Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On 'Sanctuary Cities'A U.S. District judge blocked much of the law on Aug. 31, a day before it was to take effect. The state appealed to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On 'Sanctuary Cities' Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.
Supreme Court Blocks Lower Court Ruling On Texas DistrictsThe 5-4 order issued late Tuesday means the state almost certainly will hold elections next year in districts that were struck down as racially discriminatory.
Texas So Far Not Raiding $10B 'Rainy Day' Fund After HarveyRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott has said the costs of Harvey could exceed more than $150 billion.
Federal Judge Blocks Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' LawA federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law allowing police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.
Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
Texas Legislature Approves $560M For Schools, Teacher RetirementThe Texas Legislature has approved about $560 million in extra funding for schools and retired teachers.
Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance BillThe Texas Legislature has approved new limits on local tree ordinances, but they aren't as sweeping as original proposals to virtually wipe out all such ordinances statewide.
Texas Legislature Ends Special Session A Day EarlyHouse members quit to force the Senate to accept their version of a contentious property tax bill. But the Senate rejected that ultimatum, and itself adjourned.
Some Bathroom Privacy Bill Supporters Say It's Dead In Texas HouseAfter all the rallies and hearings, some of the bills' strongest supporters acknowledge it won't survive the special session.
Judge Won't Give Texas 'Sanctuary City' Ban Early BlessingU.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin made no judgment on the legality of what opponents condemn as a "show me your papers" measure.
Dallas Stars Come Out Against Bathroom Privacy BillsWhile area businesses and business leaders have expressed opposition to the proposed laws, the Stars are the first major sports franchise in Texas to do so.

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