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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 26, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Fatal I-35W crash: Did TxDot ignore previous federal safety recommendations? Pileup has eerie similarities to deadly prison bus accident 7 years ago Who could forget the videos of the horrific...

Judge dismisses disciplinary case against Texas AG's deputy

Sep. 20, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has thrown out a lawsuit that the state bar brought seeking to discipline the top deputy to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over the Republican's failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud. A similar case against Paxton...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 18, 2002. Editorial: Texas’ energy future is at risk Legislators must protect wind, boost natural gas Those of us who saw the power go out during the winter storm in 2021, or who worried through rolling blackouts in the...

Texas judge blocks investigations of trans youth families

Sep. 16, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

A Texas judge on Friday expanded her order blocking the state from investigating families of transgender youth who have received gender- affirming medical care. Judge Amy Clark Meachum issued a temporary injunction preventing the state from investigating members of the LGBTQ advocacy...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 05, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 4, 2022. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas GOP tried to keep Libertarians off the ballot The conservative Texas Supreme Court defended democracy. Voters deserve better options on the ballot, but if the past two...

Texas governor pushes back on raising gun age after Uvalde

Aug. 31, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday pushed back on calls by Uvalde families for new gun control measures in Texas, saying that raising the minimum age to purchase weapons like the one used in the Robb Elementary School massacre would be “unconstitutional." ...

Supreme Court climate ruling could impact nuclear waste case

Aug. 29, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on climate change could have implications for a range of other issues, including a case involving nuclear waste storage and a proposal requiring companies to disclose how climate risk affects their businesses, advocates across the political...

Federal judge strikes down Texas handgun age restriction

Aug. 26, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down one of Texas' few remaining firearm restrictions, finding a law that barred adults under the age of 21 from carrying a handgun was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth on Thursday ruled that the state law...

Ex-South Texas mayor acquitted of election fraud conspiracy

Aug. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former South Texas mayor was acquitted Thursday of organized election fraud and illegal voting after an eight-day trial. A Hidalgo County jury deliberated for about six hours Thursday before finding former Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina not guilty of the...

Three more GOP-led states enact abortion 'trigger laws'

Aug. 25, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three more Republican-led states banned almost all abortions this week as yet another slate of laws severely limiting the procedure took effect following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. To date, 13 states have passed so-called...