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Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer. 108 more words

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Bring Your Textbooks, Notebook, LapTop, Pens and .38 Special

The Texas Tribune reports that the conservative quest to have more guns on Texas campuses is still alive.  Despite repeated admonitions from university administrators across the board (except shamefully for John Sharp at Texas A&M), the Legislature is more interested in kowtowing to its extreme right wing than doing what is in the best interests of our state universities and their students. 94 more words

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Police opposition stalls Texas open carry handgun bill

AUSTIN (AP) — Fierce opposition from police across the state on Wednesday derailed an effort that would allow people to openly carry handguns on the streets of Texas in a move that could prevent the measure from passing this legislative session. 532 more words

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Joe Basel: They wanna make me a criminal

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Good day Austin:

I sat with Joe Basel last night in the House Gallery as the Texas House voted to render his behavior a violation of state law. 3,962 more words

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Texas Takes Giant Step To Allowing Concealed Handguns In College Classrooms

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval to a so-called “campus carry” measure, barely beating a midnight deadline. 613 more words

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Concealed handguns in college gets major boost in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval to a so-called “campus carry” measure, barely beating a midnight deadline. 613 more words

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Controversial laws face another midnight deadline

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It was a late Tuesday night in Austin, not because of the weather, but rather the legislature as lawmakers face another major deadline. 223 more words

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