TEXAS VIEW: Lawmakers threaten 50 years of compromise by seeking to erode Roe v....

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Given all the effort lawmakers in Texas and other red states are pouring into making abortion illegal, you’d never know that the procedure, legal...

TEXAS VIEW: Lawmakers’ response to flood of gun deaths? Make it easier to own...

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“April is the cruelest month,” the poet has written. True enough in an existential sense, and yet this year we are inclined to differ....

TEXAS VIEW: ERCOT shouldn’t be exempt from laws of open government

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been described as a corporation, a nonprofit, a grid operator and a traffic cop. Now, with the...

TEXAS VIEW: Governor, where is the evidence at Freeman?

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Gov. Greg Abbott owes the public either an explanation or an apology about the serious and unfounded allegations of child abuse he made last...

TEXAS VIEW: So now a governor who disagrees with lawmakers can defund them?

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No doubt tempers were running high. Republicans were furious that Democrats killed a controversial voting restrictions bill by walking out of the Capitol in...

TEXAS VIEW: Legislature tries to impede voters’ access to ballot box

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The Texas Legislature appears ready to pass legislation that would severely restrict public access to the ballot box. Gov. Greg Abbott supports the measures...

TEXAS VIEW: Fireworks fly over change in plans for Abilene holiday show

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We had an early fireworks show this year. Last Thursday, reaction was set off by news that the WesTex Connect show planned for July 3...

TEXAS VIEW: Texas wisely ends its policy of barring clergy from execution chamber

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After two years of barring all spiritual advisers from the state's execution chamber, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has wisely reversed course. On...

TEXAS VIEW: Failure to lead: The 2021 Texas Legislature in a nutshell

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If there were any legislative session when Texas lawmakers eschewed politics for serious policy, when class clowns got serious about life-or-death issues, when personal...

TEXAS VIEW: Nothing cheesy about this

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In front of all the cameras last Friday morning, local and state officials smiled and said, “Cheese!” While we like cheese on our burgers and...