Gary Cartwright, Acclaimed Texas Writer, Dies at 82 – New York Times

New York Times Gary Cartwright, Acclaimed Texas Writer, Dies at 82New York TimesGary Cartwright, a longtime Texas journalist whose sharp writing, fearless reporting and fast living established him as one of the state's greatest nonfiction writers and a kind of Lone Star cousin to Hunter S. Thompson, died on Wednesday in Austin, Tex.1934-2017: Texas Monthly […]

Economic freedom in Texas: High — but room for improvement – TribTalk

TribTalk Economic freedom in Texas: High — but room for improvementTribTalkThe 85th Texas Legislature has heated up earlier than usual this session with the Senate introducing its starting-point budget and the House making its budget recommendations public. As legislators allocate taxpayer dollars, it's essential for them to …

Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood – CNN

TIME Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned ParenthoodCNNJudge Sam Sparks issued an injunction in favor of Planned Parenthood, ruling its lawyers had shown it would likely prevail in its lawsuit against officials in the state's Heath and Human Services Department. In December, Texas cut off Medicaid funds to …A Federal Judge Has Blocked Texas From […]

Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance Fighting to Keep Fantasy Sports Legal in Texas [INTERVIEW] – News/Talk 790 KFYO

News/Talk 790 KFYO Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance Fighting to Keep Fantasy Sports Legal in Texas [INTERVIEW]News/Talk 790 KFYOHB-1457 has been filed in the 85th Texas Legislature sponsored by both Democrat and Republican members, with the intention of clarifying and affirming the legality of fantasy sports in Texas. During the interview Dunaway said, “Fantasy [football] is […]

Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in Texas – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in TexasWashington PostAUSTIN — The group of 40 people gathered at a popular burger and fish taco restaurant in San Antonio listened eagerly to the latest news about the anti-vaccine fight taking place in the Texas legislature. Some mothers in the group had stopped …and more »

Texas 85th Legislature (2017) Legislation Update: Out-of-network billing limitations – Lexology (registration)

Texas 85th Legislature (2017) Legislation Update: Out-of-network billing limitationsLexology (registration)In addition to H.B. 307 (discussed in a prior post), H.B. 1566 and its companion bill, S.B. 507, propose to expand the requirement for mediation of balance bills. Currently, Chapter 1467 of the Texas Insurance Code requires a facility-based physician …

Meet the new members of the Texas Legislature – Texas Tribune

Meet the new members of the Texas LegislatureTexas TribuneTwenty-two new faces have taken their places in the Texas Legislature this year — 21 of them in the House and one in the Senate. All but seven are Republicans. Some filled vacant seats, while others triumphed over incumbents in the March primaries to …

Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session – Port Lavaca Wave

LGBTQ Nation Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular sessionPort Lavaca WaveAUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29. After taking the oath of office and being sworn in …Texas […]

Texas splits with other states to defend Trump’s travel ban 

SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state of Texas on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations as an assertion of presidential authority intended to protect the country from terrorists, splitting with states that have denounced the order as a religious attack. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed documents […]

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