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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said this week, “Eight, as you know, is not a good number for a multi-member court.”

Ryan E. Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an order to all state agencies, requesting they not use emergency leave and severance packages for state employees intending to leave the job.  Non-profits focused on state ethics codes say the Legislature should also be doing more to fix the problem and investigate agencies for alleged abuse.

Ryan Poppe

Parents of transgender children argue they are being left out of the conversation when it comes to the state’s fight against public school district changes in bathroom ordinances.   A Tuesday rally followed a request for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal opinion on whether these school districts are violating state law.

Ryan E. Poppe

It’s been a year since Memorial Day weekend flood waters barreled down the Blanco River near Wimberley, sweeping away homes and killing 12 people.

One year later, Wimberley residents are now better prepared for a major flood, but like shell-shocked soldiers, they still struggle with what happened.

Wimberley homeowner Mack Stringfellow will never forget what he heard from his bedroom window, as the fast moving waters pushed aside the concrete and steel beams of the Fisher Store Bridge, sweeping it down stream. 

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit against President Barack Obama’s policy that says all school districts must allow students to use the bathroom of the gender they most identify with.   The lawsuit is in response to a small North Texas school district vowing to fight the president’s transgender policy.

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