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The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on...
Families move often and for varied reasons. In fact, the average American can expect to move an estimated 11.7 times during his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving can be a sign of either opportunity – a new job or long-term wealth accumulation, for...
Travis County Commissioners wrangle over improving the road to the Circuit of The Americas. At issue is a stretch of Elroy Road between a fire station and the racetrack complex. Commissioner Brigid Shea says she doesn't think the county should pay 700 thousand to widen and...
A McNeil High School track coach and algebra teacher is under arrest for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Williamson County Sheriff's Commander Mike Gleason says they were alerted to the actions of Chris Cotten by a friend of the victim who saw texts from the...
Over spring break, the Texas Senate gave final approval to SB 11, a campus carry bill for public universities. In response, members of the UT Student Government said they will intensify lobbying efforts to make sure a comparable bill is not passed in the Texas House. Texas...
The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House. Open carry has been resisted by law enforcement groups, but sailed through the Senate on a 20-10 vote. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged to sign...
State Rep. Joe Pickett, an El Paso Democrat known around the Capitol for understanding transportation finance as well as anyone in the Legislature, on Thursday lobbed what amounted to a policy grenade into his own committee hearing. Why not, he suggested, take the tolls off of...
The Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed second lady Dr. Jill Biden and Under Secretary of Education Dr. Ted Mitchell on Monday, March 9, to tour the Highland Campus’ ACCelerator and meet with students and faculty of the college’s new developmental math course, MATD...