AUSTIN — The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation’s second-largest state.
Republican and Democratic primaries were held Tuesday for Texas governor and state congressional positions, as well as for U.S. congressional seats. Of 125,080 registered voters in McLennan County, 1.95 percent showed up to vote in the Democratic primaries, and 8.99 percent for the Republican primaries. Now the results are in.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans picked the state’s attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party’s nomination Tuesday night during the nation’s first statewide primary.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans decided who was more conservative while Democrats sought to galvanize new voters as Texas held a first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday that could push the state farther right, even as the left looks to stake new claims.
A federal judge decided Texas’ same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled in favor of two homosexual couples seeking marital recognition from the state of Texas.
The defendants in the case included Gov. Rick Perry and State Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Students are getting off the couch and teaming up to walk across Texas the week following spring break.
These students are signing up for the Walk Across Texas challenge, an eight-week program designed to help Texas become more regularly active. The challenge takes place from March 24 through May 16.
The last day to vote early in Republican and Democratic primaries for the Texas state and national congressional elections is Friday. The official primary election will be Tuesday.
Though the next Texas Legislative session isn’t due for another year, the issue of higher education value continues to buzz on campuses around the state.
Baylor alumnus Ken Paxton is running to fill the office of attorney general for Texas, which is currently held by Greg Abbott, attorney general, a top contender in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers made several narcotics, weapons and traffic related arrests Wednesday during the department’s high intensity traffic enforcement day, said trooper D. I. Wilson, a public information officer for DPS.