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Texas A&M University's first openly gay student body president is set to take office next month, marking a milestone for the largest public university in the state. 

Rob Crow

A bill aimed granting more defendants release from jail without paying bail would require judges to use a risk assessment system before making bail decisions — and to make those decisions within 48 hours of an arrest.

The Texas Tribune

Friday, The Texas Tribune launches a series of events focusing on the major policy debates of the 85th Texas Legislature — and what they mean for Dallas and its surrounding communities.

Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Ramping up its fight over the rights of transgender people, Texas is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government over a regulation prohibiting discrimination against transgender individuals in some health programs. 

Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune

Donald Trump has tapped half a dozen well-known Texans — including the state's former governor — to advise him on agriculture policy in his campaign for the White House.

Illustration by Cheryl Gerber/Todd Wiseman

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. 

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

The legal battle to defend Texas' 2013 abortion restrictions — which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional on Monday — cost Texas taxpayers more than $1 million, according to records obtained by The Texas Tribune.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Jun 23, 2016
Stella M. Chavez / KERA News

A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Todd Wiseman / Mark Fischer / The Texas Tribune

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program by a 4-3 vote.

Today’s schoolchildren favor socialism over the free market. Common Core educational standards — banned in Texas — have crept into the classroom. And Texas schools should “teach the knowledge and skills that made the United States the leader of the world,” including cursive, phonics and multiplication tables.

Cooper Neill/The Texas Tribune

For the more than 200 homeless people that until recently lived under a highway overpass in Dallas’ "Tent City," the nylon roofs over their heads were a relatively safe haven from the streets, the closest they could come to a permanent home.

Photo illustration by Todd Wiseman / Jason Unbound / The Texas Tribune

Updated to include statements from the governor, attorney general: The Texas Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while asserting it could be better. 

Graphic by Todd Wiseman/The Texas Tribune

The Obama administration has agreed to temporarily keep some federal Medicaid money flowing into Texas to help hospitals treat uninsured patients, a relief to health care providers that feared losing the funds over state leaders' refusal to provide health insurance to low-income adults.

Julian Aguilar / Texas Tribune

Even as a federal appeals court prepares to review the constitutionality of Texas’ controversial voter ID law, the law will remain in effect, the U.S. Supreme Court said in an order Friday.

Robert Hart / The Texas Tribune

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is planning a "major announcement" Wednesday afternoon amid speculation that he is zeroing in on a running mate.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera/The Texas Tribune

In his most aggressive terms yet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick excoriated Texas universities for raising their tuition in recent years, suggesting that the Texas Senate will try to limit tuition growth when it reconvenes next year. 

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

A large number of Texans — mostly middle class — fall into a "justice gap" where they aren't poor enough to receive free legal aid provided to indigents but can't afford basic legal services on their own, according to Nathan Hecht, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Removal

Nov 23, 2015
Tamir Kalifa / The Texas Tribune

Planned Parenthood’s Texas affiliates on Monday filed a federal lawsuit to keep state health officials from booting them from the state’s Medicaid program.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas would refuse Syrian refugees after a terrorist attack in Paris killed more than 120 people.

Callie Richmond

In the wake of the hanging death of Sandra Bland and other recent suicides, the state agency that oversees jails is issuing a new inmate intake form so jailers will ask more specific, direct questions when booking people.

Cooper Neill / The Texas Tribune

The city of Denton is now free of the state’s legal crosshairs. 

The Texas General Land Office has dropped its lawsuit against the North Texas city’s obliterated ban on hydraulic fracturing and moratorium on new gas drilling, officially resolving all litigation over the local vote, which made international headlines.

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Expected to formally plead not guilty to three felony charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to appear in court Thursday for the first time since his booking earlier this month.

Cruz And Cornyn Clash On Senate Floor

Jul 27, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

When John Cornyn was installed as U.S. Senate majority whip in January, he was optimistic that his party's takeover of the chamber would translate into harmony between the establishment wing of the GOP that he represents and the Tea Party wing that includes his junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

A state appeals court on Friday ruled against one of two counts in the indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry

Gage Skidmore / The Texas Tribune

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is still coming to Texas on Thursday, his campaign said, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.

DPS: Sandra Bland Video Wasn't Doctored

Jul 22, 2015
Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety has rebuffed suggestions that the dashboard camera video of a young African American woman who later died in police custody was doctored. 

The Texas Tribune

After years of experimenting with its groundbreaking autonomous vehicle technology almost exclusively in California, Google confirmed Monday that it has begun testing one of its self-driving vehicles in Austin.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday turned one of his highest legislative priorities into law, signing a bill aimed at improving early education in Texas.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott's predecessor — a soon-to-be presidential candidate named Rick Perry — would call it the no-manual test.

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