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Texas Oil Exec Arrested and Charged with Assaulting a Gay Man

Anthony J. Fera, President of MidStar Energy, was arrested earlier this month after allegedly assaulting a gay man on an Austin street.

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Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Divorce

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled against the state in the matter of granting a divorce to a same-sex couple.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Texas Prosecutor Disbarred for Wrongful Conviction of Death Row Inmate

Charles Sebesta has been disbarred after being found guilty of professional misconduct as Burleson County district attorney in the 1994 trial of Anthony Graves, which resulted in Graves spending 16 years on death row and nearly executed twice.

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Texas Executes 67-Year-Old Inmate Who Maintained His Innocence For Over 30 Years

Officials carried out the execution of Lester Bower Jr. Wednesday night at 6:36pm, making the 67-year-old inmate the oldest executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1982.

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Texas Democrats Run the Clock Out on Anti-LGBT Bill

Remember when Ted Cruz talked for over 21 hours against the Affordable Healthcare Act?  Well, Texas Democrats took a page out of his playbook and used similar tactics to end an anti-LGBT bill this week.

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Texas Ranks #2 in Least Use of Prescription Drugs in the Country

In a recent national study of prescription drug use, Texas ranked second in states with the least use of such drugs, coming in behind Alaska.

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Texas House Eliminates Abortion Ban Exceptions for Fetal Abnormalities

The Texas House of Representatives voted Thursday to remove exceptions to the abortion ban that would allow abortions after 20 weeks in cases of severe fetal abnormalities.

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Nearly 200 Texas Companies Join for LGBT Equality

Almost 200 companies across Texas, including 15 Fortune 500 companies, have joined together in a new organization in support of LGBT equality.

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