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State Representative Paul Workman today introduced House Bill 577, which will prohibit local governments from mandating upon private employers any so-called "Ban the Box" and "Fair Chance" hiring ordinances. Ban the Box regulations prohibit employers from asking about criminal...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State: “Rex Tillerson’s successful tenure leading a large multinational corporation reflects a keen...
A newspaper report says Texas school districts facing pressure from the state are reducing the number of special education students by shutting out thousands of English-language learners. In one school district alone, in the South Texas city of Victoria, just 39 of nearly 1,000...
A coalition of national advocacy groups has sued to block Texas' soon-to-be-implemented rules mandating the burial or cremation of fetal remains. The lawsuit filed Monday by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights is the latest legal battle in a state whose tough anti-...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Weatherford Police Department are asking for the public’s help in solving the 1987 murder of Wendy Kae Robinson, 19, in Weatherford, Texas. As part of the DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured each month...
Called "Obamacare" by opponents, the Affordable Care Act is highly unpopular in Texas and Arkansas, but the approaches the two states take in response to it have created stark differences in health care cost and availability just a few miles apart. Arkansas uses federal money to...
A leading university-accrediting body has issued a "warning" to Baylor University that the school's compliance with the body's standards will be closely monitored for the next year. Baylor said in a statement it was notified by the Southern Association of College and Schools...
Texas is about to launch what state officials believe is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among middle and high school athletes. The governing body for public high school sports in Texas is partnering with the O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today graduated five Troopers and five canines from an eight-week training program. These new canine teams will join 46 other DPS teams stationed throughout Texas, including seven explosive-detection teams stationed in Austin. “Illicit...