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Texas governor turns a mug shot into a moneymaker

Jane Nelson mug

Photo courtesy of Patrick Patey / Photo courtesy of Patrick Patey

State Rep. Lon Burnam gets roasted — and dumped on — for a Democratic cause.

Key parts of Texas abortion law overturned

More than a dozen additional clinics in the state faced closure until a federal judge ruled this afternoon that the new law creates an “impermissible obstacle” to women seeking an abortion.

State officials approve historical racing in Texas

Texas Racing Commissioners approved rule changes that could allow slot machine-like machines in racetracks across the state.

Abbott agrees to a second debate with Davis

Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott reverses course for a second time on the same day: First, he backed out of a second debate with Fort Worth’s Wendy Davis. Then he agreed to a new one.

Lawsuit filed to stop vote on historical racing in Texas

A Fort Worth Republican lawmaker wants a temporary restraining order to stop a controversial vote by the Texas Racing Commission.