​Rick Perry Has Been Indicted on Two Felony Charges

Yesterday, a grand jury in Travis County, Texas, indicted animatronic grizzly bear/"abortion-mill" truther Governor Rick Perry on two felony counts of "Abuse of Official Capacity" and "Coercion of Public Servant." I guess that's what happens when you cut off funding from a state corruption investigation team,… » 8/16/14 12:00pm 8/16/14 12:00pm

Houston Mayor: Severe Texas Abortion Law Puts Women's Lives At Risk

This morning, a U.S. district judge heard closing arguments in the legal battle over the newest round of Texas' insanely and needlessly severe abortion restrictions. If they're upheld, they'll shut down all but seven abortion providers in the state. Texas women will be totally fucked — a fact the Houston city council… » 8/14/14 6:45pm 8/14/14 6:45pm

Pro-Life Activists Are Tracking License Plates of Abortion Patients

The groups NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas have obtained audio from a training session held by anti-abortion groups that reveals that those activists track patients, employees and doctors visiting and working at abortion clinics via license plates, physical descriptions and tax records. » 8/13/14 2:50pm 8/13/14 2:50pm

No, You Can't Just Pull Your Kids Out of School to Wait for the Rapture

A Texas court ruled last week that a pair of Christian homeschooling parents who stopped teaching their nine kids because they believed the Rapture was imminent (and everyone knows that the best thing about heaven is NOBODY QUIZZES YOU ABOUT THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS) are not, in fact, allowed to just do that. » 8/11/14 4:15pm 8/11/14 4:15pm

Hey, Idiots: Shutting Down Clinics Doesn't Make Abortion Go Away

It's been just over a year since Texas passed hideously severe (and not medically necessary) restrictions on abortion providers. In that time, over half of the clinics in the state have been forced to stop offering abortion services — however, the rate of abortion procedures in the state has only dropped 13 percent.… » 7/30/14 6:20pm 7/30/14 6:20pm

Texas Killer Broke Down Door, Tied Up and Shot Entire Family

A Texas man allegedly kicked down the door of his former in-laws' house, tied up the couple and their five children, and shot all of them in the head. The couple's 15-year-old daughter played dead until her ex-uncle left, then alerted police that he was on his way to murder her grandparents. Ron Haskell, 33, was… » 7/11/14 4:30pm 7/11/14 4:30pm

Texas Bra Shop Humiliates Trans Woman, Despite 'Inclusive Policy'

An Austin, Texas undergarments store is receiving quite the backlash over an allegation that it treated a trans Austinite very badly. According to the complainant, she was asked for ID stating she was female and told she needed to have had sex reassignment surgery in order to have the fitting. » 6/30/14 11:45pm 6/30/14 11:45pm

More Mass Immigrant Graves Found in Southern Texas

Over the last couple weeks, researchers have uncovered mass graves with the bodies of unidentified migrants who died attempting to enter the US in the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Brooks County, Texas. The shocking discovery was part of a volunteer effort to identify migrants who have died of exposure while trying to… » 6/22/14 2:50pm 6/22/14 2:50pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says Being Gay is Like Being an Alchoholic

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has such a history with bigoted comments, it's almost hard to imagine Texas politics without them. While, Perry was selling California businesses on the value of moving operations to Texas and talking energy independence at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, the longest serving Texas… » 6/12/14 9:59pm 6/12/14 9:59pm

Judge Says 'Ex-Gay' Therapists Must Pay, Texas GOP Doubles Down

The Texas Republican Party has written support for "ex-gay" conversion therapy into their party platform at the same time as a judge in New Jersey has ruled that organisations and therapists who use the discredited techniques may be held financially liable for psychological damage done to patients. » 6/09/14 8:59pm 6/09/14 8:59pm