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Texas Lawmakers Probe Issue of Free Speech on College Campuses

The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs heard testimony from university officials, students, and the public this week on the topic of free speech and concerns over dwindling First Amendment rights on college campuses which often impact conservatives.

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Texas Governor Signs Law Reducing Handgun Carry License Fees

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Friday that reduces the financial burden for those who have a license to carry a handgun in the Lone Star State. The legislation applies to those obtaining or renewing licenses.

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VIDEO: Texas AG Advances Human Trafficking Awareness

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the Texas Attorney General is fighting the problem by educating people about the roles they can play in helping to spot and report the modern day slavery.

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‘Sermon Safeguard’ Bill Pre-filed to Protect Religious Liberty of Texas Clergy

Two Texas state senators have pre-filed a bill which is intended to protect the religious liberty and First Amendment freedoms of clergy in the Lone Star State. Pastors have been under attack in Texas and their sermons sought to be compelled during litigation by a government unit. The pastors were in a fight over a transgender bathroom ordinance at the time they were subpoened.

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Religious Liberty Under Assault, Texas Senate Holds Hearings

The First Amendment and religious liberty has been under assault in Texas, and the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee held a hearing and took testimony to begin to look at potential solutions to propose during the 2017 legislative session.

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Texas Judge Makes Waco Police Detective Grand Jury Foreman

A McLennan County judge named a Waco police detective to serve as foreman over a newly-selected grand jury in Waco. The detective and this grand jury could end up presiding over the Twin Peaks biker cases.

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Texas Senate Bill Protects Pastors from Overbearing Government

Pastors and their sermons have moved one step closer to protection under Texas law. State Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) received unanimous approval for Senate Bill 2048, a bill necessitated by the actions of Mayor Annise Parker when she issued subpoenas to