African-American Monument Being Installed at Texas Capitol

Sculptor Ed Dwight talked with workers who were installing the Texas African-American History Memorial Monument at the Texas Capitol on Sept. 27, 2016.
Sculptor Ed Dwight talked with workers who were installing the Texas African-American History Memorial Monument at the Texas Capitol on Sept. 27, 2016.

After more than two decades of effort by lawmakers to install a monument at the Capitol celebrating African-Americans, the main components of a bronze and granite memorial were quietly lowered onto the south lawn on Tuesday.

The Brief: Dripping Springs Parents Debate Bathroom Access

Jaime Coble, who has three children currently enrolled in the Dripping Springs Independent School District, at a Dripping Springs Independent School Board meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016. Coble and her husband are against the policy allowing a transgender third-grade student at Walnut Springs Elementary to use the girls' bathroom in accordance with her gender identity.
Jaime Coble, who has three children currently enrolled in the Dripping Springs Independent School District, at a Dripping Springs Independent School Board meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016. Coble and her husband are against the policy allowing a transgender third-grade student at Walnut Springs Elementary to use the girls' bathroom in accordance with her gender identity.

Parents and children at Walnut Springs Elementary School in Dripping Springs debated at a board meeting Monday night the school’s decision to allow a transgender student, born a boy, to use the girls’ bathroom.

Texas Veterans Vetting Options for Next Commander-in-Chief

Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.

The state's 1.7 million veterans are largely split on their choice for the next commander-in-chief. While some say they favor Republican Donald Trump’s boldness, others see promise in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s steadiness.

In Dripping Springs, Parents Weigh In on Bathroom Debate

The Dripping Springs Independent School District Board held a public hearing regarding the policy allowing for a transgender third-grade student at Walnut Springs Elementary to use the girls' bathroom in accordance with her gender identity on Monday, September 26, 2016.
The Dripping Springs Independent School District Board held a public hearing regarding the policy allowing for a transgender third-grade student at Walnut Springs Elementary to use the girls' bathroom in accordance with her gender identity on Monday, September 26, 2016.

Walnut Springs Elementary School's decision to allow a transgender student, born a boy, to use girls' bathrooms sparked contentious debate during a Monday night meeting of the Dripping Springs School Board.

Paxton Blasts Clean Power Plan Ahead of High-Profile Legal Arguments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to media after keynoting a June 2015 event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to media after keynoting a June 2015 event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is helping to lead a 28-state effort to strike down the Clean Power Plan, President Obama's landmark effort to to fight climate change. 

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