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Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state’s clinics to stop providing abortions. The justices voted 5-4 to leave in effect a provision requiring doctors

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    Birdwell not happy with way budget is allocated

Birdwell not happy with way budget is allocated

The Texas state government is using the Rainy Day Fund instead of general revenue to cover expenses such as water and transportation, said State Sen. Brian Birdwell on Tuesday.

Birdwell spoke during a Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon on LaSalle Avenue. He said he is concerned with the way the state is handling its budget.

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Child Protective Services: not enough to go around

Texas Child Protective Services is sending investigators to help with backlogs of cases created by understaffing in offices in Austin and Midland-Odessa areas.

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    Homeless man jailed for Texas senator’s office fire

Homeless man jailed for Texas senator’s office fire

A homeless man accused of throwing a bag filled with six Molotov cocktails at state Sen. Wendy Davis’ office tried unsuccessfully to speak to her in the days leading up to the attack and talked of aliens after his arrest, investigators said Wednesday.

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Student Senate supports DREAM act

The Student Senate approved a controversial bill Thursday encouraging the Baylor administration to publicly advocate for providing certain classes of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

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Perry defends state fund to attract researchers, jobs

Gov. Rick Perry defended a state-run fund designed to attract high-tech researchers, businesses and jobs to Texas, saying last Thursday that the government should play a role in enticing key research talent to the state — even if it makes some people nervous.

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    Mountain lion attacks boy; Texas protestors decry wild animal shootings

Mountain lion attacks boy; Texas protestors decry wild animal shootings

Officials at Big Bend National Park in West Texas are looking for a mountain lion that attacked and injured a 6-year-old boy as he walked with three other people.

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Waco Health Dept. blows away BU’s vaccine price

Area college students now have a less expensive way to help prevent a deadly disease.

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    Justices stay lower court’s Texas electoral maps

Justices stay lower court’s Texas electoral maps

Texas’ March primary will likely be delayed after the Supreme Court on Friday blocked the use of state legislative and congressional district maps that were drawn by federal judges.

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    Texas voters approve 7 constitutional amendments

Texas voters approve 7 constitutional amendments

Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments Tuesday that will allow new cooperation between cities and counties, give the governor more power to issue pardons and borrow more money for student loans.

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