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This is your political report for August 19, 2019.
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KTEN (NBC) 10 (Denison)
NTRA Fire Department Receives $400,000 Grant For New Truck - KTEN.com - Texoma news, weather and sports
...heart blockage

Posted: Saturday, August 17 2019 7:36 PM EDT2019-08-17 23:36:59 GMT

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. (File)

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. (File)


Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has had a stent inserted...
08/19/2019 Online
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Longview News Journal
Rusk County School Board set to allocate $1M to districts
...tax in effect. It dates back a long way. It’s probably served its purpose.


"We tried to get the Legislature through (Rep. Travis) Clardy’s office to get it where we could vote on that (statewide). I feel...
08/19/2019 Online
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Bryan-College Station Eagle
How judicial conflicts of interest are denying poor Texans their right to an effective lawyer
...charge dismissed.)

The problem of funding is especially acute in Texas. Since 2001, when the state legislature passed the Fair Defense Act — a law that aimed to overhaul and standardize how the state’s poor...
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Bryan-College Station Eagle
Analysis: Texas presidential candidates and the strength of geography
...by-the-book campaign for president into something more noticeable, something more like the race against Ted Cruz that attracted all the attention in the first place.

Julián Castro, one of the Democratic Party’s...
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Longview News Journal
Ex-congressman says experience lifts him over growing Democratic field to Cornyn in 2020
...O’Rourke’s near-miss campaign against Texas’ other member of the upper chamber in Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz. And he also says Democratic gains in 2018 suggest the minority party is on the upswing in deep...
08/19/2019 Online
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KPRC NBC 2 Houston
Hundreds fill steps of Houston City Hall to demand change, stricter gun laws
...confiscate guns from people threatening to harm themselves or others.

The organization also wants legislation that would require a background check on all gun sales.

"People are just fed up. Fed up with inaction,...
08/19/2019 Online
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Texas Monthly
September 2019 How the Unchecked Power of Judges Is Hurting Poor Texans Can’t afford a lawyer? Don’t expect justice.
...charge dismissed).

The problem of funding is especially acute in Texas. Since 2001, when the state legislature passed the Fair Defense Act—a law that aimed to overhaul and standardize how the state’s poor received...
08/19/2019 Online
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Laredo Morning Times
Officers in Fort Worth cooperate in online predators sting
...they'll catch the same man more than once.

Detectives from Homeland Security, the Secret Service, the Texas Department of Safety and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are also involved in the operation.
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Bryan-College Station Eagle
Too many day cares still use recalled products
...states have laws that ban the use of recalled products at child-care centers. We believe that this legislation should be standard in all states. This is common sense. Unfortunately, as the new survey showed,...
08/19/2019 Online
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Dallas Morning News
Letters - Gov. Greg Abbott, domestic terrorism, Lady Liberty, Ken Cuccinelli, immigrants
...have shown me that we are in desperate need of immigration reform. I am asking Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Rep. Van Taylor to uphold our asylum laws, to end the inhumane detention of migrants at the...
08/19/2019 Online
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Denton Chronicle
Officers in Fort Worth cooperate in online predators sting
...they’ll catch the same man more than once.

Detectives from Homeland Security, the Secret Service, the Texas Department of Safety and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office are also involved in the operation.
...
08/19/2019 Online
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KTBC (FOX 7) Austin
Texas law helps alert authorities to drivers with communication difficulties
...law gives people the option to disclose their diagnoses when registering their vehicle through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. A traffic stop can be stressful for any driver but the law helps defuse...
08/18/2019 Online
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WFAA ABC 8 Dallas
Starting in September, Texas craft beer can flow straight from brewers to customers' homes
...said.

For years, the booming craft beer business has pushed for a change to the law. This summer, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that allows brewers to sell direct for the first time. Texas is the last state...
08/18/2019 Online
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Houston Chronicle
Ted Cruz accepted gift of Rockets tickets worth over $12,000
...Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff / Houston Chronicle


2of3Congressman Ted Cruz talks on the court after Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round, Western Conference playoff game...
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas needs smart freight rules
...reached new heights in 2018, continues to play an essential role in our state’s economy. And with Gov. Greg Abbott’s vow that Texas will lead the way toward America’s energy independence, we need an innovative,...
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KTBC (FOX 7) Austin
Activists, politicians gather at Capitol to call for gun control reform
...Gun Sense in America.

The group called on lawmakers, specifically senators, to pass additional legislation regarding background checks and an aggressive federal red flag bill.

"So, red flag laws are just...
08/18/2019 Online
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KSAN (NBC) 3 (San Angelo)
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick undergoes a heart stent procedure. He now urges heart health awareness
AUSTIN, TX — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has been released from the hospital after undergoing a heart stent procedure. He is now pleading and urging Texans to pay close attention to their own heart health....
08/18/2019 Online
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KXAN NBC 36 Austin
State of Texas: Governor’s town hall reveals future direction on gun policy
Gov. Greg Abbott took the stage Thursday for a town hall at the University of Texas at Tyler with the El Paso shooting that left 22 people dead still fresh in the minds of Texans.

The hour-long forum started...
08/18/2019 Online
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WFAA ABC 8 Dallas
Ransomware attack hits Texas local governments
...Nearly two dozen Texas local governments have been hit with a ransomware attack, according to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

Travis County has not been affected by the attack, which...
08/18/2019 Online
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The Victoria Advocate
Texas A&M System regents OK $80M for Army Futures Command
...Aug. 8 marked the second round of funding for the Futures Command presence at the university. The Legislature appropriated $50 million for Texas A&M’s Engineering Experiment Station to establish a proving...
08/18/2019 Online
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Houston Chronicle
Ransomware attack paralyzes 23 computer systems in Texas
..."At this time, the evidence gathered indicates the attacks came from one single threat actor," the Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement Saturday. "Investigations into the origin...
08/18/2019 Online
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