A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.
Gov. Rick Perry said he cast a ballot without any problems Wednesday in the first Texas elections under a new voter ID law that’s affecting the two main candidates vying to replace him in 2014.
The only abortion clinic in a 300-mile swath of West Texas can resume taking appointments after a federal judge struck down new restrictions that would have effectively shuttered it and at least a dozen other clinics across the state.
83-Year-Old Man Says He Was Scammed Out Of $500 From ‘Social Advocacy’ Group That Supports Wendy Davis
When the recorded phone message asked Gene Malish if he supported Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis last week, he pushed the button indicating yes, and he kept pushing buttons until he’d given $500.
Houston’s success in clearing its backlog of untested rape kits should be held up as a model for other cities around Texas to follow, officials said Wednesday.
State Sen. Wendy Davis is getting ready to announce her political plans. The Fort Worth Democrat has an announcement scheduled for Thursday in the blue-collar Fort Worth suburb of Haltom City. Two people with knowledge of the decision have told The Associated Press she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for Texas governor.
The next Texas governor is expected to be Republican Greg Abbott or Democrat Wendy Davis. One is the GOP favorite who stockpiled more than $20 million for a 2014 run, the other catapulted to national stardom by filibustering new abortion laws in pink running shoes. There’s also Tom Pauken.
Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a “what’s next” announcement.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott began his 2014 campaign for governor over the weekend.
Hours before final debate began Friday on tough new abortion restrictions, vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol