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State Senator César Blanco, D-El Paso, announced his candidacy for re-election to the Texas Senate for District 29 on Friday. “I am running for re-election to the Texas Senate because El Paso and West Texas need a fighter who can deliver results,” Blanco said in a statement. “When I ran two years ago, I vowed …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fw73g_CvO0 Oakland News Now – Texas’ new law targets abortion pills – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. An international group that sends abortion pills to women says demand in Texas …

October 26, 2021 1:02 PM EDT Greg Abbott signs redistribution and anti-trans bills into Texas law Texas Governor Greg Abbott started the week signing several high-profile bills. Austin, Texas – Texas Governor Greg Abbott started the week signing several high-profile bills. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put his signature on several GOP priority bills on Monday, …

TEXAS – Delta-8 THC is considered a chemical cousin to the main intoxicating ingredient in marijuana, and as its popularity has skyrocketed, states have considered its legality. What would you like to know States grapple with the legality of a popular chemical compound called delta-8 Delta-8 has recently gained in popularity and is often marketed …

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB / KRBC) – A businessman from Abilene has been appointed to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Darrin Black was one of three Texas men appointed to the board of directors by Governor Greg Abbott with a term set to expire in September 2027. The other two named are Thomas “Tommy” …

Austin, Texas, 20 October 2021 – State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) has announced that he will not seek re-election in Senate District (SD) 31 in 2022, leaving the seat open for a new member from West Texas or of the Panhandle. “After careful consideration and with the assurance of my family, including my noisy new …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential Texas news. Amarillo State Senator Kel Seliger, a Republican who has often faced Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and who was known to be a deciding vote for his party, will not stand for re-election. “After careful consideration …

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Law enforcement officers from across central Texas, including police officers from Austin, ran alongside Special Olympics athletes to the Texas Capitol on Tuesday morning for their annual Special Olympics run Texas Torch Run. Police officers and Special Olympics athletes gathered in the Austin American-Statesman’s parking lot at 9 a.m., where they began …

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Alarmed and at the same time energized by a Texas law that bans most abortions, abortion rights advocates in the General Assembly are targeting what people on both sides of the contentious issue see as the last restriction on access to abortion in Illinois. What would you like to know Illinois …

The First Amendment protects us from an overambitious government that dictates what we can say and where. But last month, Texas ignored First Amendment limits in government when Gov. Greg Abbott enacted Bill 20. Presented as a conservative anti-bias law by its supporters, the unconstitutional law is anything but conservative because it allows the government …