Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune

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Edgar Walters is a reporter with the Texas Tribune.

Texas
4:04 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

State Leaders Order Investigations Into Fetal Organ Preservation

Both Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton's offices announced they'll be investigating Planned Parenthood after a video discussing the harvesting of fetus's organs surfaced.
Tamir Khalifa/Texas Tribune

From the Texas TribuneUpdated July 15, 2:45 p.m.:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday his office would investigate Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released an undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood executive discussing how to preserve an aborted fetus's organs for medical research. 

“The Office of the Attorney General has launched an official investigation into Planned Parenthood following the release of a video that details the organization’s calculated slaughter of human babies to maximize the available body parts they plan to sell," Paxton said in a statement.

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Texas
11:17 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Is Texas Prepared for a Public Health Emergency?

Credit Todd Wiseman/Phil Moyer via Texas Tribune

A man who may have had contact with 100 other people is in isolation at a Dallas hospital after being diagnosed with Ebola, a deadly virus that has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa. Two weeks ago, El Paso officials said more than 700 infants may have been exposed to a hospital aide with tuberculosis. And in July, the first case of chikungunya, a virus spread by mosquitoes, arrived in Texas.

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Politics
7:28 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

President Obama Nominates San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for Cabinet Post

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.
Spencer Selvidge

Before a packed crowd in the White House’s state dining room, President Obama on Friday nominated San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to become the newest — and youngest — member of his cabinet, as the secretary of housing and urban development.

“I am nominating another all-star who’s done a fantastic job in San Antonio over the last five years,” the president said between jokes about the “good-looking” mayor who had proved to be a “pretty good speaker.”

Pending Senate confirmation, Castro will replace Shaun Donovan, whom the president has tapped as the new director for the Office of Management and Budget.


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