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Friday, March 8th, 2013

Bill would restrict use of cell phone records by police

Seeking to regulate the use of cell phone records in investigations by law enforcement, Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would force police and prosecutors to get a warrant before obtaining such records.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Straus re-elected speaker by acclamation

After the last of his challengers dropped out Tuesday, San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was elected to a third term as speaker of the Texas House. State Rep. Jason Isaac was among those who delivered a nominating...

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Straus overwhelmingly chosen House speaker

The Texas House formally re-elected San Antonio Republican Speaker Joe Straus. In a 132-15 record vote, members chose to stick with the moderate, "will-of-the-House" speaker as opposed to overthrowing him with someone more conservative. Two lawmakers, including...

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