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Freshman State Sen. Don Huffines says he would like Dallas’ longstanding LGBT ordinance rescinded or changed.

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A panel of top House Republicans has endorsed Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady to chair the influential Ways and Means committee.

Texas Activists Want Action on Immigration Issues

Nov 3, 2015
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While pro-immigrant activists pressure law enforcement authorities to take a gentler approach toward undocumented offenders in county jails, some conservatives are taking aim at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over his decision not to act immediately to stop them.

Jacqueline Mermea / The Texas Tribune

North Texas school districts have a pretty big stake in Tuesday's election -- there are several bond proposals for voters to consider. Voters will also decide whether to amend the Texas Constitution -- there are seven proposed amendments ranging from taxes to highways.  


It doesn't have the glitz and glamour of a midterm or presidential election, but this election still has some weighty issues on the ballot. Along with seven state constitutional amendments, some North Texas school districts also have bond proposals for voters to consider. 


Seven propositions to amend the Texas Constitution are on the ballot this election. Proposition 7 would increase funding for roads by about $2.5 billion.

Jacqueline Mermea / The Texas Tribune

It’s not as flashy as midterm or presidential elections, but early voting has begun for another kind of election. On Nov. 3, Texas voters will consider whether to add another seven amendments to the state constitution.


For more than a decade, Dallas residents have been waiting for a park along the Trinity River. The nonprofit Trinity Trust is doling $1 million of private money to plan it. But not everybody’s happy about that.


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It’s been the better part of a year since Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead stepped down. Now, the city is about to hire a new top cop, and the job won’t likely prove easy.

More than half of about 1,200 bills state lawmakers passed in 2015 become law September 1. Among them: One law allows doctors to be paid for seeing students in the state’s Medicaid program at school over a sophisticated form of video chat.