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Border Corruption Back in Focus After Guilty Plea

texastribune.org — MCALLEN - For a region trying to salvage its reputation after being labeled a hotbed of public corruption, the news in Hidalgo County this week wasn't good. Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe "Lupe" Treviño, a nine-year veteran of the office and a fixture of the region's Democratic Party, pleaded guilty to federal charges of money laundering on Monday.
RT @brandigrissom: Great story by @nachoaguilar: Border corruption back in focus after guilty plea. trib.it/1lbDWLW #txborder http:/…
RT @brandigrissom: Great story by @nachoaguilar: Border corruption back in focus after guilty plea. trib.it/1lbDWLW #txborder http:/…
Texas Democrats on defensive after guilty plea in border corruption case: trib.it/1lbDWLW via @TexasTribune and @nachoaguilar
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Abortion Doctors Sue Hospital Over Revoked Privileges

texastribune.org — In a lawsuit filed Thursday, two Texas abortion doctors allege a Dallas-area hospital revoked their admitting privileges shortly after it became the target of anti-abortion protesters.
RT @TexasTribune: Dallas abortion doctors sue hospital over revoked admitting privileges, @becca_aa writes: trib.it/1hPP95R #txlege
RT @becca_aa: Judge immediately granted doctors' request for temporary reinstatement of admitting privileges, hearing set Apr 30 http://t.c…
RT @TexasTribune: MT @becca_aa: Judge grants doctors' request for temporary reinstatement of admitting privileges, hearing set 4/30 http://…
RT @TexasTribune: Dallas abortion doctors sue hospital over revoked admitting privileges, @becca_aa writes: trib.it/1hPP95R #txlege
RT @TexasTribune: Dallas abortion doctors sue hospital over revoked admitting privileges, @becca_aa writes: trib.it/1hPP95R #txlege

DPS Suspends Use of New Handgun Over "Concerns"

texastribune.org — The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed Wednesday that it has stopped using its newest service firearm after "concerns" were reported by state trooper recruits who were the first to use the new Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm handgun.
RT @OmarVillafranca: New S&W? Wow MT @eramshaw: DPS stops using newest firearm after “concerns” reported by state trooper recruits http://t…
New S&W? Wow MT @eramshaw: DPS stops using newest firearm after “concerns” reported by state trooper recruits trib.it/1hKY60h
DPS stops using its newest firearm after “concerns” were reported by state trooper recruits trib.it/1hKY60h via @tlangford #txlege
RT @marknyt: Texas State troopers suspend use of new handguns; gun apparently has some issues trib.it/1hKY60h
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Texas Seizes Polygamist Group's Ranch in West Texas

texastribune.org — Seven years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch this week outside Eldorado, bringing to a close a bizarre chapter involving fundamentalist Mormons whose leaders were eventually convicted for their participation in marriages to teen girls.

Transparency Committee Proceeds Cautiously as Emotions Rise

texastribune.org — On Wednesday morning, state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, found two fliers slipped under the door of his Capitol office calling for the resignation of embattled University Texas System Regent Wallace Hall. In large red letters, the fliers, which were also distributed to other lawmakers and posted around the University of Texas at Austin campus, declared, "We can't let one man destroy UT-Austin."
Committee investigating UT regent proceeds cautiously as emotions rise trib.it/1eTFpTe via @reevehamilton pic.twitter.com/oGJ80WP2it
.@davidsimpsontx on the Wallace Hall impeachment investigation: “This whole thing has just been a show.” trib.it/1eTFpTe #txlege
Transparency Committee Proceeds Cautiously as Emotions Rise trib.it/1eTFpTe via @TexasTribune

At Debate, Patrick's Immigration Tone Seems to Soften

texastribune.org — Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro traded verbal punches during a televised debate on immigration Tuesday night, but even those tough blows appeared to be a softer version of Patrick's previous immigration comments.

Keeping the Lights On in Texas

texastribune.org — Please join us for a light lunch and panel discussion on the future of Texas' electric grid, including efforts to bolster reliability through demand response and other efficiency tools. Moderated by Tribune reporter Jim Malewitz.
RT @EDFtx @Jmalewitz moderates panel on electric reliability in #Texas. ow.ly/vGNZt EDF's Marita Mirzatuny backs #demandresponse

Judge Denies Relief for El Paso Abortion Clinic

texastribune.org — A federal judge on Wednesday denied an El Paso abortion clinic temporary relief from a new state requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion facility.

Video: A Conversation With U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio

texastribune.org — On 4/15 I talked about immigration, health care, Congressional gridlock, 2016 and more with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, at an event in San Antonio co-presented by several of that city's chambers of commerce.

PAC to Shut Down After Name Draws Furor

texastribune.org — A Texas political action committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC will be just a memory by Thursday, according to the Republican political consultant who is the boss of the man who started it. Houston consultant Allen Blakemore confirmed Wednesday evening that his firm's bookkeeper, Shaun Nowacki, started the PAC, which is a reference to a song from the 2008 film Step Brothers .
RT @WayneSlater: So "Boats 'N Hoes PAC" by GOPers with past ties to Abbott is being dissolved? We hardly knew ye trib.it/1jLD7ty via…
RT @WayneSlater: So "Boats 'N Hoes PAC" by GOPers with past ties to Abbott is being dissolved? We hardly knew ye trib.it/1jLD7ty via…
So "Boats 'N Hoes PAC" by GOPers with past ties to Abbott is being dissolved? We hardly knew ye trib.it/1jLD7ty via @TexasTribune
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