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Looking for a place to live without "bullets flying through the property"

A University of Texas law professor and community leaders recently spoke with tenants at an apartment complex in Sunnyside, a historically African-American community in Houston. Their visit was described in an email this way: 1,285 more words

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Veterans plea to Texas lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and chronic pain are just a few of the service-related conditions veterans return home with.

The group gathered by the Vietnam Veterans Monument at the Texas State Capitol Wednesday to push for medical marijuana legislation. 356 more words

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'School choice' support differs based on where students live

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Most parents living in rural, suburban and urban areas in Austin are against the state’s proposed school choice bill, according to a new poll by… 328 more words

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Campus sexual assault case 'loopholes' could get the ax with proposed bills

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Senator Kirk Watson is looking to close what he calls loopholes in the Texas Penal Code when it comes to sexual assault and consent. 505 more words

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CPS takes big step toward goal of hiring 828 new staff members

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The state’s Child Protective Services Division may finally be getting a leg up on tackling huge caseloads, according to the agency’s commissioner. Hank Whitman told the… 460 more words

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We may be getting a Texas flag emoji soon, but it might not be because of the Legislature

Last week, state Rep. Tom Oliverson, R-Cypress submitted a resolution to the Texas Legislature that called for “Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the Texas flag.” HCR 75 would “hereby reject the notion that the Chilean flag, although it is a nice flag, can in any way compare to or be substituted for the official state flag of Texas and urge all Texans not to use the Republic of Chile flag emoji in digital forums when referring to the Lone Star Flag of the great State of Texas.” 163 more words

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