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Texas lawmakers will meet Thursday to examine policies on how human fetal tissue can be used for scientific research. It will be the first hearing on the subject since a Harris County grand jury in January indicted two undercover videographers who circulated videos about how fetal tissue was procured at Planned Parenthood clinics. Comment?
Early vote totals in Texas House of Representatives primary races indicated mixed results for the two leading factions of the Republican Party, with most incumbents holding on strongly but a couple of establishment and anti-establishment representatives looking vulnerable. The most high-profile incumbent, House Speaker Joe Straus , R-San Antonio, won re-election relatively easily. Comment?
Bongs, abortion and illegal immigration are just three of the issues surfacing in one of the hottest Texas House races, which is playing out as a case study of how the far-right faction of the state Republican party seeks to oust members it deems too moderate. incumbent Byron Cook , 61, a Corsicana rancher and businessman, against Thomas McNutt, a 25-year-old business owner and graduate of Texas A&M. Comment?
A Collin County judge has denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton 's requests to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of financial fraud. Paxton's attorneys had filed six motions arguing on various grounds why state District Judge George Gallagher should dismiss three indictments handed down by a grand jury earlier this year. Comment?
The Kilgore College football team will face the East Central Community College Warriors in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Dec. 5. The game will be a top-20 national matchup with KC ranked 20th in the NJCAA poll and ECCC ranked 15th. The Rangers defeated the Navarro Bulldogs, 42-28, to claim the SWJCFC championship on Nov. 7 in Corsicana. Comment?
After the game, head coach J.J. Eckert gave the game ball to the Kilgore College defense because it held the No. 1-seed high-powered Trinity Valley Cardinal offense scoreless in the first three quarters, resulting in a dramatic 24-21 overtime victory for the Rangers Oct. 31 at Bruce Field. Comment?
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has teed up a fight over union dues for the next legislative session, incidentally bringing it up as the primary season starts. That's probably not something state Rep. Byron Cook wanted to hear: Legislation on this subject died in the Corsicana Republican's committee earlier this year, a legislative fatality almost certain to be raised during Cook's coming primary election campaign. Comment?
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