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Anti-abortion, abortion rights activists rally at Capitol

Anti-abortion, abortion rights activists rally at CapitolThe Texas State Capitol grounds were a battlefield for two groups with opposing views on abortion Saturday. It comes at the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade case to allow abortions.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
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Open carry, biker groups lobby lawmakers at Texas Capitol

Open carry, biker groups lobby lawmakers at Texas CapitolOpen carry and motorcycle enthusiasts take turns laying out issues on the Texas Capitol steps.
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  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
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Texas lawmakers consider earthquake research funds

Texas lawmakers consider earthquake research fundsState lawmakers are considering a nearly $2.5 million plan to help answer a pressing question in some Texas communities: Why does the ground keep shaking?
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
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Lighting up at the Texas Capitol?

Lighting up at the Texas Capitol?The days of smoke-filled chambers in the Texas Capitol — when members freely smoked cigars and cigarettes as they went about the business of the state — are long gone.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
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Gov. Abbott sets date for three runoff elections

Gov. Abbott sets date for three runoff electionsThe winners of each election will serve the remainder of the former legislators' terms.
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  • 1 week ago
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Austin Council to hear public input on committee plan

Austin Council to hear public input on committee planThe Austin City Council called a public hearing Thursday to get input on its plan to create council committees.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas CapitolThe newest star of Texas' growing medical marijuana movement is small, but packs a big voice.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Texas

Abbott appoints UT System, A&M regents

Abbott appoints UT System, A&M regentsNewly inaugurated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed two new members to the University of Texas System Board of Regents and reappointed a current regent on Thursday.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Texas

State lawmakers discuss prison bus crash

State lawmakers discuss prison bus crashState lawmakers and advocacy groups are offering their support to the victims of the deadly prison bus crash in West Texas.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Local lawmakers react to SOTU

Local lawmakers react to SOTULocal lawmakers in Washington have released statements in reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Abbott embraces broad themes in first speech as governor

Abbott embraces broad themes in first speech as governorGov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick each sets the tone for new administrations.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Security tight at 2015 gubernatorial inauguration

Security tight at 2015 gubernatorial inaugurationSecurity was tight on Tuesday as Texas' new governor and lieutenant governor were sworn into office.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Inauguration parade heads down Congress Avenue

Inauguration parade heads down Congress AvenueShortly after Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were sworn in Tuesday, the Texas Military Forces Joint Color Guard led the inauguration parade down Congress Avenue, followed by the 36th Infantry Division Band out of Camp Mabry in Austin.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Full State of the Union coverage

Full State of the Union coverageFull State of the Union coverage
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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10 facts about the 2015 Texas inauguration

10 facts about the 2015 Texas inauguration10 facts about the 2015 Texas inauguration
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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10 facts about Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

10 facts about Texas Lt. Gov. Dan PatrickMeet Texas' new Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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10 facts about Texas' new governor

10 facts about Texas' new governor10 facts about Texas' new governor
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Preparations underway for inauguration ceremony

Preparations underway for inauguration ceremonyThe stage is set, security is in place and the BBQ is cooking on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol ahead of Tuesday's inauguration ceremony.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Governors pass on spiritual messages through Neff Bible

Governors pass on spiritual messages through Neff BibleFor nearly a century, Texas governors have handed down Gov. Neff's Bible along with a passage for their successor.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Bill would withhold salaries from gov't employees who grant same-sex licenses

Bill would withhold salaries from gov't employees who grant same-sex licensesHB 623 would ban government employees who issue same-sex marriage licenses from receiving salaries, pensions, benefits.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Perry spends $1 million in campaign funds for lawyers

Perry spends $1 million in campaign funds for lawyersAs a sitting elected official, Perry could have charged his legal bills to the state, but he opted to pay for his defense from his campaign funds.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Perry touts success, bipartisanship in goodbye address

Perry touts success, bipartisanship in goodbye addressGov. Rick Perry addresses the Texas Legislature for the final time as sitting governor.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Perry delivers farewell speech

Perry delivers farewell speechPerry delivers farewell speech
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Panic buttons coming to Texas House

Panic buttons coming to Texas HouseNew rules were approved that will make it easier for House members to place panic buttons in their capitol offices.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Abbott cites Constitution to defend local control views

Abbott cites Constitution to defend local control viewsGov.-elect Greg Abbott talks historic transition, recent headlines with KVUE.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Panic buttons to be installed in some state lawmaker's offices

Panic buttons to be installed in some state lawmaker's officesThe move comes a day after members of the Tarrant County chapter of Open Carry Texas met with State Rep. Poncho Nevarez (D - Eagle Pass).
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Texas Speaker Straus maintains gavel in 127-19 vote

Texas Speaker Straus maintains gavel in 127-19 voteThe first day of the 84th Texas Legislature begins with business as well as ceremony.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago