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Desalinated Water Has Hidden Costs

Should water be free? No matter what answer, the truth is that our state is growing drier and drier as more and more people move here. 463 more words

Desalination

Ban texting and driving

To be honest, I had to blink hard a couple of times when I read what state Rep. Four Price said regarding texting and driving. 270 more words

Rick Perry

DPS claims success in border surge, but questions remain over numbers

When Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw this week touted the success of the state’s surge of law enforcement and National Guard along the Texas-Mexico border, he leaned heavily on a metric that has been… 669 more words

"A Crisis Turned Catastrophe In Texas": Women Have Been Relegated To Second Class Citizenship

Last night, a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals left Texas with no more than eight remaining abortion clinics. You would think by now the willingness of state lawmakers to deliberately create a health crisis among their constituents – and the willingness of the courts to allow it – would be no surprise. 871 more words

Republicans

Federal Appeals Court Allows Texas To Enforce Abortion Limits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Women seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will drive hours if they live near the Mexico border and have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough Republican-backed clinic laws. 527 more words

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A new Holocaust ... in Texas?

West Texas’s newest state senator might be forgiven for being quite excited about his new elected office.

Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, however, did put a disgraceful twist on what he called the spiritual struggle he says is occurring today in these United States. 283 more words

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Texas mothers seek marijuana to treat their children's seizures

Two mothers in Texas are now lobbying for medical marijuana after seeing positive results in other states which have allowed children with seizures to be treated with cannabis. 923 more words

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