The Texas Tribune More… took a look at a proposal to switch the University of Houston-Victoria campus to the Texas A&M University System. Similar to the situation prompting Angelo State University’s move from the Texas State umbrella to Texas Tech in 2007, community leaders in Victoria say the current host system
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The GOP-dominated Texas House spent Thursday afternoon and evening swatting aside Democratic opposition to pre-abortion sonogram legislation, approving House Bill 15 More… by state Rep. Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) and shooting down Democrat-proposed amendments on mainly party line votes. The debate lasted until past 10 p.m. Eastern time.
Several unsuccessful amendments proposed
The House Committee on State Affairs approved a pre-abortion sonogram bill with a quick 9-3 vote after hearing hours of witness testimony from individuals against abortion, pro-choice advocates and other interested parties.
The committee substitute to House Bill 15 by state Rep. Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) contains exceptions only in the More…
More…“Choose Life” license plates are back. Pre-abortion sonograms are an official state emergency. The 2011 Texas legislative session presents great opportunities for anti-abortion advocates and faith-based crisis pregnancy resource centers, to which the state directs millions of dollars per year.
Texas budget writers should prepare for modest economic growth in the next two years, state Comptroller Susan Combs cautioned in her official Biennial Revenue Estimate released today. Judging by the numbers, lawmakers are looking at a two-year budget shortfall at the high end of the $15 billion-$25 billion range that More…
State Rep. Todd Smith (R-Euless) has filed a bill More… that would require women seeking elective abortions to undergo obstetric ultrasounds right before the procedures are scheduled to be done. Smith’s bill is more detailed but aims for the same goal as legislation filed earlier by state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston)