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Thursday, April 25th, 2013

College ‘campus carry’ bill locked,
but not loaded, in committee

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, said he is "disappointed and frustrated" that Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire, D-Houston, has not scheduled a hearing for his bill to allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry firearms in college campus buildings.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

More kids go to court for classroom misbehavior

Misbehave in a Texas classroom and, chances are, you won’t find yourself scrawling rote across a blackboard after eighth period. Instead, the criminal justice system is increasingly the destination for mischief-makers — some as young as 6...

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Electoral power is about voting, not population

You can make political districts the same size, but you can’t make them politically equal.