With the United States likely to have one million fatalities from the opioid crisis by 2020, Attorney General Ken Paxton launched a campaign to educate Texans on the dangers of prescription painkillers.
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, and Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, introduced companion bills in the House and Senate that are designed to give craft brewers a privilege other alcohol distributors in Texas already have.
Thousands of anti-abortion supporters from around the state carried signs reading “Defund Planned Parenthood” and chanted “We are pro-life” on the steps of the Texas Capitol on Saturday for the annual Texas Rally for Life.
Advocates for marijuana decriminalization in Texas might score a major victory this year if the state legislature passes House Bill 63, a bill proposed by Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, that has attracted bipartisan support.
One resource available to students experiencing food insecurity is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest food assistance program in the U.S. However, a report released by the United States Government Accountability Office in December found that 57 percent of eligible students did not receive SNAP benefits in 2016.