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1:29 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

For San Antonio Police, A Sanctuary Cities Bill Equals A Public Safety Headache

The term “sanctuary city” took root in 2010 when the State of Arizona passed a law prohibiting local police departments from having policies that said officers would not check a person’s immigration status. Cities with those policies were accused of giving sanction to residents in the country illegally.

 

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New Braunfels Can Ban
4:47 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

New Rules Facing New Braunfels Tubers

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By the time it's put into practice, even a basic city ordinance can become complex and confusing.

Texas Public Radio’s Eileen Pace reports such is the case with the New Braunfels “Can Ban” that prohibits tubers from taking disposable containers onto the water, which is now in the hands of the state’s 3rd Court of Appeals.

Ted Cruz
3:44 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Ted Cruz Criticizes 'Net Neutrality' In Austin

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On Friday U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the Capital Factory, a startup business incubator in Austin, to make a speech opposing net neutrality, calling it “Obamacare for the Internet.” Last week President Obama called for more regulation of Internet service providers to prevent them from providing preferential access to some companies. Cruz argued that regulating the Internet will still end up favoring large companies with armies of lobbyists.

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Health
12:03 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Texas Launches Health Site For Low-Income Women

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Today Texas lawmakers unveiled a new website designed to connect women with health services around the state. Lawmakers say that in the past, accessing these programs wasn’t easy.


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Election 2014
4:41 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Abbott, GOP Sweep Texas Statewide Elections

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Texas attorney general Greg Abbott will be the next governor of Texas, ushering in a new wave of Republican leadership across the state. Abbott won yesterday’s election by a margin of 20 percentage points over Democratic candidate Wendy Davis.


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