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Bryan-College Station Eagle
Texas officials call it "property tax relief" — but legislation won't lower tax bills or decrease budgets
By Ben Hasson


In Texas, property taxes keep local governments like cities, counties and school districts operating and pay for everything from police officers’ salaries to city street repairs and classroom...
02/21/2019 Online
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Austin Chronicle
David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List
...admitted that the Office of the SoS should have devoted more time to communicating with counties and the Texas Department of Public Safety to firm up its shoddy data before springing a "voter fraud" fiasco upon...
02/21/2019 Online
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Austin Chronicle
Point Austin: "Show Us Your Papers"
...political stair-climbers, often the Highest-Ranking Hispanic Republican.

Whitley, a longtime aide to Greg Abbott, assumed the position quite recently, and his notorious list - compiled via the apples-and-oranges...
02/21/2019 Online
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Texas Tribune
Texas officials call it "property tax relief" — but legislation won't lower tax bills or decrease budgets
...telling local officials how much their revenues can grow before voters get to step in.


Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to...
02/21/2019 Online
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Baytown Sun
Texas leads nation in uninsured
Property taxes and education have overshadowed another sleeper issue in Austin. The Legislature has the opportunity to significantly reduce the number of people in Texas who lack health insurance.


Roughly...
02/21/2019 Online
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texans were told to stay off their phones while driving. Did it make a difference?
...2017 to 3,567 last year, according to a report from the Insurance Council of Texas, which reviewed Texas Department of Transportation data.

"The one factor that may have contributed to the drop in fatalities...
02/21/2019 Online
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Waco Tribune Herald
Waco City Council approves incentives for family entertainment center
...projects, which would bring 179 affordable living units to Waco, are submitting applications to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for highly competitive 9 percent housing tax credits....
02/21/2019 Online
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KXAN NBC 36 Austin
Texas State University responds to string of on-campus violent crimes
...smashed, valuables stolen near Pennybacker Bridge


Craft brewers gain major ally but battle in legislature continues


1 dead, 1 hurt after shooting at Round Rock apartments


Trump's national emergency...
02/20/2019 Online
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Houston Chronicle
First LGBTQ Caucus in Texas House pushes back against critics
...change a child’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

"These ‘Ban the Bible’ bills at the Texas Legislature are an aggressive effort to create excessive government control over people’s lives. Creating more...
02/20/2019 Online
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El Paso Times
Feds: O'Rourke on domestic terrorist's hit list
...(Reform yes, the wall no). Rick Jervis/USA TODAY

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Texas Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn enters the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, ahead of President Donald Trump's...
02/20/2019 Online
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Tyler Morning Telegraph
State Rep. Jay Dean files bills targeting opioid abuse
...Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo


State Rep. Jay Dean has filed a series of bills in the Texas Legislature aimed at preventing opioid abuse.


"It's no secret that we have a crisis across Texas, and especially...
02/20/2019 Online
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Texarkana Gazette
Regulators: Oil and gas boom in Texas looks to continue
...they leak pollutants into the surrounding air and water after years of neglect.

Last session, the Legislature set a target for the Railroad Commission of 1900 wells plugged, a mark the agency has already exceeded,...
02/20/2019 Online
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KFDX (NBC) 3 (Wichita Falls)
Texas director of elections defends process of rooting out 'non-citizen' voters
...vote is canceled by an illegitimate vote," he said.
Plaintiffs asked Ingram whether working with the Texas Department of Public Safety and identifying voters who may be non-U.S. citizens was a rushed process....
02/20/2019 Online
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Corpus Christi Caller Times
Special state Senate committee will handle legislation related to Texas ports
...Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday re-established a special committee in the state Senate to handle legislation related to imports and exports, especially in the energy sector.

"Our ports are critical to ensuring...
02/20/2019 Online
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Dallas Morning News
Kirsten Gillibrand in Dallas: 'I have to fight for every family as if it were my own'
...former congressman from El Paso who is coming off a close Senate loss against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, says he'll decide whether to run for president by the end of February.

Gillibrand said she welcomed...
02/20/2019 Online
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KVUE ABC 24 Austin
State Representative Senfronia Thompson's bill would create the Texas Mental & Behavioral Health Research Institute to study the causes of mental illnesses in Texas children
...Talarico files first bill, aimed at strengthening mental health resources in schools

RELATED: Gov. Greg Abbott names 'emergency items' for 2019 Legislative Session

Rep. Thompson said while there are treatments,...
02/20/2019 Online
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Laredo Morning Times
Make black history a school requirement in Texas
...hearings as a passionately erudite defender of the Constitution. She co-sponsored voting rights legislation in 1975 that helped extend voter access to Spanish speakers in Texas and the Southwest. The next...
02/20/2019 Online
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Longview News Journal
After Texas' second Supreme Court loss in a death penalty case, reform bill lands key GOP support
...unconstitutional, but states were left to come up with their own methods of defining the condition. The Texas Legislature hasn’t taken action, instead putting the issue on individual courts, which have implemented varied...
02/20/2019 Online
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Midland Reporter Telegraph
Sen. John Cornyn to supporters: Stop Beto
By Jeremy Wallace
Published 2:03 pm CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, address a crowd at a rally for President Donald Trump at the El Paso County Coliseum, Monday, Feb. 11,...
02/20/2019 Online
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Community Impact Newspaper
An updated guide to the massive mobility improvement project on Capitol of Texas Hwy.
The Loop 360 project spearheaded by the Texas Department of Transportation seeks to improve mobility along the 14-mile corridor. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)


Motorists who regularly drive...
02/20/2019 Online
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