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AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked a federal judge for summary judgment in a case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over a regulation that redefines “sex” to include “gender identity” and “termination of pregnancy” under Title IX. The...
(Photo credit: United States Congress) A Republican congressman from Texas told a constituent to "shut up" over the weekend during a town hall meeting in his home district. Congressman Joe Barton, who represents part of the Arlington area, is seen on video calmly explaining that...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN – By a vote of 21-10, and after an afternoon full of lively debate, the full Texas Senate approved the Texas Privacy Act, SB 6 by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, today. All 20 Republicans and Democratic Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. voted for passage of the most...
(Photo By CrackerClips Stock Media/Shutterstock) UPDATE A State Senate committee passes SB 2 in the wee hours of the morning on a party line vote. The bill would reduce the rollback rate for property tax increases from the current level of 8 percent to 4 percent but a last...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has approved several law enforcement measures, including a $25 million program to provide officers with bullet-resistant vests. It also approved designating July 7 as an annual day of remembrance for law enforcement officers killed...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are reassuring women that other clinics will step up to provide low-cost breast exams, birth control and cancer screenings. However, one...
Photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Friday March 10, about 12:46 p.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann, Reserve Deputy Justin Pannell, and K9 partner Lobos stopped a white sedan on...
(Photo courtesy Texas Attorney General) AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding a federal court panel’s decision in Texas’ redistricting case: “We respectfully disagree with the redistricting panel’s majority decision. As Fifth...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Election officials in states across the U.S. are trying to figure out how to fund the nation's next generation of voting equipment. Aging voting machines in many cases have reached the end of their lifespans. A 2002 infusion of nearly $4 billion from...