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For Rep.-Elect Molly White, Abortion Changed Everything

Nov 25, 2014

That we know of RT @eramshaw: She’s almost certainly the 1st #txlege member to keep rubber fetuses in her Escalade: texastribune.org/2014/11/25/rep…

Nov 25, 2014

Incoming TX lawmaker who had 2 abortions she deeply regrets says birth control pills are “pushed on women like candy” texastribune.org/2014/11/25/rep…

Nov 25, 2014

Nice @neenareports profile of Texas state rep.-elect Molly White, a woman for whom "abortion changed everything": texastribune.org/2014/11/25/rep…

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Last Contested Vote for Texas House Speaker Was in 1975

texastribune.org — The Texas House of Representatives appears poised to hold its first contested vote for House Speaker in 40 years. Supporters of both Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio and challenger Scott Turner of Frisco are vowing to force House members to take a record vote on Jan.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @amanbatheja: How the 2015 Texas Speakers Race will be like the 1975 Texas Speakers Race #txlege h/t @TexasLRL texastribune.org/2014/11/25/las…

Nov 25, 2014

Texas House Speaker's race poised for first floor vote since 1975: trib.it/1zV6xN6 via @amanbatheja

Nov 25, 2014

How the 2015 Texas Speakers Race will be like the 1975 Texas Speakers Race #txlege h/t @TexasLRL texastribune.org/2014/11/25/las…

Nov 25, 2014

Texas House prepping for first contested Speaker Race ballot in 40 years #txlege texastribune.org/2014/11/25/las…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @TexasTribune: It's been 40 years since the last record vote for speaker of the Texas House trib.it/1zV6xN6 via @amanbatheja pic.twitter.com/XK0GVLmZac

Ship Channel Shows a State Vulnerable to Climate Affects

texastribune.org — The booming activity in the Houston Ship Channel may be the best evidence of Texas' economic success. But it also demonstrates the state's vulnerability to climate change, with the prospect of stronger storms and rising seas threatening severe damage to the stability of Texas, the United States and the world.

Abbott: Immigration Lawsuit Could Come in Two Weeks

texastribune.org — A state lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive order shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation could come from Texas in the next two weeks, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said during a Monday press conference. "Most everyone agrees that the immigration system in America is broken," Abbott said.

Odds Favor Kolkhorst in Race for Hegar's Seat

texastribune.org — Less than a month after Election Day, some Texans are already heading back to the polls to fill the state Senate seat given up by Glenn Hegar after he was elected Comptroller of Public Accounts. Though Hegar did not officially resign the District 18 seat until Nov.

The Brief: Abbott Hints at Another Obama Lawsuit

texastribune.org — Gov.-elect Greg Abbott indicated on Monday that Texas could soon file suit over the Obama administration's executive order intended to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of immediate deportation. Action could happen in the next couple of weeks.
Nov 25, 2014

I don’t think Bill Miller can finish a sentence without the word “baby” in it: texastribune.org/2014/11/25/bri… #txlege

El Paso Plant’s Old Smokestacks Have Avid Fans

texastribune.org — Robert Ardovino grew up within four miles of El Paso's smokestacks - remnants of the copper smelter run by ASARCO. "I experienced everything that was wrong with that company," Ardovino said of ASARCO, which in 2009 settled one of the largest environmental bankruptcies in U.S.

Still at Abbott's Side, Hodge Readies for a New Role

texastribune.org — Any other choice would have shocked Capitol observers. Hodge has spent his entire career at Abbott's side, rising rapidly through the ranks at the attorney general's office that Abbott is vacating. Little known outside the halls of Texas government, Hodge, 36, has become one of its more powerful behind-the-scenes figures.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @eramshaw: Great @reevehamilton profile of @gregabbott_tx's right-hand man, the influential (and young) Daniel Hodge trib.it/1FbEmMJ #txlege

Nov 24, 2014

RT @eramshaw: Great @reevehamilton profile of @gregabbott_tx's right-hand man, the influential (and young) Daniel Hodge trib.it/1FbEmMJ #txlege

Nov 24, 2014

Great @reevehamilton profile of @gregabbott_tx's right-hand man, the influential (and young) Daniel Hodge trib.it/1FbEmMJ #txlege

Nov 23, 2014

Diff headline if this were a @texasmonthly story. Dan the Man? Hodge Podge? Probably woulda gone w Priceless Daniel texastribune.org/2014/11/23/sti…

Disappearing Rio Grande

riogrande.texastribune.org — A labyrinth of canyons, cliffs and caves surrounds the confluence of the Pecos, Devils and Rio Grande rivers. It is a sprawling mess of natural subdivisions providing protection from the cold wind and scorching sun with springs that run year-round scattered throughout. For more than 10,000 years, this protection has allowed people to survive in the inhospitable desert.

Analysis: Election Season Headed for Overtime

texastribune.org — The Texas Legislature will start the 2015 session with a handful of empty chairs and unfinished elections. State Senator Glenn Hegar, a Republican, was elected state comptroller of public accounts, and Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio resigned after President Obama appointed him to be secretary of housing and urban development.
Nov 24, 2014

Election season is heading into overtime, people. Lots of moves on this #txlege chessboard. trib.it/11meSxj

Inside Texas Politics: A Consequential Governor

texastribune.org — On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, talk turns to Gov. Rick Perry's legacy, the continuing border surge, the speaker's race in the state House, President Obama's immigration proclamation, and more.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @TexasTribune: This week on @wfaachannel8's Inside Texas Politics w/ @JasonWhitely, @BudKennedy & @byjayroot: Perry, Straus, border http…