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Lawmaker Trivia: How Well Do You Know the Texas House?

For five months, you've watched lawmakers spar, shout and run out the clock. But how well do you really know the members of the Texas House? Which lawmaker doubles as a DJ? Who named their daughter after a U.S. president? Take our quiz to find out. 

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Restrictions on Minors Seeking Abortions Head to Abbott

State Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, and state Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria, are shepherding legislation to tighten the requirements on "judicial bypass," abortions.
State Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, and state Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria, are shepherding legislation to tighten the requirements on "judicial bypass," abortions.

Far-reaching restrictions on when and how minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent can seek help from the courts are headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

Ethics Reform: A Guide to What's Still Alive

State Rep. Sarah Davis, R-Houston, on the House floor on May 4, 2013.
State Rep. Sarah Davis, R-Houston, on the House floor on May 4, 2013.

Now that the massive overhaul contained in Senate Bill 19 has gone on life support, a few targeted efforts to shine the light on conflicts of interest and enhance transparency remain. Here's a guide to what's moving and what's not.