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Gov. Abbott announces Domestic Terrorism Task Force in the wake of El Paso Shooting

In the wake of another mass shooting in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the formation of a domestic terrorism task force on Wednesday...

5 Things We Learned from Gov. Abbott's Town Hall Meeting

At a televised town hall from the University of Texas at Tyler Thursday night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addressed a range of topics affecting...

Republican inaction linked to hundreds of preventable cancer deaths for Texas women

Texans are dying from cervical cancer at unnecessarily high rates as the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature continues to block legislation calling for...

Despite Focus on Student Mental Health by the Texas Legislature, Counselors Still Not Mandated...

After the Santa Fe shooting in 2018, Governor Greg Abbott hosted a series of roundtables on school safety and corollary student mental health concerns....

TEA to release ratings — school districts will have to deal with the consequences

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will release its ratings for the state’s school districts and campuses this week, leaving school administrators anxiously awaiting an...

Gov. Abbott Anounces Special Election for Fort Bend State House Seat

Following Rep. John Zerwas’ recent resignation announcement, Gov. Greg Abbott officially issued a proclamation today to announce Tuesday, November 5, 2019, as the special...

Paid sick leave goes into effect for Dallas workers, but Attorney General Ken Paxton...

For many Texas workers, when illness or a family emergency strikes, there is little recourse to take time off if they want to stay...

Two commonly proposed legislative solutions follow mass shootings—red flag laws and universal background checks

As gun violence and mass shootings continue to cause fear and panic in Texas and across the country, citizens are calling for solutions from...

Texas Rangers to investigate House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's alleged quid pro quo

This morning, the Texas House General Investigation Committee was expected to hold a public hearing that would launch an investigation into allegations against House...

Lawsuit alleges Texas’ vote by mail rules are unconstitutional

A new federal lawsuit alleges that the way Texas handles absentee ballots is unconstitutional.  The Texas Civil Rights Project filed the suit on Aug. 7...
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