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Texas GOP's voting restriction bill passes House

A GOP-led voting bill cleared the Texas House early Friday morning, following hours of debate that began the day before. Daily Record file photo

Texas GOP’s voting restriction bill passes House

AUSTIN, (AP) — Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a coalition of state and federal officials calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure in history.

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State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, flanked by his Republican colleagues, answered questions regarding Senate Bill 7 on May 6, 2021. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after final House passage

As opposition to Texas Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions continues to intensify, state lawmakers’ deliberati

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Two gun rights activists argue with a state trooper who will not allow them to enter an overflow room due to COVID-related restrictions at the Capitol on April 29, 2021. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Permitless carry of a handgun in Texas nearly law, after Senate OKs bill

The Republican-led effort to allow Texans to carry handguns without any kind of license cleared what is likely its biggest remaining hurdle in the Capitol on Wednesday, when the Texas Senate moved

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A nurse demonstrates to a student how to self-administer a COVID-19 test at a testing location at the University of Texas at Austin. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

COVID-19 variant cases are on the rise in Texas. Here’s what you need to know.

Last winter, health experts worried about COVID-19 variants spreading quickly across the state, further overwhelming already crammed intensive care units.

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Above, San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson, Goodblend Texas President Marcus Ruark and Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra break ground on a new  state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation, production and retail facility for Goodblend Texas during a ceremony Monday. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter. Below, am artist rendering of Goodblend Texas' San Marcos facility. Photo courtesy of Goodblend Texas

Goodblend Texas breaks ground on new medicinal cannabis facility in San Marcos

San Marcos will soon have a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation, production and retail facility. 

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