Posted: Oct 23, 2013 4:00 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2013 4:11 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal judge is scheduled to hear final arguments over whether to stop Texas from enforcing new abortions restrictions. Judge Lee Yeakel heard two days of testimony. Most came from abortion rights groups who say the requirements passed over the summer are unnecessary and intended solely to block a woman's right to an abortion.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Witness testimony is scheduled to continue in the Texas House impeachment hearings of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall. Hall has been accused of misusing his authority to try to force out Austin campus president Bill Powers. Today's testimony is expected to include former University of Texas System general counsel Barry Burgdorf.
PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) The fate of a small herd of longhorn cattle remains in dispute two decades after Texas acquired the land for Big Bend Ranch State Park. Environmentalists and state officials see the longhorns as a mark on an otherwise valuable park. Some ranchers and others see the cattle as a symbol of Texas heritage.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry and Israeli President Shimon Peres will sign an agreement today that will create a Texas A&M branch campus in Israel. Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp says the university will foster "understanding and education and unity in Israel." Perry spoke yesterday about how both Israel and Texas face the future challenge of finding fresh water.