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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.

In Dripping Springs, Parents Weigh In on Bathroom Debate

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. Hundreds attended a meeting to support or decry the decision.

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.

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

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. 

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. 

Ken Starr: “I have great confidence" in Art Briles (Video)

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Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Gary Johnson: I Would Pardon Edward Snowden

Gary Johnson, the 2016 Libertarian candidate for president, is interviewed by Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Gary Johnson, the 2016 Libertarian candidate for president, is interviewed by Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Amid a renewed debate over Edward Snowden, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Saturday he would pardon the whistleblower based on his knowledge of the case. 

Cruz Says He's Willing to Forgive Trump for Family Attacks

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the Texas delegation at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the Texas delegation at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

When Ted Cruz declined to endorse Donald Trump earlier this year at the Republican National Convention, one sticking point was the businessman's attacks on Cruz's family during the primaries. When Trump, now the GOP nominee, went after Cruz's dad and wife, Cruz said, he "abrogated" a GOP unity pledge all the candidates signed last year.

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Ken Starr: “I have great confidence" in Art Briles (Video)

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Ted Cruz Refuses to Say Trump is Fit for the Presidency (Video)

At the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he endorsed Donald Trump because the election is a binary choice between Hillary Clinton and Trump. This is the full video of Tribune CEO Evan Smith's interview with Cruz.

At the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he endorsed Donald Trump because the election is a binary choice between Hillary Clinton and Trump. This is the full video of Tribune CEO Evan Smith's interview with Cruz.

Travis County Sheriff Questions Likely Successor’s Immigration Policy

Jay Root, reporter for The Texas Tribune, moderated the “Immigration and the Cities” panel featuring Greg Hamilton and Lupe Valdez at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Jay Root, reporter for The Texas Tribune, moderated the “Immigration and the Cities” panel featuring Greg Hamilton and Lupe Valdez at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Outgoing Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said Saturday that his likely successor's promise to get U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement out of the county jail would be “dangerous.”

Starr: Sexual Assault at Baylor Not "an Endemic Problem"

Ken Starr, former chancellor and president of Baylor University, was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Ken Starr, former chancellor and president of Baylor University, was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Former Baylor University President Ken Starr pushed back Saturday against the notion that the school — or its athletic department — has systemic problems with its handling of sexual assault allegations.