Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a rally in Austin on Aug. 23, 2016.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a rally in Austin on Aug. 23, 2016.

Analysis: Why the Texas GOP Isn’t Hitting the Panic Button Over Trump

For all of the talk about how Trump might hurt the chances for other Republicans on the ballot, Texas conservatives don’t seem all that worried. It’s because they’re on safe political ground. Even if there’s an earthquake coming, most are so well protected from competition that Trump poses no threat.

 
UT-Austin junior Rosie Zander displays a dildo as part of the Cocks Not Glocks protest of Texas' campus carry law on Aug. 23, 2016.
UT-Austin junior Rosie Zander displays a dildo as part of the Cocks Not Glocks protest of Texas' campus carry law on Aug. 23, 2016.

Show Us What Campus Carry Looks Like at Your College

The Texas Tribune wants to see what your college campus looks like now that campus carry is legal in Texas. Are there any visible changes? Or is it business as usual?

Show Us What Campus Carry Looks Like at Your College

UT-Austin junior Rosie Zander displays a dildo as part of the Cocks Not Glocks protest of Texas' campus carry law on Aug. 23, 2016.
UT-Austin junior Rosie Zander displays a dildo as part of the Cocks Not Glocks protest of Texas' campus carry law on Aug. 23, 2016.

The Texas Tribune wants to see what your college campus looks like now that campus carry is legal in Texas. Are there any visible changes? Or is it business as usual?

 

Judge Denies UT-Austin Professors' Attempt to Block Campus Carry

Pascale Bos, an associate professor at UT Austin, walks over desks after pinning up a "Books not bullets" sign at a peace and wellness workshop organized by Gun-Free UT and held in a UT Austin classroom on Aug. 1, 2016, the day Texas' "campus carry" law went into effect and the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on the UT campus.
Pascale Bos, an associate professor at UT Austin, walks over desks after pinning up a "Books not bullets" sign at a peace and wellness workshop organized by Gun-Free UT and held in a UT Austin classroom on Aug. 1, 2016, the day Texas' "campus carry" law went into effect and the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on the UT campus.

A federal judge has denied three University of Texas at Austin professors’ initial attempt to keep guns out of their classrooms under the state’s campus carry law.

UT-Austin Students Snatch Up Free Dildos for Gun Protest

UT-Austin organizers pass out dildos to students for the Cocks Not Glocks movement in protest of newly enacted campus carry law on August 23, 2016.
UT-Austin organizers pass out dildos to students for the Cocks Not Glocks movement in protest of newly enacted campus carry law on August 23, 2016.

Cocks Not Glocks, a UT-Austin group formed in response to legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, passed out thousands of multicolored sex toys Tuesday evening in preparation for a Wednesday protest rally.

EPA: North Texas Quakes Likely Linked to Oil and Gas Drilling

Kaylen Holmesly, a 7th grade resident of Azle, Texas, testifies before the Texas Railroad Commission and voiced her concern about an increased number of earthquakes around Eagle Mountain Lake on January 21st, 2014.
Kaylen Holmesly, a 7th grade resident of Azle, Texas, testifies before the Texas Railroad Commission and voiced her concern about an increased number of earthquakes around Eagle Mountain Lake on January 21st, 2014.

Federal regulators believe “there is a significant possibility” that a recent surge in North Texas earthquakes is linked to oil and gas activity, even if state regulators won’t say so.

 

Fort Worth-Based Federal Judge Blocks Obama Transgender Guidelines

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during a press conference announcing a lawsuit filed against the federal government over rules for transgender bathrooms in public schools.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during a press conference announcing a lawsuit filed against the federal government over rules for transgender bathrooms in public schools.

A federal judge in Fort Worth has blocked Obama administration guidelines directing the nation’s public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and other facilities that align with their gender identity.