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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed the Texas delegation on  on July 19, 2016, Day 2 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed the Texas delegation on on July 19, 2016, Day 2 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The Brief: Paul Ryan Will Visit San Antonio to Stump for Will Hurd

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan will be coming to San Antonio in mid-October to help U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, win his hotly contested seat against Pete Gallego — a rematch of their close 2014 contest.

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.

The Brief: Dripping Springs Parents Debate Bathroom Access

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.

Health care providers, reproductive rights activists and anti-abortion groups attended a hearing on a proposed state rule that would require the cremation or burial of fetal remains.
Health care providers, reproductive rights activists and anti-abortion groups attended a hearing on a proposed state rule that would require the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

The Brief: Texas Won't Budge on Fetus Burial Rule

Texas won’t budge on a proposed rule that requires the cremation or burial of fetal remains — even in instances of miscarriages — overruling objections from the medical community, reproductive rights advocates and funeral directors.

Screenshot from Department of Public Safety dash cam video shows Sandra Bland as she exits her car after DPS officer Brian Encinia has drawn his taser on July 10, 2015.
Screenshot from Department of Public Safety dash cam video shows Sandra Bland as she exits her car after DPS officer Brian Encinia has drawn his taser on July 10, 2015.

The Brief: Sandra Bland's Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit

The family of Sandra Bland has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million and the promise of “several changes” to jail procedures, the family’s lawyer said Thursday.