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Texas Now Has A Ban On Abortions As Early As Five Weeks. Anti-Abortion Groups Are Prepared To Enforce It.

“We are all, unfortunately, expecting that approximately 85% of patients seeking abortions will not be able to access an abortion in a health center in Texas,” says a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

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Republican Bill Tightening Texas Election Laws Is Headed To Gov. Greg Abbott’s Desk

Senate Bill 1 rewrites Texas election laws to further restrict the voting-by-mail process and outlaw local voting initiatives meant to widen access, namely those pushed by Harris County that were disproportionately used by voters of color.

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What It Means To Break Quorum And What You Need To Know About The Texas House Democrats’ Dramatic Departure

Democrats are preventing the Texas House from having enough members to pass legislation. We explain what that means, what options Republicans have and what’s in the voting bills Democrats oppose.

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Texas’ 1836 Project Aims To Promote “Patriotic Education,” But Critics Worry It Will Gloss Over State’s History Of Racism

The project is essentially an advisory committee designed to promote the state’s history to Texas residents, largely through pamphlets given to people receiving driver’s licenses.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Into Law One Of Nation’s Strictest Abortion Measures, Banning Procedure As Early As Six Weeks Into A Pregnancy

The signing of the bill opens a new frontier in the battle over abortion restrictions as first-of-its-kind legal provisions intended to make the law harder to challenge are poised to be tested in the courts.

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Middle Rio Grande Border Communities Seek Opportunity To Grow Under New University System

State lawmakers have filed bills seeking to transfer the management of Sul Ross and its satellite campuses, including Rio Grande College, from the Texas State University System to the Texas A&M System.

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Texas Lawmakers Want To Ban Dangerous Radioactive Waste. The Proposal Would Give A Nuclear Waste Company A Big Financial Break.

A bill advancing in the House seeks to ban spent nuclear fuel, one of the most dangerous types of radioactive waste, from coming to Texas.

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Energy CEO Calls Out Lack of Urgency From Texas Officials Ahead of Winter Storm

Energy executives were among those questioned by Texas lawmakers on Thursday as officials try to sort out why so many people were left in the dark for days amid freezing temperatures.

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2020 Election Results in West Texas

By Public Radio Staff In addition to the presidential election, West Texans will vote for a U.S. Senator and weigh in on a number of state and local races. Reporters at Marfa Public Radio are tracking some of the most … Continue reading

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Will Texas Democrats Flip The State House? We’re Following The Key Races

By Paul DeBenedetto, Houston Public Media Democrats think they have a shot at flipping the Texas House of Representatives for the first time since 2002 — and if they do, there’s a lot that can change come 2021.

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