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Gov. Abbott Dedicates Billions To Elevate Higher Education

Thanks to a new law set to kick in on September 1, Texas Colleges and Universities will have an additional $4 billion to elevate their national standing in research.

08/28/2015

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Ken Paxton Faces Contempt Hearing Over Same-Sex Marriage Rights

A federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to explain why he should not be held in contempt for enforcing state laws that impede gay marriage rights.

08/05/2015

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2 Gun Rights Bills Expected To Get Final Votes In Texas

The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature now need a final week push to become law.

05/25/2015

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Gov. Abbott Signs Law Banning Cities From Fracking, Drilling Bans

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.

05/18/2015

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Texas House Approves Licensed Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.

04/20/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Work To Shield Suppliers Of Execution Drugs

Alleged threats against execution drug suppliers have Texas lawmakers trying to conceal the identity of those manufacturers from both the public and death row inmates.

04/15/2015

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Dallas Co DA Susan Hawk Makes Changes, Fires Staffer

For the second time in a few weeks Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has shaken-up her office.

03/23/2015

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Member Of ‘Swatting’ Ring Gets 5-Year Prison Term

A 34-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a “swatting” ring that made fake 911 calls to draw special weapons and tactics officers to hoax situations.

01/09/2015

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District Judge Tosses Open Carry Lawsuit Against City Of Arlington

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has tossed the lawsuit by Open Carry Tarrant County against the city of Arlington.

01/08/2015

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Bill Would Protect Play Guns, Even ‘Pop Tart Guns’

A South Texas lawmaker proposes protecting from school punishment students through fifth grade who use their hands, toys, even food items to mimic guns.

12/02/2014

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Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law On Hold

Supreme Court puts on hold Texas law that would close most of state’s abortion facilities.

10/14/2014

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Court Refuses To Reconsider Texas Abortion Ruling

A federal appeals court dealt Texas abortion providers another blow Thursday when it refused to reconsider its previous ruling that upheld one part of tough restrictions that altogether have closed most abortion facilities.

10/09/2014

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