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Supreme Court Blocks Texas Abortion Clinic Rules
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday at least blocked Texas from enforcing tough restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.
Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday agreed to re-hear the case of a white woman who was denied admission to the University of Texas.
Texas Attorney General Calls Gay Marriage Ruling “Lawless”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the U.S. Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry was a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
Texas Agency Pays Millions For Smog Research
A Texas agency is paying millions for research supporting the claim that tightening the ozone standard would cost the state billions with little impact on public health.
Counties Should Wait If Gay Marriage Legalized, Texas AG Says
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday was urging the state’s county clerks not to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage.
Vandals Again Target UT Jefferson Davis Statue
Vandals have again defaced the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the University of Texas campus.
Abbott To Donate $1,000 Contribution From White Supremacist
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans to donate a $1,000 campaign contribution from a white supremacist to charity.
Planned Parenthood Has No Plans For New Texas Abortion Clinics
Planned Parenthood has no plans in the works for new abortion clinics in Texas.
Abbott Cuts $300 Million From Texas Budget
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cut $300 million from the state budget and vetoed more than 40 bills.
Texas Criminal Truancy Law Is Off The Books
A law that sent about 100,000 students to criminal court each year for missing school is off the books.
Local, State Jobless Rates Tick Up Slightly
Local and state jobless rates ticked up just slightly in May, according to figures released Friday.
Texas Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Couple’s Divorce
The Texas Supreme Court Friday upheld the divorce of a same-sex couple.
Texas Repeals Ban On Deep Fryers In Public School Kitchens
Texas is repealing a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public school kitchens.
Supreme Court Rejects Texas Confederate License Plate Challenge
Texas can refuse to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Texas Avoids Major Storm Damage, Governor Says
Texas has avoided major damage from Tropical Storm Bill, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday.
Is Texas Creating Its Own Border Patrol?
The approval of $800 million for border security over the next two years is giving rise to questions about whether Texas is creating its own border patrol.
Texas Judge Won’t Be Prosecuted On DWI Charge
A Texas judge won’t be prosecuted on a DWI charge because she was not legally drunk, a county attorney said.
Abbott Signs $3.8 Billion Tax Cut Package Into Law
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a $3.8 billion tax cut package into law.
Perry Won’t Greet Obama; Wants Meeting On Immigration
Texas Gov. Rick Perry won’t be on hand to greet the president when he arrives in Austin Wednesday, but says he does want to meet with him about the immigration crisis.
Pat Green, Clay Walker Headline Texas Inaugural Celebration
Waco’s Pat Green, Clay Walker and the Eli Young Band are among the musicians who will perform during the Texas Inaugural celebration in Austin.
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