Ryan Poppe / TPR News

Close to a thousand abortion rights advocates packed the State Capitol Wednesday to fight State lawmakers' attempts to defund Planned Parenthood.



Ryan Poppe / TPR News

The Texas Senate has passed a proposed state budget, now it’s the House’s turn.  Beginning Thursday morning lawmakers will begin debating what the state should pay for over the next two years. Lawmakers may also try to slim in some items that have nothing to do with spending.




The House’s chief budget writer John Zerwas says the House version of the budget focuses heavily on the needs of Texas children.


President Donald Trump says a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government against civilians "crossed a lot of lines."


Trump said Wednesday that his attitude about Syria's President Bashar Assad and about Syria has "changed very much."


He repeated his accusations that the Obama administration issued a "blank threat" to the Assad government that using chemical weapons would result in consequences.



Bexar County

Bexar County is moving its magistrate judges and personnel to the five-story adult detention center annex that’s under construction next to the current jail.  Magistrate judges hear charges against people taken into custody and set bail.

Steve Short / Texas Public Radio

The driver of the pickup truck that crashed head-on with a church bus last week in Uvalde County, was released from a San Antonio hospital Tuesday.