TTU announces schedule for spring commencement ceremonies

Texas Tech University will host spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at the United Supermarkets Arena. Former Texas Tech President David Schmidly will speak at all commencement ceremonies.  President of the State Bar of Texas Frank E. Stevenson will speak at the School of Law Hooding Ceremony. 
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Tears and shouting on Texas House floor as Freedom Caucus delays bills to death

The night began with a group of Tea Party-aligned lawmakers announcing plans to use a procedural maneuver to kill more than 100 bills in retribution for what they called the “petty personal politics” of the Republican-controlled chamber. It ended with barely restrained chaos, as conservatives tried tactic after tactic to derail legislation.
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Senator strips "sex" amendment from bill backed by Uber and Lyft

by Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune May 11, 2017 The Senate sponsor of a bill meant to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft said Thursday he has stripped a controversial amendment from it that would define "sex" as "the physical condition of being male or female.” The move comes after representatives from Uber and Lyft called the surprise addition of the amendment during debate on HB 100 in the House disappointing and…
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