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Texas Dems See Chance To Become Relevant Again

It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. Behind the scenes, however, anxious Republicans and hopeful opponents are poring over data suggesting that the GOP hegemony may end.

07/15/2013

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Texas Senate On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules

This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote.

07/12/2013

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Texas Senate Prepares Final Vote On Abortion Bill

The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law this time.

07/11/2013

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abortion Debate Leads To Women’s Health Funding Questions

With the Republican-led Texas legislature expected to pass new restrictions on abortions, Democrats believe the measure will be challenged in court.

CBS 11–07/10/2013

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Hundreds Attend Abortion-Rights Rally In Dallas

A rally organized to condemn a restrictive abortion measure has drawn more than 200 people to downtown Dallas. Planned Parenthood took its Stand With Texas Women campaign to City Hall Plaza Wednesday.

07/10/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote

The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across the state.

07/09/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Schedules Abortion Bill Vote

Texas Republicans on Monday pushed on with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they were prevented from passing last month.

07/08/2013

Demonstrators fill the Texas House chamber, both in protest and support of a bill with tough abortion restrictions. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Legislators On Verge Of Passing Abortion Law

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state.

06/24/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Approves Abortion Restrictions

The Republican-led Texas Senate has voted to place new restrictions on abortion, but abandoned an effort to ban the procedure after 20 weeks into pregnancy.

06/18/2013

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Perry Says No More Items For Special Session

Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that he will not be adding any more items to the special legislative session currently underway in Austin, disappointing lawmakers who wanted more on the agenda.

06/13/2013

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State Senate Debates Redistricting, Minorities Pan Maps

Advocates for minorities in Texas blasted the process by which the state is considering new political maps, complaining on Thursday that lawmakers are not giving poor people outside of Austin the chance to testify and the versions under consideration would discriminate against minorities.

05/30/2013

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Texas Has Its First Powerball Jackpot Winner

In the tiny Texas town of Bells, a $40 million Powerball ticket was sold in last night’s drawing.

05/30/2013

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