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Education

Texas Banned More Books than Any Other State

Texas banned more books from school libraries this past year than any other state in the nation, targeting titles centering…

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News

Mom Says Trans Eighth Grader was Questioned by Texas Investigator at School

According to court documents, the state agency was investigating gender-affirming care in minors as child abuse following a directive from…

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Health & Wellness

Religious Employers Need Not Cover PrEP in Their Health Plans, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in Fort Worth ruled that Affordable Care Act requirements to cover HIV prevention drugs violate religious freedom.

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Front Page News

Ted Cruz Says He Will Vote Against Bill to Codify Same-sex Marriage Protections

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he will vote against a bill to codify same-sex marriage into federal law. Sen. John Cornyn will also vote…

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State News

What You Need to Know About Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar is threatening budget sanctions against Harris County over law enforcement funding, among other attention-grabbing actions that align with GOP…

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Beyond the Binary

Texas’ Child Welfare Agency Staffers Keep Gender-affirming Care Investigations Quiet

Family and Protective Services instructed staffers to avoid written communications and to keep details of investigations related to gender-affirming care…

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Health & Wellness

Harris County Resident with Monkeypox Dies

An adult Harris County resident who was diagnosed with monkeypox has died, marking the first publicly reported death associated with…

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Beyond the Binary

WATCH: Family with Transgender Child Flees Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents who provide their children with…

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Education

An Anti-LGBTQ Texas Mom Out to Ban Library Books Gets Pushback from Her Gay Son

Weston Brown thought he had fully come to terms with his mother’s anti-LGBTQ beliefs. Then he saw the video of…

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Front Page News

Former Log Cabin Republicans Lament Their Lack of Progress in Texas

Many longtime members have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow.

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