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Lawsuit from Planned Parenthood, legal group targets new Texas abortion restriction
Lawsuit from Planned Parenthood, legal group targets new Texas abortion restriction

Planned Parenthood and an abortion-rights legal group filed a federal court lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a new Texas law that will limit the most commonly used second-trimester procedure. The restriction, included in sweeping abortion regulations approved in the closing days of the Legislature’s regular session in May, is set to...
NEW DETAILS: Officials: Corrections officer had cocaine packed in car to deliver
NEW DETAILS: Officials: Corrections officer had cocaine packed in car to deliver

A Williamson County correctional officer who was charged this week after cocaine was found in his car had the illegal drug packaged up for delivery, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday. Deputies found a black sock under the front seat of Richard Acuna Jr.’s car on Tuesday that contained 13 plastic baggies with cocaine in them,...
SCAM ALERT: Thieves posing as IRS workers demand money over phone, police say
SCAM ALERT: Thieves posing as IRS workers demand money over phone, police say

Austin police are warning the public about a phone scam in which callers pose as IRS employees looking for money. Several people in Austin have reported these scam calls, police said in a statement Thursday.  According to police, the scammer’s caller ID resembles an Austin Police Department number, 512-974-8243, to appear legitimate. The...
Community news: Austin Regional Clinic accepts Sendero patients

TRAVIS COUNTY TRAVIS COUNTY Clinics accept Sendero patients The Austin Regional Clinic announced that members of Sendero Health Plans can seek care at its clinics. ARC has 22 clinic locations across Travis, Hays and Williamson counties, offering access to more than 325 primary and specialty care providers. Sendero is a nonprofit group based in Austin...
SPECIAL SESSION: $1 million ad buy to target transgender bathroom bill
SPECIAL SESSION: $1 million ad buy to target transgender bathroom bill

One day before a Senate committee hearing on a bill to limit transgender-friendly bathroom polices, the Texas Association of Business on Thursday announced a $1 million radio ad campaign targeting the legislation as an unnecessary distraction “from the real challenges we face.” Also Thursday, leaders of the national Episcopal Church released...
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