Posts Tagged ‘legislature’
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Texas’ Abortion Law Stands (For Now)

Kristian Lin
Late-breaking news, and it’s not good for Texas women who need health care: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas’ anti-abortion law can take effect tomorrow while a lawsuit challenging it...


Chicken Fried Steak Day Hasn’t Caught On Yet

Jeff Prince
The Texas Legislature designated Oct. 26 as Chicken Fried Steak Day, but it’s a holiday that hasn’t exactly been embraced by the grease-grubbing public yet. As soon as I heard the big news, I hightailed it to The St...



Rabblerouser Roundup

A: Roads and Property
Static
      Terri Hall, whose Texans United for Reform and Freedom helped lead the fight against the Trans-Texas Corridor a few years back, has never been a fan of Gov. Rick Perry, godfather to Texas toll roads. Not surprisingly, ...


Fiddling, Burning

Politicians are mugging while Texas’ future goes up in flames.
DAVE McNEELY
The lobbyist walked out of the capitol, disgustedly shaking his head. “It’s the worst session I’ve ever seen,” said the lobbyist, a former legislator of more than a decade. “Everybody over there’s scared to death.



You’re in the Gummint Now

An open letter to freshman legislators.
DAVE MCNEELY
Dear freshman Texas legislators: Welcome, you 37 new state representatives and two new senators who’ve never been through a session of the Texas Legislature. You’re in for 140 of the most exciting and exhausting days of you...


Not for the Faint of Heart

Lock up the whiskey: Redistricting is upon us.
DAVE McNEELY
If redistricting weren’t so serious, it would be funny. As Forrest Gump’s momma says about life in the 1994 movie, “It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”



Fort Worth Air Tests Bogus; Insider Talks

Jeff Prince
Barking about oil and gas industry tactics has become a large part of Fort Worth Weekly‘s investigative repertoire.  We keep hammering away because not many others will. But a couple of news outlets released interesting ...