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Summary: The UT System could see the development of a distance learning program in the near future due to Rep. Terry Canales. New legislation filed by Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg) on January 20 could allow first-year students at the University of…>read moreNo Comment January 26, 2015
Summary: A bill that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state of Texas is gaining support. Vice.com reports that Democratic Texas State Representative Joe Moody introduced a bill shortly before Christmas that would reduce criminal penalties…>read moreNo Comment December 31, 2014
Summary: The inability for some Texas residents to repay payday loans has sent them to prison despite a law prohibiting such practices. Over the last two years at least six people have been sent to prison for owing money on payday…>read more2 Comments December 31, 2014
Summary: Scott Panetti, a mentally ill man, had his execution delayed in the state of Texas by an appeals court in New Orleans. The execution of Texas killer Scott Panetti was halted by a federal appeals court in New Orleans on…>read more1 Comment December 3, 2014
Summary: The South Texas College of Law has announced the creation of the Oil & Gas Law Institute, which will be led by Christopher Kulander. The very first Oil & Gas Law Institute in the region has been established by the…>read moreNo Comment November 28, 2014
Summary: Like much of the rest of the country, Texas has also suffered a drop in its bar pass rates. The bar results are out for the state of Texas, and, unfortunately, like many other states, its overall scores have…>read moreNo Comment November 21, 2014
Summary: The defense team for Texas Governor Rick Perry lost its battle to have paperwork dismissed from the indictment case against him. A defense motion to have two felony charges filed against outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry has been denied by…>read moreNo Comment November 20, 2014
Summary: A lawmaker from the state of Texas has filed a bill that if turned into law would establish a new law school within the state for the Valley. Texas lawmakers are just months from meeting in Austin, but they have…>read moreNo Comment November 12, 2014
Summary: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that a Texas law that shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics would be stayed, allowing several clinics to reopen. However, many clinics struggle to reopen due to employment and financial issues.…>read moreNo Comment October 16, 2014
Summary: In a blow to Democrats, Texas is permitted to enforce its Voter ID Law for the election scheduled for November 4, as ruled by an appeals court. The voter identification law struck down in the state of Texas by a…>read moreNo Comment October 15, 2014
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