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Proposal: Require Heart Screenings for Student Athletes

Cody Stephens, a Crosby High School football player, died in 2012 of sudden cardiac arrest.
Cody Stephens, a Crosby High School football player, died in 2012 of sudden cardiac arrest.

Joined by the father of a Texas high school student who died of sudden cardiac arrest, three state lawmakers on Wednesday proposed requiring heart screenings for high school athletes.

McRaven Letter Takes Aim at Campus Carry

Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.
Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.

Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday.

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick Take Oath of Office

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht swears in Greg Abbott as the 48th governor of Texas.
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht swears in Greg Abbott as the 48th governor of Texas.

In a moment he called "highly improbable," Greg Abbott officially became the 48th governor of Texas in a ceremony on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. His wife, Cecilia Abbott, became the first Latina first lady of Texas.