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Gov. Abbott Signs Bill To Implement Statewide ‘Active Shooter Alert System’

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill requiring the Texas Department of Public Safety to create a text-message system to warn the public of active shooter situations.

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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Reelection After Recording Scandal

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune First-term Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Tuesday announced he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2020 — completing a stunning fall for the Angleton Republican who enjoyed near unanimous support in … Continue reading

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School Safety Bill Addressing Texas Students’ Mental Health Awaits Governor’s Approval

By Claire McInerny, KUT A bill that aims to prevent violence in Texas schools – one of Greg Abbott’s legislative priorities – is on the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 11 would require schools to teach lessons on mental health, substance abuse, … Continue reading

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Texas poised to send its first two Latinas to Congress

Two Democratic Hispanic women – former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and state Sen. Sylvia Garcia of Houston – just declared victory in open congressional races and are widely expected to win the seats outright in November.

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Texas fetal remains burial rule blocked by federal court again

U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra ruled Monday afternoon that Texas cannot move forward with the rule, citing that the Texas Department of State Health Services’ arguments “lack merit.”

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Texas Rep. Kel Seliger Seeks Re-election

Texas Senator Kel Seliger announced today he’s seeking re-election.  

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