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Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.
Texas lawmakers move closer to banning texting while driving
Design sketches for Route 66 neon signs rescued, preserved
Gladewater adds its first female firefighter
The Longview News-journal reports Allie McDonald is the first woman to be hired by the Gladewater Fire Department since it was founded in 1952. She started working for the department as a full-time firefighter in April.
Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Tornadoes touched down in three Plains states on Thursday during nasty spring storms featuring ominous cloud formations but there were no reports of major damage, serious injuries or deaths.
Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dog fights during hazing parties in a program that fostered sexual violence.
Abbott: Don’t fear ‘sanctuary city’ ban
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sought to dispel fears that the state's new ban on so-called sanctuary cities will contribute to racial profiling, saying Tuesday that Hispanics shouldn't be afraid police will stop them and ask for proof of their legal residency unless they're "suspected of having committed some serious crime."
Senate attaches voucher plan to school bill
The Texas Senate voted early Monday to attach a modest voucher plan to a sweeping, bipartisan school finance bill that already cleared the House — potentially dooming an effort to pump an extra $1.6 billion into classrooms and begin overhauling the troubled way the state pays for public education.
Texas testing Trump administration over abortion providers
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is asking the federal government to reverse course and fund a state-run women's health program that excludes Planned Parenthood, an apparent test of the Trump administration over abortion policy.