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Dan Patrick picks sides in GOP primary races for the Texas Senate

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his allies are picking sides in primary races that will likely decide who fills the 31-person Texas Senate. 741 more words

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State of Texas: Study finds civic participation is a problem for Texans

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Part of having a healthy democracy is getting people involved in their community and in politics. But a new study shows Texans are among the worst in the country when it comes to civic participation. 556 more words

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`My son, who is autistic, was robbed by three black thugs.' Lisa Luby Ryan on why she will oppose gun regulation `to my last breath.'

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Yesterday, seventeen people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school.

It was the deadliest mass shooting since Nov. 3,192 more words

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Texas' Most Endangered Species - Thoughtful Republicans

The Republicans who represent a good chunk of the Texas Panhandle in the Texas House and Senate are facing ultra-right wing challengers in the upcoming GOP primary.  259 more words

Abbott, Patrick throwing weight behind property tax reform in GOP primary

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The top two state officials are weighing in big during the Texas primary in the hopes of setting the agenda before the next legislative session in January 2019. 692 more words

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State of Texas: Cracking down on sexual predators

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced a set of policy proposals to strengthen reporting protocols for sexual harassment in the workplace. One part of the plan targets allegations of misconduct by lawmakers at the Capitol. 305 more words

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Knocked for a Lupe: Morning News, Chronicle, Houston GLBT Caucus snub Valdez for Andrew White

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I  recently wrote a profile of Lupe Valdez, who stepped down as Dallas County sheriff  at the end of last year to seek the Democratic nomination for governor. 2,984 more words

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