A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin.
A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin.

New Texas Health Executive Will Oversee Abstinence, Abortion Programs

The state health commission has begun advertising for someone to fill a new executive job overseeing “women’s education services” —  including abstinence education and counseling on alternatives to abortion. The position could pay six figures.

 
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware

Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid to Stop Federal Internet Transition

Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body.

Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid to Stop Federal Internet Transition

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware

Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body.

 

New in Trib+Edu: Teaching Elections in a Tough Year

In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: A divisive political climate complicates efforts to teach about the elections, an Alabama school requires a background check before having lunch with a child and an interview with Anthony Brown and Louis Harrison of the University of Texas at Austin.

New in TribTalk: The Next Abortion Battlefront

A sign outside the Whole Woman's Health clinic in northeast Austin on June 27, 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down potions of HB 2 restricting access to abortion providers in Texas.
A sign outside the Whole Woman's Health clinic in northeast Austin on June 27, 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down potions of HB 2 restricting access to abortion providers in Texas.

While HB 2 is gone, one of the harshest barriers to abortion access for Texans — the Hyde Amendment — remains, write Amanda Williams and Laila Khalili of the Lilith Fund.

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