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Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated

Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.

03/26/2014

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Ruby Cole Session, Fierce Criminal Justice Reformer, Dies

Ruby Cole Session, who championed the cause of the wrongfully convicted in Texas after her son was sent to prison for a rape he didn’t commit, has died. She was 77.

10/13/2013

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The Texas Giant Reopens Nearly 2 Months After Tragedy

It was designed to provide a scare for fun, not scare someone to death. The Texas Giant roller coaster reopened at Six Flags in Arlington nearly two months after a woman was flung from it to her death.

09/14/2013

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New State Law Bans Tanning For Texas Minors

Among the many new laws taking affect this month is one designed to prevent teens from getting skin cancer.

KRLD–09/02/2013

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Texas Legislature Debates Road Funding

The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

08/05/2013

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Months Before Six Flags Death Industry Oversight Questioned

The I-Team has learned there were questions about amusement ride safety, and how to monitor the industry, long before a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster on July 19.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

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Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

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Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

State Lawmakers Hear Bills To Help Sex Assault Victims

Texas lawmakers are advancing proposals to help sexual assault victims.

04/23/2013

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Bill To Deny State Funding For Unofficial Travel

Texas lawmakers are considering whether elected officials should reimburse taxpayers for security costs related to unofficial travel.

03/13/2013

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Judge Blocks Disclosure Of Retired Lawmakers’ Pensions

A state district judge in Austin has rejected a lawsuit that sought to discover how much retired lawmakers as a group are collecting in state pensions.

02/05/2013

Texas Senate Chair Calls For Changes To Health Budget

A top Texas senator says the state must change how it pays for health and human services.

01/30/2013

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