Sexting isn't a felony — but child pornography is
In Texas, "sexting is a felony sex offense for teenagers — that can mean up to 10 years in prison."
And Fort Worth, San Marcos, Round Rock...
Get EQUAL Texas
"Between Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas over 8,000 same-sex couples are raising children."
Budget cut proposal estimated to affect 56,000 kids
Says Gov. Rick Perry's administration has proposed ending immunizations for 113,000 kids.
Parents, your right to consent was never in question
Lone Star First
Rick Perry thinks "injecting 11- and 12-year-old girls with a controversial drug (the HPV vaccine), without a parent's consent, is a good idea."
More than half, but less than 81 percent
"Over 81 percent of the babies that are born at LBJ Hospital right here in Houston are born of women who are not here legally."
True for getting license, but no longer for keeping
Says Rick Perry's proposal on driver licenses and high school dropouts has been state law since 1989.
Barely No. 2, according to new numbers
"We’re No. 1 in child hunger."
Sure, but lawmakers have weighed and advanced other pre-K measures
Says that in three legislative sessions, his proposals opening pre-kindergarten to all Texas 4-year-olds never got heard or voted out of committee.
State's statistic not whole story
“The percent of students who enter high school and eventually earn a diploma or equivalent, or who remain in pursuit of a diploma or equivalent, is 90 percent.”
Key factor: prices drive returns
“We’re making more than ever off oil and gas right now, but it’s no secret that oil production in Texas peaked in the 1970s.”
He's not whistling in the wind
Says Texas General Land Office “has earned the school children of Texas $451,932.89 on wind leases that haven't produced a watt of energy."
Lots of numbers, little agreement
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Says one in three Texas children drop out of high school.
Come to think, Staples also let it snow in the Panhandle
"The current (agriculture) commissioner allowed tainted beef to be sent to school cafeterias."
Two punches land, two slip a bit
Democratic National Committee
“Under (Rick Perry’s) watch as governor, over six million Texans have no health care coverage, including one million children, homeowners suffer from the highest insurance rates in the country, and college tuition has skyrocketed 136 percent.”
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