Texas Women's Health Program Adds Abortion Opponent's GroupA revamped women's health program in Texas that ousted Planned Parenthood is giving a $1.6 million state contract to the nonprofit of an anti-abortion activist, who state officials said Wednesday submitted a "robust" proposal for helping low-income women in rural areas.
New Legal Hotline Available To Sexual Assault SurvivorsSome sexual assault survivors will now have free access to legal advice via a new statewide toll-free number.
Another Debate On The "Luxury" Tax On TamponsThere are currently 40 states, including Texas, that impose a tax on tampons and other menstrual products. It's billed either as a regular sales, gross receipts or luxury tax.
Texas Veterans Ask Governor To Support Legalizing MarijuanaSome Texas veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are asking Governor Greg Abbott to support their effort to legalize medicinal marijuana.
Lieutenant Governor Wants Texas Lawmakers To Focus On Religious LibertyLieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants the Texas Legislature to better protect religious liberty by examining whether local anti-discrimination ordinances violate state and federal law.
Oregon College Shooting Rekindles Texas Campus Carry DebateNorth Texas universities, such at UT–Arlington and UT–Dallas, are holding community meetings to discuss what locations on campus concealed carry should be prohibited.
Governor Presents Texas Medal Of Honor For Chris KyleGovernor Abbott presented the highest military decoration the State of Texas can award to a military member for 'American Sniper' Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.
State Officials: Gov. Abbott's Budget Vetoes May Be InvalidLine-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power.
September Arguments Set For Texas School Finance CaseThe Texas Supreme Court has set a September 1 date to hear the massive school finance case that has entangled the Legislature and hundreds of school districts for several years.
Texas Tea Party Conservatives Divided On A Myriad Of IssuesThe right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they're being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to "rock-ribbed Republicans," there is a fracture over countless agendas.
Limited Marijuana Law Prompts Action In ArlingtonThis small medical marijuana opening has entrepreneurs lining for a shot at a state license to produce cannabis. Seminar in Arlington is days away.
Texas Lawmakers Vote To End High School Steroids TestingTexas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years.

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