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Texas Government
4:16 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Law will enable drivers to show insurance on phones

"Hold on officer, it's downloading."
NPR

In a month and a half, drivers on Texas roads won’t have to dig through their glove compartments for their insurance cards when they are pulled over by police officers. They can just turn to their cell phones. 

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Texas Water
10:21 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Whooping Crane case could affect Texas water supplies

The deaths of the cranes in South Texas led to a case that has earned national attention.
NPR

As drought conditions and dry forecasts persist across Texas, lawyers will argue a case in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that could have major implications for water supplies in the state — and for natural resource planning nationally.

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Texas Health
3:17 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Texas hospital lifts ban on non-specialists delivering babies

Rural medical facilities have sometimes struggled with specialist-only policies.
KUT

The Wise Regional Health System will no longer require doctors at its hospitals to have a three-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology before letting them deliver babies, a shift that will give privileges back to certain family physicians practicing in the area.  

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Texas Legislature
1:07 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Perry signs abortion bill into law

Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands with State. Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, one of the sponsors of House Bill 2.
Veronica Zaragovia

With a few dozen protesters chanting outside and a Capitol auditorium full of supporters on hand, Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 2 — the omnibus abortion legislation — into law Thursday morning.

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Texas Legislature
12:43 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Lawmakers again trying to award medal to Audie Murphy

Audie Murphy
wikimedia commons

The Texas House plans to consider a resolution Thursday afternoon urging Gov. Rick Perry to posthumously award a Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy, an iconic World War II hero.

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Texas Education
12:01 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Texas A&M Univ. President Loftin to resign

Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin
tamu.edu

Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin will step down from his position in January, he notified university leaders on Friday.

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Texas Legislature
9:43 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Abortion bill goes before Senate this afternoon

KUT

The abortion fight that has engulfed the Texas Capitol this summer appears headed toward a dramatic conclusion today.

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State Legislature
5:30 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Campus construction bill clears committee, awaits Perry

Construction and renovation has been in full swing recently at Texas A&M University-Commerce
lionathletics.com

Texas legislators are moving forward with efforts to pass a bill that could help colleges and universities across Texas move forward with construction and improvement projects.

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Texas Legislature
5:18 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Senate approves transportation, corrections bills

Texas Senate

The Texas Senate has approved key special session measures on transportation and sentencing for 17-year-old capital murderers.

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Texas Legislature
5:38 am
Wed July 10, 2013

House gives preliminary OK to abortion restrictions

NPR

The Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday night voted 98-49 to tentatively approve the abortion regulations in House Bill 2.

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