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Oil and Gas Lobbyist Claims Texas Drone Law Meant to Deter ‘Bad Journalists’

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A recording of a prominent Texas energy lobbyist’s recent speech to insiders provides an unvarnished look at what Big Oil considers its biggest accomplishments from the 2017 legislative session.
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Committee Approves New Sexual Harassment Policy for Texas House

The new policy is the first major change the state has made amid a national wave of sexual harassment allegations that have toppled powerful men in politics, entertainment and media.

A Texas House committee unanimously adopted a policy Friday aimed at increasing protection for sexual harassment victims, requiring new training for lawmakers, ...Read More

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Klick Bait: Texas Medical Marijuana Facility Honors Conservative Lawmaker with Pot Strain

Representative Stephanie Klick was honored for her work on legalizing medical marijuana for certain patients with epilepsy. But she voted against expanding the legislation for other conditions this session.

On Tuesday night, inside a bland aluminum building in far South Austin, a few dozen people took turns poking their heads into the Honorable Representative Steph...Read More

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James O’Keefe Talks ‘Real News’ in Dallas After Failing to Plant Fake News at The Washington Post

Even as consistent failures have discredited O’Keefe's organization, his deceptively edited videos are being used by federal prosecutors to try to convict Inauguration Day protesters.

In his first public appearance since the Washington Post busted his organization trying to plant a false news story about embattled Alabama U.S. Senate candidat...Read More

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Another Strikeout for Mexican-American Studies in Texas

After another proposed textbook bites the dust, some are questioning the State Board of Education’s commitment to Mexican-American Studies.

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is no stranger to controversy. Its usual scandals involve questionable things the board or its members have done: plac...Read More

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