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2015/07/04 09:57
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HOUSTON -- Evidence that Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, committed securities fraud before he became the state's top lawyer will soon be presented to a grand jury, a special prosecutor said...
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2015/07/04 09:47
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It has been said that licensing is the process by which government takes away your freedom and then rents it back to you. Marriage has existed as long as human history. Marriage licensing, on the...
2015/07/04 05:15
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There are two heroes among the many who merit mention in this long march to marriage equality for gay Americans. One will always figure prominently in the tellings ahead. The other likely not. But in...
2015/07/03 09:46
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An East Mountain Republican drew early battle lines Thursday as he threw his hat into the race to represent Upshur and Gregg counties in Austin. David Watts also outlined three guiding principles —...
2015/07/02 20:18
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The state legislative session that ended recently produced a number of important achievements, from a balanced budget to tax relief to improvements in transportation. Along with those accomplishments,...
2015/06/30 02:25
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As the first same sex couples in East Texas obtain their official license to marry, Texas lawmakers continue to battle over whether Friday's Supreme Court decision should be the final word. Texas...
2015/06/30 00:03
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BRAZOS COUNTY - Texas State Representative John Raney says the state needs to abide by controversial decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court. His comments come on the same day the...
2015/06/29 17:26
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AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - A Texas lawmaker is calling for a special session to address marriage licensing in the state. Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, requested Monday that Gov. Greg Abbott call a special...
2015/06/29 09:47
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The senator for 16 Northeast Texas counties said he hopes his successor will carry on a tradition of independence he inherited from his predecessor — even though it sometimes meant opposing his...
2015/06/26 16:46
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While celebrations in parts of the country celebrated a Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage legal throughout the United States, several East Texas officials took to social media to...
2015/06/26 11:21
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former NFL defensive end who led an unsuccessful tea party revolt against incumbent Texas House Speaker Joe Straus isn’t seeking another term in office. Second-term Rockwall...
2015/06/25 23:42
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Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. State Rep. Scott Turner, the Frisco Republican who unsuccessfully ran for speaker this year, has decided not to seek re-election. Turner...
2015/06/25 14:58
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With the start of summer, comes the passage of a new law that aims to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a hot car. Texas House Bill 2574 requires vehicle heatstroke...
2015/06/25 00:25
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The state of Texas has more exonerations than any other state in the country. The 84th Texas Legislature recently passed a bill named after Timothy Cole, a Texan who spent 14 years in prison for a...
2015/06/24 20:33
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Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Albany Times Union on New York's SAFE Act. June 24 Based on a variety of estimates by both pro- and anti-gun...
2015/06/24 17:02
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The senseless racist murder of nine members of an historic black church in Charleston, S.C., was a sad counterpoint to months of controversy of blacks being shot by white cops. In most of the...
2015/06/23 17:15
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SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Clerk Gerard Rickhoff, a Republican, could keep his office open after hours to accommodate same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in...
2015/06/23 09:46
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State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, formally announced his bid for state Senate on Monday by asking for help from the 16-county District 1 in battling politicians and interests he says he has...
2015/06/23 00:45
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Tens of thousands of disabled kids in Texas will soon have the benefit of unprecedented protection in their public schools. That's because Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law mandating surveillance...
2015/06/22 23:19
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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - UPDATE: Senate Bill 1317 is on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk for signing after it cleared the Texas House and Senate, the office of Sen. Jose Menendez said...
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