Proposed law would hit delete key on officials’ texting in public meetings

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Proposed law would hit delete key on officials’ texting in public meetings CORPUS CHRISTI — Government officials may soon be required to cut their digital connections while in public meetings in Texas. Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, filed legislation Thursday that would make it illegal for a members of any governmental body to text, e-mail,…

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HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

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HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE During the second week of February, Speaker Straus named the committee assignments for the Texas House of Representatives of the 82nd Legislative Session. One of the committees that has begun its work is the Human Services Committee. The Human Services Committee deals with a number of important issues which impact the budget…

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Texas Senate committee votes yes to cruise ship study

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Texas Senate committee votes yes to cruise ship study CORPUS CHRISTI – A proposed resolution to study whether docking cruise ships in Corpus Christi is a viable economic opportunity sailed through a Senate committee hearing on Monday. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, announced the Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade voted unanimously to…

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Area’s freshmen legislators combine to write 61 bills so far

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Area’s freshmen legislators combine to write 61 bills so far CORPUS CHRISTI – Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, has written 17 bills. Hunter, who chairs the influential House Calendars Committee, said that the number of bills a lawmaker files may not always reflect a lawmaker’s efforts. He said that it is not unusual for lawmakers…

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Editorial: Much needed relief for victims of harassment lawsuits

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Editorial: Much needed relief for victims of harassment lawsuits The Texas Legislature has an excellent opportunity this session to stand up for freedom of speech and help curtail abuses of our civil court system by providing defendants with a way to fight back against frivolous harassment suits. State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Rep. Todd…

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