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Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the all-male Waskom City Council means the city along the Louisiana…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Texas governor signs controversial ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community. Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies

About 1,000 people arrive in Texas each day, drawn by jobs, newly built homes and other opportunities. But in a state where prolonged drought is a regular occurrence, officials are struggling to ensure they can sate everyone’s thirst. Water experts are trying to determine how…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 3, 2019

New Mexico city issues cease-and-desist order for private border wall

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) – A border suburb of El Paso, Texas, has issued a cease-and-desist order against construction of a privately funded border barrier. A spokesman for Sunland Park, New Mexico, said Tuesday that the barrier being erected by We Build The Wall Inc.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley resigns

Embattled Secretary of State David Whitley — whose office wrongly challenged the citizenship of thousands of Texas voters — resigned Monday. In his resignation letter, Whitley made no mention of the botched voter purge, which ultimately led all 12 senate Democrats to block his confirmation…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Texas Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Texas would become the 25th state in the U.S. to remove the threat of being jailed as a punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives on Monday. The legislation, which would punish people caught with…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Texas Agrees to Pay Voter Purge Plaintiffs $450,000

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley’s push to purge nearly 100,000 registered voters from the state’s rolls is over. Friday afternoon, a coalition of voting rights groups announced they’d reached a $450,000 settlement with the state. The groups sued Whitley earlier this year over his…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 29, 2019

Texas Agrees to Pay Voter Purge Plaintiffs $450,000

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley’s push to purge nearly 100,000 registered voters from the state’s rolls is over. Friday afternoon, a coalition of voting rights groups announced they’d reached a $450,000 settlement with the state. The groups sued Whitley earlier this year over his…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 29, 2019

Texas bill aimed at criminalizing abortion no longer moving forward

It’s the type of punishment a proposed Texas House bill would have allowed if a woman has an abortion.  House Bill 896 would have criminalized abortion, allowing prosecutors to charge the women with homicide, but it is no longer moving forward. The committee hearing the…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 12, 2019

Texas Senate backs ‘born alive’ abortion bill

The Texas Senate gave initial approval Monday to a bill requiring doctors who perform abortions to treat a baby born alive during the procedure — an extremely rare event, the measure’s Republican author said, but one consistent with promoting a “culture of life” in Texas.…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 11, 2019

We’ve never seen anything like this’: As Trump threatens to close border, migrants overwhelm Texas cities

Under a bridge connecting the U.S. with Mexico, dozens of migrant families cram into a makeshift camp set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The families are there because permanent processing facilities have run out of room. Seven hundred miles east, busload after busload of…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 1, 2019

Trump-related school assignment stirs anger, death threats to Houston-area school district

A Goose Creek CISD teacher’s apparent classroom mishap put her on the receiving end of threatening calls, including death threats, district officials said. The teacher, who was not identified, gave her 7th grade students an assignment where they read 10 student-written essays and determined what…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 29, 2019

Texas Senate seeks to tap billions from rainy day fund

Aiming to cover lingering expenses related to Hurricane Harvey and add additional safety measures at schools, state senators on Wednesday approved spending more than $4 billion from the state rainy day fund as part of a stop-gap spending measure. The supplemental budget measure plugs holes…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Texas GOP races to shore up the suburbs for 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans barely escaped a colossal defeat last year. Now the party is scrambling to avoid a repeat in 2020. Facing a rapidly changing voter base, anti-Trump fervor and a more motivated Democratic Party, the state GOP is moving earlier than ever…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 4, 2019

GOP nightmare as Alabama’s Roy Moore signals he might run again

Roy Moore, a conservative lightning rod who cost the Republican Party a Senate seat in deep-red Alabama, is signaling fresh interest in mounting another campaign in 2020, sparking alarm on the right that Democratic Sen. Doug Jones could be gifted another unlikely victory. Moore, 72,…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, February 28, 2019

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