X-Ray Technologist Donna Fehl, prepares to scan a patient on a mobile mammogram machine at a clinic in Port Arthur, Texas, Monday, November 11, 2013.
X-Ray Technologist Donna Fehl, prepares to scan a patient on a mobile mammogram machine at a clinic in Port Arthur, Texas, Monday, November 11, 2013.

In Women's Health Fight, Cancer Care Could Be Collateral Damage

GOP lawmakers, in their running effort to put Planned Parenthood clinics out of business, are considering changing how funding is distributed through a cancer screening program for poor, uninsured women. But private health clinics unaffiliated with Planned Parenthood say they'd take a huge hit, too.  

 
Rally for Immigration Reform walked up Congress Ave. towards the Texas Capitol on February 22nd, 2013
Rally for Immigration Reform walked up Congress Ave. towards the Texas Capitol on February 22nd, 2013

Lawmaker Wants to Know Immigration Impact

For all the legislative debate about border security and immigration, it's been nine years since anyone comprehensively studied the economic impact of undocumented Texans. A border lawmaker wants to fill that information vacuum.

Lawmaker Wants to Know Immigration Impact

Rally for Immigration Reform walked up Congress Ave. towards the Texas Capitol on February 22nd, 2013
Rally for Immigration Reform walked up Congress Ave. towards the Texas Capitol on February 22nd, 2013

For all the legislative debate about border security and immigration, it's been nine years since anyone comprehensively studied the economic impact of undocumented Texans. A border lawmaker wants to fill that information vacuum.

 

Race "Wide Open" As Texas Republicans Weigh New Party Chairman

Four declared candidates are vying to replace Texas GOP chairman Steve Munisteri (clockwise from top left): Dallas County GOP chairman Wade Emmert, Texas GOP treasurer Tom Mechler, Republican National Committeeman Robin Armstrong and Jared Woodfill, former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party.
Four declared candidates are vying to replace Texas GOP chairman Steve Munisteri (clockwise from top left): Dallas County GOP chairman Wade Emmert, Texas GOP treasurer Tom Mechler, Republican National Committeeman Robin Armstrong and Jared Woodfill, former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party.

No clear front-runner has emerged days before the State Republican Executive Committee meets to vote to replace Texas GOP chairman Steve Munisteri. 

State Accuses Obama Administration of Misleading Judge

A cheerful Gov. Greg Abbott predicts that any challenge to Judge Andrew S. Hanen's recent amnesty ruling will be rejected on appeal at a Texas Capitol press conference on Feb. 18, 2015.
A cheerful Gov. Greg Abbott predicts that any challenge to Judge Andrew S. Hanen's recent amnesty ruling will be rejected on appeal at a Texas Capitol press conference on Feb. 18, 2015.

Attorneys for the state of Texas say the Obama administration started granting work permits to undocumented immigrants before it said it would, and misled a federal judge about it. They're demanding more details.

 

Hurd Defies the Odds. Can He Last?

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Will Hurd of San Antonio explains his plans as a Congressman-elect from Texas during TTEvents on Dec. 18, 2014
Will Hurd of San Antonio explains his plans as a Congressman-elect from Texas during TTEvents on Dec. 18, 2014

Congressional Republicans have never been able to retain a black lawmaker in a true swing district for more than a couple of terms. Could Texas' Will Hurd change that?