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Houston Chronicle
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner1 Commissioner, effectively guaranteeing the veteran lawmaker the office. Elli
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
1 Commissioner, effectively guaranteeing the veteran lawmaker the office. Ellis will be sacrificing 26 years in the Texas senate to become the next commissioner, an often overlooked but powerful local office. He will take over from current... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner1 Commissioner, effectively guaranteeing the veteran lawmaker the office. Elli
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
1 Commissioner, effectively guaranteeing the veteran lawmaker the office. Ellis will be sacrificing 26 years in the Texas senate to become the next commissioner, an often overlooked but powerful local office. He will take over from current... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Analysis: Taking Direct Aim at Legislative Business as Usual - Analysis: Taking Direct Aim at Legislative Business as Usual by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune June 24 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey'...were marked by public officials ignoring the traditions and, to some extent, th
Analysis: Taking Direct Aim at Legislative Business as Usual - Analysis: Taking Direct Aim at Legislative Business as Usual by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune June 24 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey'...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
were marked by public officials ignoring the traditions and, to some extent, the rules of their institutions. The Texas Senate is used to low-energy debates with periodic outbursts of showboating and a proclivity for smothering any real... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
United States Senate stonewalls bids to limit gun sales in wake of nightclub tragedyThe Republican-controlled United States Senate rejected four competing gun cont
United States Senate stonewalls bids to limit gun sales in wake of nightclub tragedy
Mail & Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
The Republican-controlled United States Senate rejected four competing gun control measures just days after the Orlando nightclub massacre, highlighting the feuding over an issue that’s set to resonate during a heated presidential election... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Decent Deeds Done By Davisrights, the next she’s leaving Cowtown’s womb.This Saturday marks the third ann
Decent Deeds Done By Davis
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
rights, the next she’s leaving Cowtown’s womb.This Saturday marks the third anniversary of Davis’ 11-hour filibuster on the Texas Senate floor to kill a Republican-backed attempt to create stronger abortion restrictions and, ultimately, shut down... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Gun shop sells 30,000 AR-15 assault rifles in just one weekclip for an AR-15 semi-automatic gun for sale at Action Target. Photo / Getty
Gun shop sells 30,000 AR-15 assault rifles in just one week
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
clip for an AR-15 semi-automatic gun for sale at Action Target. Photo / Getty Overnight, the Republican-controlled US Senate rejected four competing gun control measures just days after the Orlando club massacre, highlighting the stalling feud... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Orlando massacre is unlikely to lead to new gun control measuresgun laws. Passage of strong legislation making it tougher for people on federa
Orlando massacre is unlikely to lead to new gun control measures
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
gun laws. Passage of strong legislation making it tougher for people on federal terrorist watch lists is a long shot. Senate votes are anticipated early next week, and so far, Democrats and Republicans are engaged in their usual partisan... Read more
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Island Packet
Orlando massacre is unlikely to lead to new gun control measuresgun laws. Passage of strong legislation making it tougher for people on federa
Orlando massacre is unlikely to lead to new gun control measures
Island Packet / Posted 10 days ago
gun laws. Passage of strong legislation making it tougher for people on federal terrorist watch lists is a long shot. Senate votes are anticipated early next week, and so far, Democrats and Republicans are engaged in their usual partisan... Read more
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Daily Journal
COMMENTARY: Concealed carry won’t change campusesuniversities, but that argument fell apart when the chancellors of the state’s
COMMENTARY: Concealed carry won’t change campuses
Daily Journal / Posted 10 days ago
universities, but that argument fell apart when the chancellors of the state’s university systems testified before the Texas Senate that the new law is expected to constitute a very minimal expense. With few options left, opponents struggled... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Texas Looks to Redefine "Psychologist"definition of what the practice is versus what other people do isn't psychology
Texas Looks to Redefine "Psychologist"
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 11 days ago
definition of what the practice is versus what other people do isn't psychology based.” The issue stemmed from a 2010 Texas Senate race between Mary Louise Serafine and Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin. According to her campaign website, Serafine... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Committee Hearing On Property Tax Reform Provides Hope For Change - Last week I had the opportunity to testify before the Texas senate committee on property tax reform & relief. There were several hundred property owners and local officials add...Committee Hearing On Property Tax Reform Provides Hope For Change Last week I
Committee Hearing On Property Tax Reform Provides Hope For Change - Last week I had the opportunity to testify before the Texas senate committee on property tax reform & relief. There were several hundred property owners and local officials add...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Committee Hearing On Property Tax Reform Provides Hope For Change Last week I had the opportunity to testify before the Texas senate committee on property tax reform & relief. There were several hundred property owners and local officials... Read more
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Business Standard India
No dearth of capable people in BJP for UP CM's post: RajnathSenator John Cornyn of Texas, Senate Majority Whip & Co-Chair of Senate India C
No dearth of capable people in BJP for UP CM's post: Rajnath
Business Standard India / Posted 16 days ago
Senator John Cornyn of Texas, Senate Majority Whip & Co-Chair of Senate India Caucus with PM. https://t.co/yB82XUx48Z RT @ShirishKunder: 56-inch chest? 56-inch teleprompters! https://t.co/TYwUf7sNQI RT @amanpanwar: Funds meant 4 betterment of... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Texas Plans to Change How it Defines a Psychologist - Texas Plans to Change How it Defines a Psychologist by Alana Rocha The Texas Tribune June 9 2016 When a patient sits before Dr. Cynthia de las Fuentes a licensed psychologist in West Austin...a challenge by Austin attorney and academic Mary Louise Serafine. When Serafin
Texas Plans to Change How it Defines a Psychologist - Texas Plans to Change How it Defines a Psychologist by Alana Rocha The Texas Tribune June 9 2016 When a patient sits before Dr. Cynthia de las Fuentes a licensed psychologist in West Austin...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
a challenge by Austin attorney and academic Mary Louise Serafine. When Serafine ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the Texas Senate in 2010 against state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, she referred to herself as an “Austin Attorney and... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Hillary Clinton says her historic presidential nomination 'belongs to generations of women'did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." As well as footage from Wen
Hillary Clinton says her historic presidential nomination 'belongs to generations of women'
Dallas Morning News / Posted 19 days ago
did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." As well as footage from Wendy Davis' filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate in 2013. People on Twitter were quick to note the historic nature of Clinton's nomination in the most 2016 ways... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
FAA approves wind turbines in project similar to those in Clay CountyMilitary Affairs Committee and Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham testified about
FAA approves wind turbines in project similar to those in Clay County
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 19 days ago
Military Affairs Committee and Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham testified about the city's predicament before the Texas Senate committee overseeing the state's military installations. For their part, the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce &... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
Headlinesstudents. Congress failed to approve financing to counter the spread of the Zi
Headlines
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
students. Congress failed to approve financing to counter the spread of the Zika virus before the Memorial Day break, so Texas Senate Health & Human Services Chair Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, wrote to the state's Department of State Health... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Paxton wrong to sue feds over transgender bathroom rulesdirective isn’t law, those that refuse to follow it face losing federal funds.
Paxton wrong to sue feds over transgender bathroom rules
Dallas Morning News / Posted 24 days ago
directive isn’t law, those that refuse to follow it face losing federal funds. That’s why it was irresponsible of the Texas Senate Republican Caucus to urge superintendents and trustees to disregard it. This is money many Texas districts... Read more
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Pleasanton Express
10 states join Texas AG in lawsuit over school bathrooms | June 1, 2016races: — State Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, beat State Rep. David Simpson, R-
10 states join Texas AG in lawsuit over school bathrooms | June 1, 2016
Pleasanton Express / Posted 25 days ago
races: — State Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, beat State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, in the runoff for Northeast Texas Senate District 1 to succeed longtime Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, who chose not to seek re-election. — Dawn Buckingham... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Shooting victim remembered for businesses legacyLt. Gov. Dan Patrick addresses transgender bathroom policy Tuesday during a con
Shooting victim remembered for businesses legacy
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 26 days ago
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick addresses transgender bathroom policy Tuesday during a conference in Dallas. (Source: Texas Senate/Livestream) Declaring that "this fight is just beginning," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday escalated his battle... Read more
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Raw Story
Oklahoma Republican wishes Mexican border was more like Afghanistan: ‘We were allowed to shoot ’em’lawmaker or candidate to fantasize about shooting immigrants crossing the borde
Oklahoma Republican wishes Mexican border was more like Afghanistan: ‘We were allowed to shoot ’em’
Raw Story / Posted 26 days ago
lawmaker or candidate to fantasize about shooting immigrants crossing the border from Mexico. Chris Mapp, a Tea Party Texas Senate candidate, called on ranchers to shoot undocumented “wetback” immigrants during a 2014 editorial board meeting,... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Analysis: An Early Guide to November’s Competitive Texas Races - Analysis: An Early Guide to November’s Competitive Texas Races by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune May 30 2016 Most of the 218 races at the top of the state and federal sections of our ...36 Texas races for Congress will be competitive, barring a death or a nasty sex
Analysis: An Early Guide to November’s Competitive Texas Races - Analysis: An Early Guide to November’s Competitive Texas Races by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune May 30 2016 Most of the 218 races at the top of the state and federal sections of our ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
36 Texas races for Congress will be competitive, barring a death or a nasty sex scandal. None of the 16 contests for the Texas Senate is likely to produce a party flip; the only district that might swing isn’t on the ballot until 2018. In the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Declare independence by becoming independentsin public service to the state level. Having never run as a Republican in a pa
Declare independence by becoming independents
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 30 days ago
in public service to the state level. Having never run as a Republican in a party primary, I had no idea what lay ahead. Texas Senate District 24 is a Republican district because of gerrymandering. So I ran as a Republican. I never held a... Read more

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