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Monday, June 12th, 2017

San Antonio, El Paso voters choose new mayors

Voters in San Antonio ousted incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor on Saturday and elected Ron Nirenberg. In El Paso, former Republican state Rep. Dee Margo will take the helm of the state's largest border city.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump’s firing of Comey

The two senators from Texas said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was within the bounds of his authority to fire now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana bill likely won’t reach House floor

House Bill 2107 would expand the “Compassionate Use Act” and allow the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions, such as terminal cancer or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Senate passes bill to eliminate most vehicle safety inspections

The Texas Senate on Thursday gave its blessing to a bill that would eliminate the state’s vehicle safety inspection requirement for most vehicles.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Texas teachers have mixed opinions on bid Isaac’s bill to reduce state tests

The House Public Education Committee heard a bill that would pare back the number of required standardized tests, in line with the wave of legislation limiting high-stakes testing in public schools.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Feral hog poison in Texas on hold — for now

The company behind the only EPA-approved pesticide for feral hogs has withdrawn its request for registration in Texas. But that doesn’t mean the battle over the warfarin based poison’s safety is finished.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Trump administration doesn’t view Austin as ‘sanctuary’ city, mayor says

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he was reassured by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that neither his city nor Travis County are considered “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Texas House lawmakers approve bill requiring more study for hog poison

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s push to use a warfarin-based poison to kill feral hogs in the state has a long list of opponents that now includes more than two-thirds of the Legislature where Miller once served.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Wittliff Collections to open Sandra Cisneros archive with symposium

Texas State University will host a scholarly symposium on the works and career of Sandra Cisneros on Saturday, April 29 at The Wittliff Collections.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Hays County to appoint citizens committee on electronic voting equipment

The Hays County Elections Commission is assembling a citizens committee to make recommendations on a new electronic voting system to replace aging equipment in use for more than a decade.

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