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Will Texas Gov. Greg Abbott develop signature achievement during third term?

Greg Abbott’s tenure as Texas governor has been highlighted by crises.Since he took office in 2015, he’s had to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 winter storm that killed 246 …

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In Texas’ first post-Roe legislative session, there’s a new political power dynamic on abortion

For decades, the abortion battle lines in the Texas Legislature were as clearly drawn as they were deeply entrenched. Every two years, Republicans would try to find new and novel ways to outwit Roe …

Conroe brewery receives flood of threats, harassment after canceling Kyle Rittenhouse event

A Conroe brewery says it’s been inundated with harassment and some threats after announcing Friday that it would no longer allow a “rally against censorship” featuring Kyle Rittenhouse ...

Gov. Greg Abbott says in inauguration speech Legislature will prioritize budget surplus, schools and power grid

Gov. Greg Abbott, in his third inaugural address Tuesday, emphasized that the legislative session would be centered on the historic budget surplus, “parental rights” in schools and public …

Texas universities block access to TikTok on campus Wi-Fi networks

The University of Texas at Austin has blocked access to the video-sharing app TikTok on its Wi-Fi and wired networks in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent directive requiring all state …

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Nearly 9 in 10 trans youth say recent wave of anti-LGBTQ policies negatively affected their mental health, poll says

The recent explosion in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric across the country is dramatically affecting LGBTQ youth — especially transgender and nonbinary kids and young adults — according to a poll …

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