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Waller County and AG’s Office Go Head-to-Head Over Open Carry In Court Offices

Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a lawsuit against Waller County over signs that ban firearms posted in its multipurpose county courthouse in Hempstead. The suit centers on an exemption in the state’s open carry law that prohibits firearms “on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court.” In a […]

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A Closer Look at Two Battles in Court Over Transgender Rights

Posted on · Last week (Aug. 22, 2016), U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas ruled the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education exceeded their authority when they applied Title IX’s ban on gender discrimination in public schools to policies regarding transgender students’ use of facilities, like locker rooms and bathrooms. The federal agencies had concluded — and offered guidance […]

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A Closer Look at the Ken Paxton Idictment

Posted on · The New York Times reports a grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on multiple felony charges. According to The Times, the attorney general is facing three counts of securities fraud, including failure to register with the state securities board. The charges are set to be unveiled as early as today, the same day […]

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Paxton Indictment and Houston’s Financial Struggles: Monday’s Show (Aug. 3, 2015)

Posted on · The New York Times reports a grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on multiple felony charges. According to The Times, the attorney general is facing three counts of securities fraud, including failure to register with the state securities board. The charges are set to be unveiled as early as today, the same day […]

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Primary Election Preview, HISD Closure Update, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, February 17, 2014

Posted on · Early voting begins this week for a March primary election which will determine the major party candidates for a number of statewide offices. While it’s clear who both Republicans and Democrats will put forward for Governor, the Lieutenant Governor’s race appears up for grabs. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll learn about that and […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, August 2, 2013

Posted on · Many Houston area neighborhoods have developed their own special identity. But neighborhoods change over time, and what defined a neighborhood years ago may not define it today. On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider how the personality of one such Houston neighborhood – Montrose – has changed in recent years. Also, on the heels of […]