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House Bill 2223

House Bill 2223

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For too long, developmental education has been a well-intentioned, but failed investment

Students lobby at capitol

Students lobby at capitol

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

AUSTIN, Texas – Students joined Houston Community College trustees in lobbying for the college at the Texas State Capitol. Fourteen HCC students traveled to Austin for Community College Day on Tuesday, Feb 7 when students from community colleges across the state swarmed the capitol grounds....

Are picking Bluebonnets legal?

Are picking Bluebonnets legal?

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Community

For years now, Texans have told tourists and each other that “It’s illegal to pick bluebonnets!” With the state flower blossoming across Texas, it’s time to re-examine that. That belief itself is completely false; it’s an urban legend. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there’s no...

GOP sinking ship

GOP sinking ship

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

April 3, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

I truly believe this presidential election has the potential to implode the Grand Old Party. House Speaker Paul Ryan got it right in a rousing speech to the House interns and members of the media earlier this week, when he bemoaned the state of the party and of American politics in general. “All ...

Are you armed?

Are you armed?

Thomas Hopkins, Staff Writer

February 27, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

There’s been much ado and confusion regarding the new law legalizing the open carrying of handguns, and the new law legalizing the concealed carry of guns on college campuses. Unless someone is breaking the law, you will never see someone other than a law enforcement officer openly carrying a firearm...

Texas is #1 in uninsured

Texas is #1 in uninsured

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2016


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Everything's bigger in Texas, including the number of uninsured. We like to think we are number one in everything. Texas is the number one state in the country in the number of uninsured individuals. Thanks to the Republican State Legislature failing to expand Medicaid for two legislative sessions...

Panel talks local control, pensions

Panel talks local control, pensions

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Texas Tribune hosted a panel discussion with State Senators Paul Bettencourt and Sylvia Garcia on Tuesday. The ‘Houston & The Legislature: What’s Next?’ event was hosted at the George R. Brown convention center downtown. The CEO and Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune Evan Smith modera...

‘Campus carry’ not the problem

‘Campus carry’ not the problem

Thomas Hopkins, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

On every campus across the state of Texas there are professors, administrators and students who have been watching the status of House Bill 937, or the “campus carry” bill. For some, it means the ability to legally and efficiently defend their person at a place they spend a great deal of their time.

Legal duo says Cruz eligible to seek presidency

Legal duo says Cruz eligible to seek presidency

Philip Elliot, Associated Press

March 13, 2015


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HUDSON, N.H. — Canadian-born Ted Cruz is getting some bipartisan help to shut down a potential "birther" problem before his expected presidential campaign. Two lawyers who have represented presidents from both parties at the Supreme Court say they think the Republican senator from Texas is legally...

White House race revs up

White House race revs up

Will Weissert, The Associated Press

February 26, 2015


Filed under Community

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas doesn't open the voting in presidential campaigns like Iowa and New Hampshire do, but the 2016 Republican race already feels well underway in America's largest conservative state. Much earlier than usual, potential candidates, operatives and donors are maneuvering for advantage...

Going Green?

Going Green?

Alyssa Foley, Editor In Chief

January 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

On Dec. 15, State Rep. Joseph “Joe” Moody, D-El Paso filed House Bill 507 which, if passed, would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Texas. The bill would make possession of an ounce or less a civil—not a criminal—offense with a penalty of no more than $100. Offenders would be brought to court by a citation rather than by arrest, and they would not receive a criminal record. The bill’s author, Rep. Moody noted that, “It’s not going to legalize anything. It changes the way we sanction for small amounts of Marijuana.”

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press

December 14, 2014


Filed under News

AUSTIN, Texas  — Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expa...

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