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September Arguments Set For Texas School Finance Case

The 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.

07/03/2015

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Conservatives Divided On A Myriad Of Issues

The 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.

06/21/2015

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Limited Marijuana Law Prompts Action In Arlington

This small medical marijuana opening has entrepreneurs lining for a shot at a state license to produce cannabis. Seminar in Arlington is days away.

06/01/2015

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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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Texas Solidifies Execution Drug Secrecy Protections Into Law

Texas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas’ lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public – and even death row inmates and their attorneys.

05/29/2015

Eddie Ray Routh, charged with two counts of Capital Murder for the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, appears in court for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Legislature To Reimburse Erath County For ‘American Sniper’ Trial

The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend.

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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Texas Lawmakers Want To Fine Some Who Post Signs Forbidding Guns

The Texas Legislature Saturday approved a bill that would forbid state or local government agencies from posting “no guns” signage. Official entities would be fined if they post signs that might intimidate gun license-holders who are within their rights to carry weapons.

05/23/2015

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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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Tax Cut Deal Struck With End Of Texas Legislature In Sight

A newly struck budget deal is giving new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the tax cuts he demanded but remains blemished by skepticism that Texas homeowners will notice any savings.

05/22/2015

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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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