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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

A customer looks over a hand gun at a gun shop in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2012. (Ralph D. Freso/Reuters) The ATF proposes to turn 40 million Americans into felons.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed a set of criteria for distinguishing legal and illegal arm braces for pistols that would make roughly 40 million Americans into felons.

There is no evidence that pistol braces are especially favored by criminals. They aren’t really. Criminals tend to prefer guns that are much easier to conceal, and although short-barreled rifles are easier to conceal than long-barreled rifles, they aren’t particularly easy to hide on one’s person. That’s why criminals, in general, don’t use rifles at all. But lately, almost all the focus of gun regulation is on the features …

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State News

Abbott Exercises His Veto Powers

Sunday marked the last day that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could consider bills passed by the state Legislature during the regular 87th Legislative Session....

Texas Home School Coalition Reflects on the Session

During this legislative session, legislators heard from citizens and delivered two key homeschooling reforms: allowing equal access to the school resources that families pay...

Texans to Vote on Constitutional Amendments

As they do each odd-numbered year, Texas voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution in a variety of ways proposed by the...

Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills

Governor Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills In total, Abbott signed 1,034 bills,...

Abbott Signs Budget, Vetoes Funding of Legislature

Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the $248.5 billion biennial budget for 2022-2023. Abbott took to Twitter to call the budget “fiscally conservative”,...

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