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April 21, 2024
Freedom of Speech Challenge: SCOTUS Denies Racy Drag Shows At Texas A&M: Students Outraged

After a prolonged legal dispute between students who wished to organize drag shows on their campus and the President of West Texas A&M University, Walter Wendler, the U.S. Supreme Court put the final nail in the coffin by ruling that the school's President has the authority to cancel the event. Last month on Friday, March […]

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February 9, 2024
Texas Attorney General Targets Five Cities Over Marijuana Policies

In an assertive legal maneuver, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton took aim at five Texas cities: Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin, and Denton, over their marijuana decriminalization efforts. Citing concerns over what he perceives as policies of amnesty and non-prosecution for marijuana possession and distribution, Paxton initiated a lawsuit against these municipalities. His objective is […]

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October 5, 2023
Can Social Media Breach Protective Orders in Texas?

Protective orders such as no-contact and restraining orders are prevalent in the realms of criminal and family law. They often stem from allegations of domestic violence. Understanding these orders is crucial for those affected. Veteran criminal defense attorney Joann Musick explains, "A no-contact order is usually a condition of a criminal bond and if violated the […]

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July 8, 2022
Slow-Moving Texas General Land Office Rips Off Slow Houston

The City of Houston says the Texas General Land Office has stripped the city of $52 million in post-Harvey funds. The GLO says Houston missed almost all of the benchmarks for the Hurricane Harvey recovery program it was supposed to administer. GLO says the funds stripped from the city will be returned to state control, […]

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August 28, 2013
College Campuses to Allow Texans to Experience Harsh Realities of DWI

Simulated jail cell tours college campuses to allow Texans to experience harsh realities of DWI AUSTIN — Drinking and driving is a year-round problem that gets worse in the summer. As part of a national effort to save lives and crack down on impaired driving, the Texas Department of Transportation announces its “Drink. Drive. Go […]

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November 14, 2012
A Closer Look at Social Services in Austin, Texas

Webster`s Dictionary defines a social service as: an activity designated to promote social well-being; specifically: organized philanthropic assistance (as of the disable or disadvantaged) ". A more concise meaning can be found in the Encyclopedia: Any of various professional activates or methods concerned with providing social services (such as investigatory and treatment services or material […]

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August 22, 2012
Texas Conference for Women Free Teleclass

Calling all entrepreneurs! Join us for a free teleclass August 28 at 12 pm CST with our speaker, entrepreneur Monica Mehta. We know you don’t have time to dawdle on decision-making. You’ve got a lot of rapid-fire assumptions to make, and you want to find out how right – or wrong- you were as soon […]

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August 15, 2012
Red Tide Hits Galveston Beach: Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Ashore

"Hundreds of thousands of dead fish are covering beaches from Galveston all the way to Freeport. It`s a mess, to say the least. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say the fish -- identified as shad -- are dying due to a lack of oxygen levels in the water. This type of fish is particularly […]

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July 25, 2012
Houston Ground Zero Zombie Apocolypse: Man Bites Child

"A Houston-area man has been accused of grabbing an 11-year-old boy and biting him on the face. Records show 70-year-old Abdus Sattar of Spring has been charged with injury to a child in the July 14 incident. Authorities say the boy told investigators he was riding his go-kart when a man flagged him down. A […]

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