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Despite Bland family\'s complaints, House unlikely to beef up Sandra Bland Act

Despite Bland family's complaints, House unlikely to beef up Sandra Bland Act

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After hopes that House lawmakers would add more language on police interactions to the Sandra Bland...


Lawmakers resume efforts to provide Texans with toll road relief

Lawmakers resume efforts to provide Texans with toll road relief

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House lawmakers on Tuesday renewed their efforts to curb the growing number of toll lanes in the state...


Texas wants to renew federal women\'s health funding it lost over Planned Parenthood

Texas wants to renew federal women's health funding it lost over Planned Parenthood

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With a Republican president in the White House, Texas health officials are seeking to restore federal...


Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti indicted on fraud charges

Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti indicted on fraud charges

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State Sen. Carlos Uresti, accused of misleading a former client who invested in a company in which Uresti...


Texas Senate OKs bill to discourage weather-related lawsuits

Texas Senate OKs bill to discourage weather-related lawsuits

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A tort-reform bill that would discourage property owners from suing insurers over weather-related claims...


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Cruz "withholding judgment" on reports of Trump leaking to Russian officials

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz exhibited concern and caution on Tuesday over a Monday report that stated...


Austin cancer-fighting biotech Mirna Therapeutics to fold after reverse merger

Austin cancer-fighting biotech Mirna Therapeutics to fold after reverse merger

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Mirna Therapeutics Inc., after raising tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and research grants...


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List of local governments planning to fight Texas over "sanctuary" bill growing

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The list of cities and counties planning legal action to stop the state’s "sanctuary" law from...


Cornyn says he\'s not interested in replacing Comey at FBI

Cornyn says he's not interested in replacing Comey at FBI

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WASHINGTON — John Cornyn withdrew from consideration to be the next FBI director on Tuesday, saying...


Straus to Patrick: Pass two bills, avoid a special session of the Texas Legislature

Straus to Patrick: Pass two bills, avoid a special session of the Texas Legislature

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Texas lawmakers can avoid a special session if the House and Senate can pass two bills, House Speaker...


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Gov. Greg Abbott: "Sanctuary" law won't open the door for racial profiling

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Following the signing of a controversial “sanctuary cities” ban last week, Gov. Greg Abbott...


Texas House passes bill to outfit officers with bulletproof vests

Texas House passes bill to outfit officers with bulletproof vests

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The Texas House on Tuesday gave an initial OK to a Senate bill that would supply officers on patrol...


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Behind the deal: How an Austin investment firm sealed a $462M software buyout

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Jive Software Inc.'s sale to ESW Capital LLC, an Austin-based private equity firm with an extensive portfolio...


House education panel gets heated debating alternative graduation route

House education panel gets heated debating alternative graduation route

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The temperature rose during a Tuesday House committee debate on a bill to circumvent high-stakes testing,...


Bill to reduce handgun license fee in Texas reaches Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk

Bill to reduce handgun license fee in Texas reaches Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk

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A bill that would significantly reducing the fee to get a license to carry a handgun in Texas is now...


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