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Christian Hobby Lobby Stores Sue ObamaCare
It's reported that the Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores chain has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.
Bryan Man Facing Flag Desecration Charges
We don't hear much about flag desecration anywhere these days, much less here in east Texas, but we have one from Crockett.  The Houston County Courier has the story of a man who was arrested and charged with desecrating the United States flag.
Fed Court: Texas Redistricting Discriminatory
Here we go again.  Same song, umpteenth verse.  The Austin American-Statesman reports a panel of federal judges in Washington DC has rejected the redistricting maps drawn up by the Texas legislature last year.
Perry Names First African-American Education Commissioner
Governor Rick Perry has appointed former Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams to the position of Texas Education Commissioner. Williams also happens to be the first African-American ever appointed to manage the Texas Education Agency.
Court: Texas Can Stop Funding Planned Parenthood
Texas officials say they will cut state funding for Planned Parenthood, now that a federal appeals court has ruled in the state's favor, in a challenge over a new law that prohibits giving state money to women's health clinics that are affiliated with abortion providers.
DMV Will Accept Foreign Photo ID’s For One Year
The Houston Chronicle reports the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is changing its identification requirements for registering or transferring vehicle titles. Starting next month, DMV will accept ANY government issued photo ID card, including cards issued by foreign governments.  The tempora…
Giffords and Kelly Moving Back to Arizona
It's reported that former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have decided to move back to Arizona.  This comes a year and a half after she moved to Houston for intensive physical and speech therapy after a gunman shot her in the head at…

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