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*The Texas Tribune editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. Planned Parenthood’s Texas affiliates on Monday filed a federal lawsuit to keep state health officials from booting them from the state’s Medicaid program. Following Texas’ announcement in October that it would stop funding...
AUSTIN (AP) — Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country. As the protesters raised the noise to deafening levels in the Texas Senate chamber late Tuesday, Republicans...
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks following the conclusion of the Veterans Day Parade down South Congress Avenue. Speaking at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Governor Abbott took the opportunity to thank all men and women in uniform for their service and remind those in attendance...
Pampa News interviews Seliger, Canon on issues important to Panhandle voters.Two former Texas mayors will face off March 4 in the Republican primary for Texas Senate District 31.The incumbent, Kel Seliger, 60, is a former mayor and city council member of Amarillo. He is a self-employed investor and...
The spot for Ward 3 on the Pampa City Commission is one of the two positions open on the Pampa City Council. Matt Rains is vying for the other spot and is running unopposed.  But Ward 3 has six candidates seeking votes for the spot: Kurt Curfman, Jace Jenkins, Jimmy Keough, Robert Rivas, Bill...
The Gray County Commissioners Court on Friday heard a presentation from Pioneer Green Energy co-founder and Vice President Colin Fleming regarding a wind energy project proposed for Gray, Roberts and Hemphill counties. The project involves Pioneer operating wind farms in Roberts and Hemphill...
Three private college presidents say no to guns Three Texas private college presidents said Saturday that they expect their schools to opt out of a new state law allowing properly licensed students to carry concealed guns on campus. Guns will likely remain banned at Trinity University in San...
SB 932 heads to the Texas House of Representatives. AUSTIN  -- The Texas Senate took a pivotal step toward improving the quality of care in Texas nursing facilities today by unanimously approving Senate Bill 932, which seeks to hold nursing home operators accountable for harming residents. Senate...
Gov. Greg Abbott paused a family vacation to Sydney on Tuesday to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.  The two spoke for more than an hour about issues including the economic ties between Australia and the U.S., energy policy, transportation policy and trade, according to Abbott...
AMARILLO, Texas--State Senator Kel Seliger is kicking off his annual tour of Senate District 31, conducting town hall meetings across the Panhandle, South Plains and Permian Basin to discuss the activities of the 86th Legislature. “I look forward to starting the important process of reporting to...

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