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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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Texas Legislature
3:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mid-afternoon report: Amendments to HB2 voted down

Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) was among several lawmakers who took center stage during Tuesday's activity.
Filipa Rodrigues KUT

Several amendments were proposed, but none approved, as the Texas House of representatives continues its proceedings regarding House Bill 2, the measure that would overhaul the state's abortion rules.

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Texas Legislature
10:29 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Live video: Texas House of Representatives

Texas House of Representatives

You can watch a live video feed from the Texas House of Representatives here.

Texas Legislature
9:38 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Laubenberg ready for spotlight again

Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker)
Texas House of Representatives

KERA's Shelley Kofler spoke with Collin County Republican Jodie Laubenberg about the abortion meaure that will once again go before the Texas House of Representatives.

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Texas Government
2:02 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Perry won't seek re-election, won't rule out 2016 prez bid

Gov. Rick Perry
NPR

In San Antonio, Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he won't seek re-election as Texas governor. Perry also did not rule out another run at the presidency in 2016.

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Northeast Texas Weather
2:19 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Slideshow from May 21 storm

Outside KETR's Studios
Cooper Welch 88.9 KETR

Over an inch and a half of rain fell on Commerce Tuesday during the storms that crossed Northeast Texas. Here are a few pictures from outside the KETR studios.

Texas News
10:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

President declares emergency for Texas

FEMA logo

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Texas to supplement state and local response efforts following the explosions in West.

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4:35 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Bomb threat at College Station under investigation

A "code maroon" was issued at 12:42pm today for the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, after an apparent threat was made on the Kyle Field facility.
This site is intended for emergency use only for Texas A&M University. If an emergency should occur, this site will be used to communicate important information to the public.
State News
3:09 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Texas Secretary of State Resigns

Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, Texas' 107th Secretary of State

Esperanza "Hope" Andrade sumitted her resignation to Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday, effective Friday the 23rd.

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