Financial barriers and limited access to providers are keeping women at the state's community colleges from getting the effective contraceptives they prefer, according to a new report from the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas school districts hit hard by Hurricane Harvey may not have to worry as much about how well their students fare in this year's State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Wednesday at a meeting of the State Board of Education.
The Texas National Guard plans to send hundreds more in coming days after President Donald Trump called for stronger U.S. military protection there. The federal deployments come after Texas lawmakers in recent years agreed to spend more than $2 billion in state money on border protection.
As a national debate swirls after the mass shooting in Florida, students across the nation join National School Walkout Day. With most Texas students on spring break, some did their walkouts last week.
State Rep. Pat Fallon beat state Sen. Craig Estes for a seat in the Legislature's upper chamber, while state Sen. Bob Hall held off state Rep. Cindy Burkett. Meanwhile, Angela Paxton won Texas' most expensive state Senate primary.
One of the two women running in the Democratic primary to unseat state Sen. Konni Burton backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. The other backed Bernie Sanders. Remnants of that divide from two years ago can be found in their current match-up.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced a sweeping proposal aimed at better protecting people from human trafficking as well as tackling sexual misconduct allegations at the Texas Capitol and throughout state government.