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School vouchers may be back from dead
AUSTIN -- The Texas House thought it had killed school vouchers. The Senate is resurrecting them.
Sanctuary cities law means nothing new for Denton city, county officers
Texas backs convention that’ll never happen
Activists: ‘Sandra Bland Act’ unworthy tribute
AUSTIN -- A Texas police-reform bill named after a black woman found dead in jail following a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop has been stripped down to the point that some community organizers say it's no longer a worthy tribute.
Texas Legislature fetes former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Legislature is honoring retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, praising his character and humble roots almost as much as his football accomplishments.
‘Sanctuary cities’ bill gets key modification
AUSTIN -- Was the Texas House "sanctuary cities" debate a defeat for Speaker Joe Straus?
Bathroom bill could cost $3.3B to state
Voucher defeat in Legislature may hurt school finance fix
School vouchers falter in Texas
AUSTIN -- Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges" for imposing gay marriage on America and has been endorsed by anti-abortion groups and the National Rifle Association.
Abbott breathes new life into bathroom bill
AUSTIN -- For months, Gov. Greg Abbott stayed silent and Texas' bathroom bill languished in the Legislature amid mounting criticism from LGBT activists and business groups.
‘Sanctuary cities’ bill heads for approval
Bill would allow recusals for gay marriage licenses
Texas Senate endorses letting home-schoolers play in UIL
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports and other activities.