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Texas Lawmakers Look to End Ban on Open Carry of Handguns

The new Texas legislature will be looking into several new gun laws in the new year, including one that ends the ban on the open carry of handguns.

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Texas Professor Caught on Tape Comparing Tea Party to Nazis [VIDEO]

A professor at South Texas College in Weslaco was unknowingly filmed by a student during a lecture last month where he compared the current Tea Party to German Nazis.

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Prison Doctor Claims Panetti Doesn’t Need Mental Health Care

In a strange twist to the case of Scott Panetti, the Texas inmate whose execution was postponed for mental evaluations, the prison doctor has released a report saying Panetti hasn't been medicated for years and doesn't need treatment.

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Group Wants to End Atheist Ban on Public Office In Several States

A group in Maryland is looking to end the ban on Atheists holding public office in several states, including Texas.

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Stay of Execution Granted for Schizophrenic Texas Inmate

Within eight hours of his scheduled execution on Wednesday, Scott Panetti was granted a stay of execution by the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

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Optimus Prime, Harry Potter Among Write-In Votes for Texas Governor

Unsatisfied with the options for Texas governor last month, one voter opted to write in a candidate he or she thought was better suited for the state's top job — Optimus Prime.

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University of Texas Student Group Helps Women Reach Distant Abortion Clinics

A University of Texas student group is helping women reach distant abortion clinics after new restrictions have reduced the number of clinics in the state to twelve.

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Texas Set to Execute Man of Questionable Competence

The state of Texas is set to execute Scott Panetti next week, a man who, though found competent to stand trial, has a long history of mental illness.

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