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Lupe Valdez, a Democrat, kicks off gubernatorial bid in Dallas

Lupe Valdez, a Democrat, kicks off gubernatorial bid in Dallas

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune January 7, 2018 DALLAS — Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County Sheriff, formally launched her Democratic bid for governor on Sunday, touting a campaign aimed at representing all Texans and listing a broad range of topics she plans to address as election season gets underway. “Together, we need to

Rick Perry Ties Fossil Fuel Use to Sexual Assault Prevention

By Claire Allbright, The Texas Tribune November 2, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said Thursday fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault because the “lights are on.” His comments came during an event hosted by NBC News and Axios in Washington, D.C., where Perry was to lay out the administration’s upcoming energy policy

Anti-Cyberbullying Activists Wanted a Texas Law With “Teeth.” They May Have Gotten One.

By Kirby Wilson, The Texas Tribune Just months after her son David took his own life, Maurine Molak began to organize. She and her husband, Matt, who live in San Antonio, founded David’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to cyberbullying victim advocacy. Maurine said they met with lawmakers, law enforcement officials, district attorneys, school administrators,

Texas Bathroom Bill Appears to Be All But Dead in Special Session

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune August 11, 2017 Despite it serving, in part, as the reason lawmakers are back in Austin for legislative overtime, the Texas Legislature could very well gavel out next week without passing a “bathroom bill.” With just days left in the 30-day special legislative session, controversial proposals to regulate bathroom

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