TCJL HEARING ALERT: 2 Hearings Tuesday Morning, 4 Bills Up

Texas Civil Justice League Hearing Alerts March 30, 2015 Please attend, or send someone to sign 4 separate cards FOR HB 1113, HB 1247, HB 1865, and SB 709.  These bills will all be heard tomorrow at the 2 hearings listed below. HEARING ALERT Texas House Committee on...

Early voting in House District 124 special election begins Monday

(http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2015/03/22/early-voting-in-house-district-124-special-election-begins-monda.html) By Robert Taylor SAN ANTONIO – Voters can head to the polls early Monday to cast their ballots to fill the Texas House District 124 seat....

What to Know About Fracking Outside the U.S.

(http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2015/03/19/what-to-know-about-fracking-outside-the-u-s/) By Justin Scheck Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is generating huge volumes of gas and oil from U.S. shale by cracking underground rocks, allowing hydrocarbons to seep upward....

Dallas doctor loses fracking fluid lawsuit

(http://citizensvoice.com/news/dallas-doctor-loses-fracking-fluid-lawsuit-1.1850136) By Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Staff Writer A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an area physician challenging a law that precluded him from releasing...

Governor Abbott Names Lewis Chair Of Texas Transportation Commission

(http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/20654) Governor Greg Abbott today named Tryon Lewis chair of the Texas Transportation Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The commission oversees the Texas Department of Transportation. Tryon Dexter...

Bill Would Prohibit Doctors From Asking About Guns

(http://www.texastribune.org/2015/03/18/bill-would-prohibit-doctors-asking-about-guns/) By Edgar Walters While legislation expanding how and where Texans can carry weapons is dominating the Legislature this week, one state lawmaker is targeting the doctor’s...

The Brief: Campus Carry Bill Delayed But Not Stopped

(http://www.texastribune.org/2015/03/18/brief/) By John Reynolds The Big Conversation A bill allowing the carrying of handguns on college and university campuses wasn’t heard on the Senate floor on Tuesday because of a paperwork error. But it is expected to be...

Falkenberg: Random grand jury system works in other states, can here

March 17, 2015 (http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/Judges-trade-fishing-trips-for-pick-a-pal-grand-6140104.php) By Lisa Falkenberg On a recent rainy morning, a 36-year-old state district judge strolls bright-eyed into a large room of...

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