AUSTIN (AP) — An appeals court has stayed an injunction that had blocked enforcement of parts of Texas' new voter registration laws.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided 2-1 on Thursday with the state and stayed a previous injunction by U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa. Costa had struck down five provisions of the law and imposed an injunction.
Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott called the latest ruling "a victory for voter integrity" that "helps Texas prevent fraud in the voter-registration process."
The nonpartisan group Voting for America says the laws make it harder to register people to vote. It also complains that they unconstitutionally restrict voter registration drives from gathering public voter information.
The new laws limit who can hand out voter registration cards and who can collect completed registration forms.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.