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Legislators satisfied but may be back
The Texas Legislature worked on the budget bill and on dozens of other measures Saturday, and though Democrats and Republicans said they were satisfied with what they will likely accomplish by midnight Monday when the 140-day session ends, they expect to be back for a special session to take care of unfinished business.
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TX Governor To Sign Bill To Train Teachers As Armed Marshals
The Texas house and senate have passed a bipartisan bill that is on its way to Governor Rick Perry to sign which will allow schools to train and maintain teachers as 'armed marshals' on campuses.
Fri May 24, 2013
Dewhursta s call for a special session isna t really about the public good
For proof positive that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is running scared, look no further than his call for a special legislative session to pass bills on guns, abortion restrictions, school vouchers and other topics that would shore up his conservative credentials.
Dewhurst's Run to the Right Falls Short
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst listens to Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, during the Senate session on April 2, 2013.
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Capital Tonight: Special session all but guaranteed
With only three days left in the regular session, a key part of the overall budget deal has been rejected by the House, at least in its current form.
A Possible Deal on Testing, Charter School Bills
"We reached good policy. There is a high probability of it passing. It's not everything we wanted, but it is a lot of it.
Dewhurst Wants Special Session on Failed GOP Bills
With legislative adjournment looming on Monday, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he wants Gov.
Thu May 23, 2013
Dewhurst calls for quick special session on failed GOP measures
Angered by the demise of key bills considered priorities by conservatives, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst declared in an interview Thursday that Gov.
Wed May 22, 2013
Despite last-minute push by Dewhurst, campus-carry bill appears to die
In a week when negotiations over a state budget have blown up again and again, when political bickering between the House and Senate has reached pitched levels, Lt.
Marking end of an era, Houston Symphony Maestro's Wine Dinner is a sentimental affair
Houston Symphony music director Hans Graf exited his post in grand style Sunday night, ending his tenure as the symphony's longest-serving music director amid a stage full of admiring fans.
Texas House girds for major budget vote Wednesday
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he takes House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated budget deal will be passed.
Tue May 21, 2013
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News Ticker: May 21
David Dewhurst makes a last minute appeal, Art Acevedo loses his cool, and Juan Hinojosa jumps the shark.
Kermit Gosnell 2, abortionist Douglas Karpen faces similar investigation
Authorities in Houston, Texas are responding to calls for an investigation of Douglas Karpen, who is being considered the second Kermit Gosnell for killing babies born alive after abortion.
Sat May 18, 2013
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Budget deal reached
Top House and Senate negotiators agreed to a two-year budget for the state of Texas Friday that restores about $4 billion of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education made in 2011.
Fri May 17, 2013
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Latest Texas budget offer: $4B back to classrooms
Following a week of seesaw talks and rising tensions between Republicans and Democrats over allegedly broken deals, Lt.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Battle for Cupcakes Sales Faces a Looming Deadline at the Legislature
Having deja vu? Feel like we've been here before? Well, don't pinch yourself. Be calm.
Texas Lt. Gov. DemandsInvestigation of AbortionistAfter Video Expos
The lieutenant governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, demanded an investigation Wednesday of an abortionist whose employees claim he twisted the heads off of babies who were born alive during abortion procedures.
Wed May 15, 2013
Dewhurst Calls for Investigation of Abortion Provider
Harris County authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a Houston doctor accused Wednesday by an anti-abortion group of performing late-term abortions in 2011.
GOP Donor Releases Songs Opposing "Obamacare"
He's already a Houston physician, Republican campaign donor, radio talk show host and litigant in a federal lawsuit against the roll-out of "Obamacare." Now Dr.