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The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West Explosion

Texas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.

04/14/2015

Denton-Anti-Fracking

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.

02/16/2015

(credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Says It Won’t Appeal Federal African Braiding Ruling

Texas won’t appeal a federal judge’s ruling last week that state laws regulating businesses teaching African hair braiding were unconstitutional.

01/12/2015

Arlington Car Dealers

Arlington May Draw Line With Used Car Businesses

Look down some Arlington streets and you’ll see car dealer, after car dealer. Some have old, hand painted signs, others are in old car dealership buildings. A new ordinance would prohibit business locations and enforce new building requirements.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

The Routh Street Women's Clinic in Dallas is one of many clinics, which will shutter if tougher abortion restrictions are passed. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Next Round In Abortion Battle Starts This Week

Planned Parenthood wants a judge to stop enforcement of the new abortion restrictions before they come into force Oct. 29.

10/20/2013