Monthly Archives: March 2014

New water technologies explored to meet future demand

As demands on Texas’ water supply increase along with the state’s population, communities are seeking innovative solutions to provide water. Among the proposals are the development of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) and desalination of brackish groundwater. ASR is a way to store drinking … Continue reading

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House committee discusses judicial selection and term length

Methods of judicial selection and the length of judicial terms in Texas were on the agenda at a recent hearing of the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. Under the Texas Constitution, Art. 5, secs. 2, 4, and 6, justices or … Continue reading

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States consider laws to expand DNA collection from arrestees

As a growing number of states adopt or expand laws to collect DNA samples from those arrested for crimes, Texas lawmakers may consider proposals to do the same. Some of the laws adopted or considered in other states require or … Continue reading

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AG opinion pending on bill banning Common Core standards

A pending Texas attorney general opinion on a recently enacted school curriculum law could help determine whether public schools may use instructional materials that reference a set of national curriculum standards. The pending opinion concerns HB 462 by Huberty, enacted by the 83rd … Continue reading

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