House passes bill that protects free speech by barring frivolous lawsuits

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House has passed a bill that would protect free speech by barring frivolous lawsuits. The bill by Republican state Rep. Todd Hunter allows defendants to request an expedited dismissal, if the suit is deemed a frivolous attempt to prevent that person from exercising their legal rights. According to Hunter, the…

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Lawmakers face ban after 27,000 Tweets

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Edinburg Republican Aaron Pena is, by far, the top Tweeter among lawmakers at the Texas Capitol with nearly 7,000 messages to date – most in the six months since re-election. But a bill now pending in a House committee could soon slow his habit. The measure would ban public officials in Texas…

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Two Lyme disease bills target gap in treatment in Texas

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AUSTIN – State Sen. Chris Harris blames Lyme disease, left undiagnosed for 2½ years in the mid-1990s, for a heart attack and bone damage that left him with two titanium shoulders and a severely broken foot put back together with steel plates and screws. Harris, R-Arlington, poured his experience into a bill that originally sought…

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Two Lyme disease bills target gap in treatment in Texas

150 150 Elect Todd Hunter

AUSTIN – State Sen. Chris Harris blames Lyme disease, left undiagnosed for 2½ years in the mid-1990s, for a heart attack and bone damage that left him with two titanium shoulders and a severely broken foot put back together with steel plates and screws. Harris, R-Arlington, poured his experience into a bill that originally sought…

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Two Lyme disease bills target gap in treatment in Texas

150 150 Elect Todd Hunter

AUSTIN – State Sen. Chris Harris blames Lyme disease, left undiagnosed for 2½ years in the mid-1990s, for a heart attack and bone damage that left him with two titanium shoulders and a severely broken foot put back together with steel plates and screws. Harris, R-Arlington, poured his experience into a bill that originally sought…

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