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Texas dead last in health coverage, again

About 19 percent of Texas' under-65 population is uninsured and 32 percent of the state's 19-34 year-olds lack health insurance
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How to watch the third 2020 Democratic debate in Houston, Texas

Democratic 2020 presidential candidates former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke participate in the first U.S. 2020 presidential
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Houston has become a political hotbed — and not just because of Thursday’s presidential debate

Houston was long a backwater of Democratic politics, but after recent successes the party is energized. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune BY ABBY LIVINGSTON HOUSTON – With the Democratic presidential
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Dennis Bonnen denied Michael Quinn Sullivan’s allegations in a voicemail

BY CASSANDRA POLLOCK AND JAY ROOT In the hours after hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan exploded his political bombshell in late July — alleging House Speaker Dennis Bonnen wanted to target some
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Federal judge orders Galveston County to have defense lawyers at bail-setting hearings

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH Add Galveston to the list of Texas counties that have been court ordered to change their bail practices. A federal district judge on Wednesday issued a temporary injunction
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TCEQ denies waste permit after residents rally against facility

BY CHASE KARACOSTAS Colorado County officials on Wednesday won the latest round of a five-year fight to prevent a waste processing near the Colorado River that they say would contaminate ground
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HD-100: Five running for Eric Johnson’s old seat

The passage of the filing deadline on Wednesday, Sept. 4, has locked in the candidates for the multiple statehouse special elections being held this fall.  Voters in State House District
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Texas House creates mass violence committee

Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen has formed a House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety. The committee was created in response to the recent mass
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“We failed as an agency”: Texas prison officials admit violating court order on air conditioned units for inmates

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH Days after a federal judge threatened to jail Texas prison officials for violating a settlement agreement to put some inmates in air conditioned housing, the top Texas Department
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Dan Patrick promises to stand-up and do nothing on gun control

Texas’ top lawmakers have recently found themselves between a rock and a hard place — if the rock is “trying to stop indiscriminate mass murder” and the hard place is
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