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June 11, 2018 - 8:12 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Nearly three weeks after a shooter killed 10 people at a high school southeast of Houston, lawmakers gathered at the Texas Capitol on Monday to discuss new school safety measures that might prevent another tragedy — and stopped short of rallying behind ideas like adding...
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May 23, 2018 - 8:18 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state.
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May 22, 2018 - 10:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Hispanic former sheriff from Dallas won a Democratic primary runoff for governor Tuesday night to become the first openly gay and Latina gubernatorial nominee in Texas history.
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May 21, 2018 - 2:13 pm
By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at his Santa Fe High School near Houston. That sent shockwaves through Texas and the nation. But it's unlikely to be a...
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April 27, 2018 - 4:48 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a revised version of the state's Voter ID law by a 2-1 ruling. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted to the ruling Friday afternoon. "The court rightly recognized that when the Legislature passed...
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April 24, 2018 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.
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Robert Hart for The Texas Tribune
April 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
By Patrick Svitek , The Texas Tribune U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke , D-El Paso, raised over $6.7 million for his U.S. Senate bid in the first quarter of 2018, according to his campaign, a staggering number that poses a new category of threat to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz . The haul is easily O'Rourke...
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March 13, 2018 - 5:38 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Senate Bill 4, the state's "sanctuary cities" law, is still the law of the land in Texas. A panel of three judges from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday afternoon that nearly all of SB 4 can remain in effect while litigation over the law continues to play out. The...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:53 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A new Texas law aiming to restrict access to a common second-trimester abortion procedure will remain blocked, following a Wednesday evening court ruling. Judge Lee Yeakel handed down a permanent injunction against the portion of Senate Bill 8 that restricts the dilation and...
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Dreamstime
November 07, 2017 - 10:49 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Seven constitutional amendments passed earlier this year by the Texas Legislature were approved overwhelmingly by voters Tuesday night, according to results released by the Texas Secretary of State's office. With more than 84% of the statewide vote counted, each of the seven...
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