Federal judge blocks Texas law requiring funeral rites for aborted or miscarried remains – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Federal judge blocks Texas law requiring funeral rites for aborted or miscarried remainsChicago TribuneAbortion rights advocates, left, protest in the Texas State Capitol in Austin as anti-abortion rights supporters walk past them in 2013. A coalition of national advocacy groups sued Texas and won an injunction by a federal judge to block rules […]

85th Texas Legislature Preview – Austin Chronicle

UT The Daily Texan 85th Texas Legislature PreviewAustin ChronicleIf any moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 5. In his dual role as lieutenant governor and president of the Senate, Dan Patrick had prepared a bombastic press …85th Texas Legislature convenes, faces tight […]

While Trump grabs headlines, Texas Republicans launch new wave of assaults on LGBT rights – Salon

Salon While Trump grabs headlines, Texas Republicans launch new wave of assaults on LGBT rightsSalonIn Texas, for instance, Republicans who are still enraged about the legalization of same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court in 2015 have launched two major attacks on LGBT rights. In the Texas legislature, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, along with Lt. Gov.and […]

85th Texas Legislature: Oil and Gas Roundup – Lexology (registration)

85th Texas Legislature: Oil and Gas RoundupLexology (registration)On Jan. 10, 2017, the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and already several bills are on the table that, if adopted, could impact the oil and gas industry in Texas. State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, has introduced the Oil …and more »

Abbott to seek law to remove Texas sheriffs who don’t help immigration authorities – Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman Abbott to seek law to remove Texas sheriffs who don't help immigration authoritiesAustin American-StatesmanTexas Gov. Greg Abbott, in an interview Wednesday with Fox News, said he and other lawmakers will seek new laws to remove Texas sheriffs from office if they do not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials over the handling of […]

85th Texas Legislature: Oil and Gas Roundup – JD Supra (press release)

85th Texas Legislature: Oil and Gas RoundupJD Supra (press release)On Jan. 10, 2017, the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and already several bills are on the table that, if adopted, could impact the oil and gas industry in Texas. State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, has introduced the Oil …

A runner’s guide to enduring the 85th legislative session – Dallas News

Dallas News A runner's guide to enduring the 85th legislative sessionDallas News… the Legislature and the day he stepped up to run his first marathon — in Antarctica! — were filled with apprehension. “I didn't know what my body was going to do after 10 miles or 15 miles,” he said, and he also didn't […]

BAGLEY: “AUSTIN KNOWN AS WEIRDEST, MOCO KNOWN AS MOST CORRUPT”

BAGLEY: “AUSTIN KNOWN AS WEIRDEST, MOCO KNOWN AS MOST CORRUPT”

Conroe, January 16, 8:01 p.m. – Bob Bagley, Montgomery County Hospital District Board member and candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 4, told the Montgomery County Tea Party this evening that “Austin is known as the weirdest, but, sadly, Montgomery County is now known as the most corrupt in all of Texas.” Bagley described the reaction […]