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OH NO SHE DIDN'T: Sarah Fowlkes: This Bad Teacher is All Smiles After Student-Sex Bust 

Yaro Steinbuch reports:  Married Texas teacher Sarah Fowlkes couldn’t wipe the smile off her face for her mugshot after being accused of romping with a 17-year-old student,  105 more words

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Astros Spring Training update; NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti

Houston Chronicle enterprise sports reporter Hunter Atkins joins The Weekly Brew from West Palm Beach, Florida, where he has spent a ‘grueling, awful’ week covering the Astros at Spring Training. 301 more words

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Bill would require Texans to opt out of organ donation rather than opt in

By Nicole Cobler | March 1, 2017

AUSTIN — A Dallas lawmaker’s bill to automatically make organ donors out of driver license holders is meeting resistance from a surprising opponent — the nonprofit that runs Texas’ organ donor registry. 973 more words

Senators decry secrecy pacts they signed to get voter fraud claims

By Nicole Cobler | Feb. 9, 2017

AUSTIN – Two Texas senators are promising to fight confidential agreements they signed before being allowed to view voter fraud complaints reported to the secretary of state’s office. 617 more words

Lawmaker wants to position Texas to outlaw abortion with 'trigger law'

By Nicole Cobler | Feb. 3 2017

AUSTIN – State Sen. Bob Hall is playing the long game on abortion.

To date, more than two dozen bills relating to abortion have been filed in the Texas Legislature, most aimed at restricting the controversial procedure. 982 more words

Judge blocks state from ousting Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN — A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction, blocking the state from ousting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program for at least a month. 575 more words

Proposed satirical bill fining men for masturbating meant to highlight restrictive abortion rules

A Texas lawmaker is making a point about legislation that restricts women’s access to health care and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate. 131 more words

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