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Ex-State Senator, UT Vice Chancellor Farabee Dies

Ray Farabee, conservative Democratic state senator and former vice chancellor of the University of Texas system has died

CBS 11–11/22/2014

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Governor Perry Calls Third Special Session To Boost Road Funding

Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers into a third special session minutes after the second special session formally ended.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

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 Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Republicans in the Texas Legislature have passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation.

07/13/2013

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Texas Senate Convenes To Debate Abortion Bill

The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions. Vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol.

07/12/2013

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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

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 Passes Abortion Restrictions Bill

A controversial bill to restrict abortions has cleared its first hurdle during the second special session.

07/09/2013

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Blowup Threatens Lt. Gov.’s Future

With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded and shouted for order.

06/28/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Abortion Bill Dies In Senate

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth spent nearly 11 hours trying to filibuster a controversial abortion bill. When Republicans ended the filibuster before the midnight deadline, the raucous crowd took over, ultimately causing the bill to die in the senate.

06/26/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Abortion Bill Dies In Senate

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth spent nearly 11 hours trying to filibuster a controversial abortion bill. When Republicans ended the filibuster before the midnight deadline, the raucous crowd took over, ultimately causing the bill to die in the senate.

06/26/2013

Sen. Rodney Ellis assists Sen. Wendy Davis with a back brace, which later resulted in her second warning during the filibuster. (credit: Statesman.com, Alberto Martinez)

Abortion Bill Filibuster Broken

Texas’ lieutenant governor late Tuesday suspended a senator’s filibuster against wide-ranging abortion restrictions, but Democrats moved quickly to appeal the decision and set off a parliamentary fight over the rules.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Democratic Fort Worth Senator Filibusters Against Abortion Bill

Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for more than 12 consecutive hours of standing, Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis began her one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would effectively close most state abortion clinics.

06/25/2013

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