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For some Republicans in the Texas House, it's becoming all about abortion, all the time. Conservative representatives tried to tack obscure anti-abortion measures onto important but otherwise unrelated legislation throughout the day Monday. Liberals countered with long-winded...
Texas would need parental permission to store the parents' newborn's blood sample for possible research use under legislation approved by the Texas Senate. Senators voted Monday to let parents opt-in, rather than opt-out, of letting the Department of State Health Services use a...
A Westlake doctor has been temporarily stripped of his medical license after a state agency ruled he supplied prescription pills to his son who recently died of a pill overdose. The Texas Medical Board reported that doctor David Jacoby is a "continual threat to the public". The...
Texas medical schools feel like the scorned children of the state’s education budget. Lost amid the pleas of parents to restore funding for public education, and the demands of college students to preserve financial aid, the state’s health care institutions say few seem to...
A civilian jury has convicted a Fort Hood soldier of capital murder in the January 2010 slayings of a fellow Fort Hood soldier. Jurors in a Coryell County state district court deliberated about four hours Monday before finding 22-year-old Army Pvt. Travis Vershun Brazil guilty...
Are there any civil rights or First Amendment violations here? Can any legal action be taken against the school-district ? Read and watch the full story: http://www.newsradioklbj.com/Blogs/Blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10238157
Republican lawmakers might not like Planned Parenthood , or funding family-planning health services – but Texas voters do. According to a recent poll commissioned by the nearly 100-year-old nonprofit, 56% of Texas voters support continued funding by the state family planning...
Legislative budget negotiators agreed Monday on spending in many key areas except education, prompting Senate Finance Committee Chairman Steve Ogden to suggest there could be a special session this summer focusing on public schools and universities. The incomplete budget...