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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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Supreme Court To Hear Texas Districts Case

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.

05/26/2015

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Alamo Preservation Bill Heads To Abbott

It is now up to Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how San Antonio visitors remember the Alamo — the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

05/26/2015

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‘Campus Carry’ Bill Faces Texas House Vote

Texas is moving closer to allowing guns on college campuses. The State House will vote on this issue on Tuesday in Austin.

05/26/2015

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Texas House & Senate Approve Tax Cuts

The Texas House and Senate gave preliminary approval to increasing homestead property tax exemptions, key to a $3.8 billion tax cut package on Gov. Greg Abbott’s wish list.

05/25/2015

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Fracking To Resume In Denton After Local Ban Nullified By State

The city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.

05/22/2015

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Census Says 5 Texas Cities Among Top 10 In Population Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country’s top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

05/21/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near DFW

Within just a few hours of Dallas and Fort Worth there are many different Memorial Day experiences to choose from, all of which will be filled with friends, family and fun.

05/16/2015

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Lawmakers Have Busy Night At State Capitol

From same-sex marriage, to schools, to the money that goes into your pocket — it was a busy night on Thursday at the State Capitol in Austin.

05/15/2015

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Deadline Passes For Texas Gay Marriage Bill

A bill widely backed by Texas Republicans to stop gay marriage regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead for now.

05/15/2015

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Lawmakers Pass 2 Different School Grade Plans

The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools’ academic performance — but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal.

05/15/2015

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