Ruling clouds Texas gay marriage ban

DALLAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas judge ruled two men married elsewhere can divorce in the Lone Star state and that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

Texas: FCC flip-flops on phone jamming

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Texas officials say the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is flip-flopping on the legality of a cell phone jamming device it wants to test in a prison.

Texas sues chain of tanning salons

HOUSTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general is suing the Houston-based Darque Tan salon chain for allegedly suggesting its tanning beds provide health benefits.

Texas school Bible classes not required

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Texas school districts aren't required to offer Bible classes if fewer than 15 students in a school are interested in the course, a state official ruled.

Polygamist sect leader Jeffs indicted

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 22 (UPI) -- Jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four other members were indicted on charges of child sexual assault Tuesday by a grand jury in Texas.

Polygamist probe extends to Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, April 18 (UPI) -- A Colorado woman charged with making a false report to police may be tied to the raid on the polygamist ranch where Texas authorities removed 416 children.

Lawyers file complaint against Texas judge

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A group of Texas lawyers has filed a complaint against the head of the state appeals court, arguing that a man executed recently was denied due process.

Sales halted for Cocaine energy drink

DALLAS, May 3 (UPI) -- A Dallas judge has halted sales of the energy drink Cocaine in Texas, due to its image and alleged bad influence on children and teens.

CVS admits customer data went in Dumpster

AUSTIN, Texas, April 17 (UPI) -- CVS/Caremark Corp. Tuesday acknowledged one of its Texas drugstores discarded personal records in a Dumpster, exposing customers to possible identity theft.

Motel sued for overcharging refugees

WACO, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A motel owner in Waco, Texas, allegedly exploited Hurricane Rita by charging double the normal rates to people who fled their homes.

Internet risks too big for bill

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Legislation designed to protect children from Internet predators could actually widen the digital divide without significantly reducing the exposure of young pe

Death penalty for abortion doctors queried

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 (UPI) -- Texas lawmakers have asked their attorney general whether the new state abortion law might mean the death penalty for some doctors.

DeLay prosecutor wants costs kept secret

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- Texas Prosecutor Ronnie Earle is resisting newspaper efforts to get information on the cost of prosecuting former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

High gas prices fuel scams

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Federal regulators say mileage-increasing devices and additives sold to U.S. drivers frightened by high gas prices are bogus.

$10M judgment given in spamming case

AUSTIN, Quebec, June 8 (UPI) -- A Texas federal court has awarded a $10 million judgment against a University of Texas student and his partners for operating a computer spamming operation.
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Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott(born November 13, 1957) is the Texas Attorney General, and is the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve in that role. Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following John Cornyn's election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside the state of Texas for successfully defending the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the state Capitol in Austin in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.

Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and was reared in Duncanville (Dallas County). He and his wife, Cecilia P. Abbott, a former school teacher and principal, were married in 1982. They have a daughter named Audrey (born 1997).

After his graduation from the University of Texas in Austin, with a B.B.A. in finance, he received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.

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