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Texas AG Says County Clerks Don’t Have To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

“Numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs… and I will do everything I can from this office to be a public voice for those standing in defense of their rights.”

06/28/2015

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Texas AG: Counties Should Wait If Gay Marriage Legalized

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging county clerks to not immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal.

06/25/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Prison Agency Replenishes Execution Drug Supply

Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out.

03/25/2015

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Details Released On Major Oil Shipments By Rail Through Texas

As many as 10 trains weekly have been coming into Texas carrying a million gallons or more of Northern Plains crude oil that’s been involved in fiery derailments in the U.S. and Canada.

02/27/2015

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GOP’s Ken Paxton Elected Texas Attorney General

Republican Ken Paxton has been elected Texas attorney general.

CBS 11–11/04/2014

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Texas Catholic Bishops Support Same Sex Marriage Appeal

Texas Roman Catholic Bishops have thrown their legal support behind the effort to reinstate the same sex marriage ban in Texas.

08/05/2014

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Paxton Wins GOP Runoff For Texas Attorney General

Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch. Paxton is now the favorite to replace Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor.

05/27/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Federal Judge Halts 2 Texas Executions Over Drug Secrecy

The Texas attorney general’s office says it is appealing a federal judge’s order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.

04/02/2014

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AG Abbott Shifts Gubernatorial Run To Education

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is putting new emphasis on education in his campaign to replace Gov. Rick Perry.

12/03/2013

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Federal Court Mulling Delay Of Texas Abortion Law

The Texas attorney general’s office defended strict new state limits on abortion Monday by arguing at a court hearing that they seek to expressly protect “fetal life,” not just the safety of women terminating pregnancies.

10/21/2013

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Texas AG Drops Out Of AA, US Airways Merger Lawsuit

Nearly two months after joining the U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced he’s pulling out of the suit after reaching a settlement.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

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Politicians In Hot Water After Questionable Interactions On Social Media

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. They’re popular ways for people to communicate these days. But for politicians, there can be pitfalls.

08/19/2013

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