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Lieutenant Governor Wants Texas Lawmakers To Focus On Religious Liberty

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AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants the Texas Legislature to better protect religious liberty by examining whether local anti-discrimination ordinances violate state and federal law. 136 more words


A plain ol' accidental discharge in Plano

Hooray for transparency!

A recent peek into the officer-involved shootings that Texas departments have reported to the state attorney general’s office revealed a peculiar one from… 167 more words

Texas roads soon to get new money, new leadership

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the number one gripe in Central Texas: too many people, not enough roads.

Earlier this week, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Executive Director Joe Weber announced he will retire at the end of the calendar year. 337 more words


Privacy laws keep mental issues out of background checks

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The mother of the Oregon shooter says her son was struggling with mental health issues.

There have been examples before: In 2007, documentation that showed the Virginia Tech shooter had gone to see numerous counselors before committing the deadliest school shooting in U.S. 314 more words


Fix to uninsured drivers starts with limiting unreasonable penalties

Fees are one of the Texas Legislature’s favorite ways to balance the budget. After all, the fees often make sense: charge the users (or abusers) of a service, not all tax payers. 400 more words


Oregon College Shooting Rekindles Texas Campus Carry Debate

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – The shooting on a community college campus in Oregon comes at a time when Texas colleges remain divided about the issue of weapons on campus. 188 more words


"Campus Carry" debate rages in wake of Oregon shooting

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas colleges and universities are in the middle of implementing a new policy, allowing guns into college classrooms.  All public universities and community colleges are required to do so under a new state law. 402 more words