Miller on transgender ban: Military no place for "social experimentation"

Sid Miller, who was elected agriculture commissioner in November 2014, is shown at Day 3 of the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7, 2014.
Sid Miller, who was elected agriculture commissioner in November 2014, is shown at Day 3 of the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7, 2014.

A tweet by President Donald Trump asserting that transgender people would no longer be able to serve in the U.S. military garnered the support of at least one Texas official: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

Texas House approves bill requiring more reporting on abortion complications

State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, debates an amendment to House Bill 13 on July 27, 2017, as Rep. Tom Oliverson, R-Cypress, looks on. The bill would refine reporting requirements for abortion providers. 
<p>State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, debates an amendment to House Bill 13 on July 27, 2017, as Rep. Tom Oliverson, R-Cypress, looks on. The bill would refine reporting requirements for abortion providers.&nbsp;</p>

The Texas House has given early approval to a bill that would require physicians and health care facilities to report more details on abortions complications to the state — and would fine those that do not comply.

Radio made Dan Patrick powerful in Texas. And it's helping him stay that way.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's voice has largely left the airwaves of KSEV-700 AM. But he still owns&nbsp;the radio station that launched his political profile, and it's helping him maintain power.
<p>Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's voice has largely left the airwaves of KSEV-700 AM. But he still owns&nbsp;the radio station that launched his political profile, and it's helping him maintain power.</p>

As a political outsider, radio launched Dan Patrick's career. But now that he's mostly off the airwaves and in the lieutenant governor's seat, Patrick's station continues to push his conservative agenda.

Texas Senate approves anti-abortion bill in overnight vote

State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on March 27, 2017. &nbsp;The committee is consider several bills related to long-term care facilities including S.B. 1130 by Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa and others. &nbsp;
<p>State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on March 27, 2017. &nbsp;The committee is consider several bills related to long-term care facilities including S.B. 1130 by Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa and others. &nbsp;</p>

The Senate has approved a measure that prohibits local and state government agencies from contracting with abortion providers and their affiliates.