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Texas Governor Signs 'Save Chick-fil-A' Religious Freedom Law
The legislation protecting businesses that donate to anti-LGBTQ groups takes effect on Sept. 1.
Texas Governor Signs Law Raising The State's Legal Smoking Age To 21
E-cigarettes, which are the most common tobacco product among youth, are included in the underage ban.
Texas Governor Asked Officials To Hunt For Noncitizen Voter Records Before Botched Purge
New emails show the governor's office put in an "urgent" request to identify noncitizen voter records shortly before the 2018 midterm elections.
Texas Secretary Of State Resigns After Failed Effort To Purge Voter Rolls
David Whitley drew widespread criticism after he claimed nearly 100,000 noncitizens were on the voter rolls. It turned out many of those people were eligible to vote.
Sutherland Springs Opens New Sanctuary 18 Months After Shooting
Worshippers and elected officials gathered to commemorate the new space as the names of the victims were read.
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'Save Chick-fil-A' Religious Freedom Bill Advances In Texas Legislature
The measure would effectively permit businesses to be openly anti-LGBTQ without fear of retaliation.
Texas Republicans Hit With Another Lawsuit Over 'Unfounded Voter Purge'
GOP efforts to codify the disastrous investigation would also likely spur lawsuits.
Texas Governor Abbott Is Fine With His State’s Disastrous Voter Probe
Citizens fear they've been wrongly flagged, while legal groups and Democratic legislators work to get it halted.
Texas Capitol Plaque That Rejects Slavery As Underlying Cause Of Civil War Removed
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders agreed to remove the plaque Friday after years of resistance by top Republicans.
Richard Overton, Nation's Oldest World War II Veteran, Dead At 112
By PAUL J. WEBER, AP
“Richard Overton made us proud to be Texans and proud to be Americans,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tweets Fake Winston Churchill Quote On 'Anti-Fascists'
No, Churchill didn't say "fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists."
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Texas Governor's School Safety Plan Proposes Modest Changes To Gun Laws
But most of the 43-page blueprint is focused on measures to ramp up school security and improve risk assessment and mental health services.
Texas Gov.'s Campaign Cancels Shotgun Giveaway After Santa Fe School Shooting
Gov. Greg Abbott was dragged on social media over the seemingly tone-deaf contest.
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Touts Need To Arm Teachers
"Our teachers are part of that well-run militia" mentioned in the Second Amendment, he said.
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Now The Texas Governor Wants Blake Farenthold To Repay Your $84,000
But Greg Abbott wants the disgraced former congressman's money to go to Texas, not the U.S. Treasury.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Investigation Into Karolyi Ranch Allegations
Dozens of women have accused former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault, many while at the Texas training center.
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Growth Of Private Tree Regulation Spurs Fear Of Backlash
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Will the recent tangle over the regulation of trees on private land in Texas spread to other cities and states? By Mindy
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God, We Are Sorry
The Rev. Sally Bingham
President, The Regeneration Project and the Interfaith Power &...
Dear God, We confess that we have sinned against you. Have mercy upon us and forgive us because we do earnestly repent and
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Trump Congratulates Texas Governor On Harvey Recovery So Far
The president said he saw "a lot of happiness" in a Houston shelter.
Georgia Cop's Horrifying Comment About Black People Highlights Racism In Policing
A police officer in Georgia is on administrative leave after a local television station aired dashcam video of his alarming message: "we only kill black people."
Texas Immigration Crackdown Blocked
As Texas struggles in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a federal court has blocked the state’s attempt to outlaw so-called sanctuary cities by Republican lawmakers. But the decision is only temporary, and signals more legal wrangling to come.
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Texas Officials Spar Over Hurricane Evacuation Order That Never Happened
Authorities in Texas could not agree on whether an evacuation would claim or save lives.
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Dozens Of Texas Businesses Tell Governor To Ditch 'Bathroom Bill'
Discriminating against the transgender community is simply bad for business, they say.
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