After Rep. Charlie Howard, R-Sugarland, spoke at the funeral of a constituent who died from bacterial meningitis, he decided to push legislation that would require all students to get a vaccine against the disease before entering college.
A wrecked pick-up truck stood out against the Capitol lawn Wednesday as legislators and members of the media mourned the death of 17-year-old Alex Brown and discussed ways to prevent texting while driving.
Memorial High School senior Nicole Vargas stood a head shorter than most of the crowd at Tuesdays Planned Parenthood demonstration at the Capitol. Her opposition to proposed state cuts for the program, however, was just as big as that of every protester in the sea of pink shirts.
Standing in the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house, a member of the Texas Spooks comes up and taps her and another sister on the shoulder. Its all she needs to know. Shes just been chosen as a new member after months of waiting.
In its first vote this session, the Texas House easily approved a bill Monday that would place new restrictions on a womans right to obtain an abortion by requiring her to undergo a sonogram at least 24 hours before the procedure.