Texas social media “censorship” law reinstated by appeals court

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints. The decision hands a win to Republicans who have long criticized social … Read more

Texas’ restrictive abortion law previews a post-Roe America

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. When Politico published a draft opinion leaked from the US Supreme Court on Monday, the nation confronted the reality that Roe v. Wade and constitutional protections for abortion may be overturned as soon as this summer. … Read more

Texas law would make abortion illegal if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. According to a draft opinion obtained by Politico, the US Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing nearly 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion, and let states set their own restrictions on the … Read more

Texas voting bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Though delayed by Democratic quorum breaks, Texas has officially joined the slate of Republican states that have enacted new voting restrictions following the 2020 election. Govt. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 1, … Read more

Border abortion clinic navigates legal challenges

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. McALLEN — Veronica Hernandez, manager of Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen, has long worried about the patients she sees walk in through the front door. Now, though, her concern is focused on those she doesn’t see. … Read more

New Texas gun law allowing carry without a license worries law enforcement

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. A new state law will soon allow most Texans to carry handguns in public without training or licensing. Govt. Greg Abbott praised the so-called “constitutional porting” legislation and other gun bills when he signed them into law. “You could say … Read more

Starr County prosecutor drops voluntary abortion murder charge

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. After charging a woman with murder for a voluntary abortion, forcing her to spend three days in jail and attracting national attention, Starr County officials announced on Sunday that they would change course and decide to dismiss the ‘affair. Lizelle … Read more

Dan Patrick wants Texas version of Florida law dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. lieutenant governor DanPatrick | said Monday he would prioritize passage of Texas legislation that mimics the recent signing Florida bill called the “Don’t Say Gay” Law. This state’s controversial law prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity for … Read more

San Antonio settles lawsuits alleging he violated state ‘sanctuary city’ law

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. San Antonio must pay $300,000 to settle pair of lawsuits filed by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton alleging the city violated the state’s controversial ban on so-called sanctuary cities in 2017 and prevented federal authorities from enforcing immigration law. Paxton … Read more