad (Photo  JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Man Who Hoped To Join ISIS Gets 82 Months In Prison

A 24-year-old Austin man has been sentenced to 82 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he sought to join the Islamic State group.

06/05/2015

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New UT Pres. Supports Beer Sales At Football Games

New University of Texas President Greg Fenves says he is in favor of allowing beer sales at football games to enhance the fan experience.

06/03/2015

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Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus excused his chamber just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, shortly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, adjourned the upper chamber.

06/01/2015

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Tech Fund Replaced With University Fund

The Texas Legislature has abolished a technology incentive program that former Gov. Rick Perry used to distribute $200 million in taxpayer funds to Texas startups.

06/01/2015

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Concealed Handguns Coming To College Campuses

The House voted 98-47 to approve a measure that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their gun on public college campuses. It now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

05/31/2015

Rick Perry Discusses Immigration And Border Crisis In Washington DC

GOP Moves To Strip Power From Unit Tied To Rick Perry Case

The Legislature has approved a bill stripping public corruption cases from a unit tied to Rick Perry’s 2014 indictment. On Saturday, the House and Senate approved a compromise, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

05/30/2015

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Texas Won’t See 17yr Old Criminals As Adults–For Now

The push to lower the age a criminal can be considered an adult in Texas was squelched today. Sen. John Whitmire (D) dropped from an amendment that would modify laws classifying 17-year-olds charged with crimes as adults.

05/30/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Vote To End High School Steroids Testing

Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years.

05/29/2015

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‘Campus Carry’ Bill Gets Big Boost

Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with State House lawmakers giving preliminary approval to the measure.

05/27/2015

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

State Senate Passes Border Security Bill

The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.

05/27/2015

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State Senate OKs Foster Care Training Boost

The Senate has approved mandating 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have.

05/27/2015

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Lawmakers Double Line Of Duty Death Benefit

The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty.

05/27/2015

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