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The classroom full of teachers at Midway Middle School knew they were part of a drill, playing a role. But in the light of recent news reports, the scene seemed all too real once the screaming started.

“Guys, gun! There’s a gun! There’s a gun! Please help,” yelled Tori Wardlaw, a Midway High School freshman theater student, as she ran into the classroom.

The sound of AR-15 gunshots and screaming echoed in the hallway directly outside the classroom ...

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Protect Charities and Houses of Worship Act (S.3317), to repeal a mandate requiring charities, churches, and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee fringe benefits.

“Last year, Congress passed historic tax cuts which are expanding opportunity and allowing hardworking men and women to ... "

Drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools and bookstores is a concept gaining attention throughout the U.S.

.... In one 45-minute-long program, a drag queen trained by children’s librarians reads picture books, sings songs, and leads children in a simple craft activity, but there are many critics who don't believe the concept is appropriate for young children.

The Houston Public Library released the following statement regarding Drag Queen Story Hour ....

We presented several specific concerns to City Council at the June 12 council meeting and now recap as well as expand on those concerns as follows ....

Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.

Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, hospitals, colleges, orchestras and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their employees.

That could force thousands of groups that have long had little contact with the IRS to suddenly ....

In a unanimous vote, the San Antonio City Council voted to accept $19,832 in donations from the LGBT community and its allies to help defray the cost of installing a rainbow crosswalk at the corner of Main and Evergreen in the heart of San Antonio’s LGBT business district.

The donations were presented to the City Council by officials from Pride San Antonio.

The vote clears the way for the city’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department to begin the installation of the crosswalk on June 23, just ahead of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade on June 30.

Tens of thousands of people flocked to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday evening for Harvest America 2018, which included gospel music and a message by Southern California Pastor Greg Laurie, who invited the crowd to respond to the Gospel. Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, shared about his difficult childhood, and how he got into drugs and alcohol. "I was going downhill fast … I was too cynical, too hard … but Christ changed my life one day. I didn't plan on it, but it happened," he said.

We got the awful news Friday morning that there had been a school shooting in Santa Fe, South of Houston, in Galveston County.

Prayers went up immediately all over Texas as we prayed for the injured and grieved for those we knew were lost and their families who were dealing with unimaginable pain.

I drove toward Santa Fe thinking about what a tough year it has been for Texas. We experienced Hurricane Harvey, the greatest natural disaster in the history of our country, followed by the evil we saw at Sutherland Springs. Now we have lost 10 lives at Santa Fe and 13 more were injured.

Every Texan is asking the same question – are we doing everything we can to assure this doesn't happen again.

President Trump tweeted an order that would disqualify most transgender people from serving in the military.

The reason—the White House says troops with a history of "gender dysphoria present considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality."

Current service members who are transgender but have not undergone re-assignment surgery will be allowed to stay in the military as long as they have been medically stable for three years in their biological sex before joining the military. Those who require or have already had gender re-assignment surgery will be disqualified from service.

A contentious race continues to heat up in the final days before the May 6 election in a Texas school district where dedicated progressives hope to unseat several incumbents on one of the state’s most conservative school boards.

Perhaps, the stakes have never been higher in the Humble Independent School District, which serves more than 40,000 students and covers 90-plus square miles including the communities of Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Fall Creek, and Summerwood. The district sits roughly 17 miles northeast of downtown Houston.