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State of Texas: In-Depth - Hoosier Politics and Texas

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Months after Texas voters went to the polls to select their party’s nominee for President, the race continues to drag on.

That could change come Tuesday. 223 more words


State of Texas: In-Depth - Is Texas Ready for Floods?

AUSTIN (KXAN) – After several rounds of heavy rain, parts of Texas remain under water, but new reports suggest future flooding could be much worse if state and federal leaders don’t act. 108 more words


Texas Allows Guns in Mental Hospitals

Please don’t claim that you are surprised to find out that a State Mental Hospital cannot ban visitors from bringing guns into the facility.  Hospital officials, however, were taken off guard when they recently discovered that under Texas law the longstanding practice of prohibiting handguns at the ten state psychiatric hospitals was illegal – and had been for years. 285 more words

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Today in Texas History - April 22

From the Annals of the Police State –  In 1873, the Texas state legislature – once again in the hands of the then reactionary and racist Democratic Party –  repealed the law that had authorized the State Police.  88 more words

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Texas' budget surplus could 'disappear' next year

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lawmakers heard ominous words Tuesday from the head of the state budget office. The director of the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), Ursula Parks, told lawmakers to prepare for “hard choices” next session in a House Committee on Appropriations meeting. 398 more words


Report: Inspections of farmworker housing deficient in Texas -- and beyond

Last month, a Statesman investigation revealed that the state of Texas’s unfunded inspection program for farmworker housing failed to protect the vast majority of migratory farmworkers in the state, leaving most… 394 more words