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Pro-choice demonstrators wave signs. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Groups Sue To Halt Key Parts Of Texas Abortion Law

More than a dozen women’s health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos as it was approved.

09/27/2013

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Calls Second Special Session On Abortion

Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.

06/26/2013

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Bill Makes Using Drones To Photograph People On Private Property A Crime

Texans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor’s office.

05/27/2013

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Texas Legislature Votes To Slash High School Standardized Tests By Two-Thirds

The Texas Legislature opened in January with students, parents, teachers and school administrators across the state clamoring that making youngsters pass a nation-leading 15 state-mandated standardized tests to graduate high school was far too many.

05/26/2013

File photo of a Santa Claus ornament on a Christmas tree. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Santa Approves: House OK’s ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill

On the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature.

05/08/2013

File photo of IV bags. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Right-To-Life Groups Split On End-Of-Life Decision

A battle is brewing at the Texas Legislature among right-to-life groups, but rather than debating when life begins, they are fighting over the rules that govern the end of a terminally ill person’s life.

03/10/2013

The Texas Capitol building in Austin. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Red Bull)

Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz Against Patrick

Long-simmering tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick, a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature, have boiled over during a radio interview.

06/29/2012