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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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Major TX Campus Carry Concession May Allow ‘Gun-Free Zones’

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday’s deadline.

05/28/2015

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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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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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Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples

Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

05/21/2015

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Texas House Approves Bill Legalizing Low-Doses Of Marijuana

The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil.

05/19/2015

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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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Lawmakers Vote To Ban E-cigarette Sales To Minors

E-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.

05/12/2015

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Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training For Texas Teachers

The Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide prevention.

05/12/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.

05/11/2015

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Failed Exams No Longer Barrier To Texas High School Diploma

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that would allow Texas high school students to fail two high-stakes exams and still graduate.

05/11/2015

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Former Michigan GOP Chairman Joins Cruz Presidential Campaign

Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis is joining the presidential campaign of Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

05/11/2015

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