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Marshall News Messenger
East Texas law enforcement agencies team up for ceremony honoring fallen officers
...Hallsville ISD police departments, as well as Marshall Fire Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and several constables, honored officers who have died or been injured...
05/16/2019 Online
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Longview News Journal
McNeely: Sales-for-property tax swap fizzles out in Texas
...touting their proposal to cut property taxes.


Gov. Greg Abbott and the presiding officers of the Legislature — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for the Senate and Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen — put forth their...
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Longview News Journal
Other Voices: Execution ban just a first step in judging delusional inmates
...execution of severely mentally ill inmates.


We trust the Senate will support the bill as well, and Gov. Greg Abbott will sign it into law.


It’s a significant action in the most execution-happy state in the...
05/16/2019 Online
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Brazoria County Facts
OUR VIEWPOINT: Leaders doing good to find disaster funds
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The senate bill has support from other high-profile Republicans and Democrats, including Senators Ted Cruz, R-TX, and Kamala Harris, D-CA.


"Nothing should hold up resources already appropriated by Congress...
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Brazoria County Facts
Rumors of Patrick's departure may not be exaggerated
...four-year term. That’s why Ratliff served as lieutenant governor during a regular session of the Legislature in 2001.


In the present case/fantasy/fandango, Patrick has not yet served half of his term. If...
05/16/2019 Online
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YNN News 8 Austin
POLITICS
...to participate in programming. Gonzales said the youth are well-aware of the discussions at the legislature.

"The bathroom bill in the last legislative session is a great example. It passed out of committee...
05/16/2019 Online
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YNN News 8 Austin
Texas Senate Passes "Save Chick-fil-A" Bill
...killed the bill on a technicality.

RELATED | Texas LGBT Caucus Kills Save Chick-fil-A Bill

The legislation was fueled by a Chick-fil-A ban at the San Antonio International Airport.

Local politicians have...
05/16/2019 Online
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YNN News 8 Austin
Texas House Votes to Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21
...of time," said Zerwas.

The bill now awaits final approval in the House before it heads back to the Senate. If the Senate accepts the House’s changes, the legislation would head to the governor’s desk.
05/16/2019 Online
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Austin Chronicle
Texas Secretary of State Gets Schooled on Voting Rights
...(Courtesy of Texas Secretary of State)


Texas Secretary of State David Whitley - the frontman of Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton's effort to suppress the vote with cries of fraud - recently...
05/16/2019 Online
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Austin Chronicle
Running With Beto
...seemingly doomed presidential campaign, or pivot back toward another U.S. Senate run, this time against John Cornyn. Modigliani has described Running With Beto as a complete document; however, if its purpose...
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Austin Chronicle
DOJ Declares FDA Unable to Regulate Execution Drugs
...and more pharmaceutical companies forbid their drugs to be used in executions. The fight between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the FDA dates back to 2015, when the administration intercepted...
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Austin Chronicle
Texas Anti-Choice Legislation Continues to Damage Health Care and Undermine Local Control
...more than 5,000 that enter the clinic each year, that access is in jeopardy thanks to the Texas Legislature. Senate Bill 22 by anti-choice stalwart Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, bars any "taxpayer...
05/16/2019 Online
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Bryan-College Station Eagle
Texas demographer: Census citizenship question isn't necessary
...that."

But it puts him at odds with state leaders, including Attorney General Ken Paxton and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who have endorsed the inclusion of the question.

In announcing the question last year, Secretary...
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KVII ABC 7 (Amarillo)
Texas farmers could begin growing hemp under legislation gaining steam in both chambers
...their own hemp programs so they won’t be under federal guidelines.

If King’s bill becomes law, the Texas Department of Agriculture will enact regulations to govern a hemp program, which would need to be...
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KVUE ABC 24 Austin
Impassioned pleas to lawmakers took place all day in the nation's capital.
...decades, medical device dangers were hidden in reports only the FDA could see


"I think we need legislation to mandate a registry. Some within the FDA think a registry is a substitute for effective pre-approval...
05/15/2019 Online
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KTBC (FOX 7) Austin
Texas Ag Commissioner Miller calls on Mayor Adler to "ditch" Ramadan dinner with Rep. Omar
...balls to do it. And the others...they're busy right now you know, they've got a lot going on at the Legislature, we're in the final throws of the Legislature and I'll give them a pass. They've got a lot on their...
05/15/2019 Online
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KAVU (ABC) 25 (Victoria)
Texas goes pink for women's health
...available in communities across the state."

Dr. Phillips and Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, put out the call last week to prompt more awareness of women’s...
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KPRC NBC 2 Houston
Sen. Cruz honors Santa Fe High School shooting victims in Congress
...target felons and fugitives


Posted: 1:03 PM, May 15, 2019 Updated: 1:03 PM, May 15, 2019


Sen. Ted Cruz makes remarks on the Senate floor on May 14, 2019.


HOUSTON - Sen. Ted Cruz honored the Santa...
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Ft​. Worth Business Press
This Texas bill on election security loses key bipartisan provision after Fort Worth legislator makes changes
...episode served as a potential preview of the simmering partisan tensions the bill could stoke in a Legislature historically roiled by electoral issues. The Texas Democratic Party, which opposed the legislation...
05/15/2019 Online
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