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PHOTOS: Texans rally against governor order investigating parents of trans youth

(Bob Daemmrich)

Several hundred Texans from near and far gathered at the front of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the governor's latest directive to state health agencies to investigate gender-affirming care to transgender youth as child abuse.


Gov. Greg Abbott's order last week follows an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton that gender-affirming care, such as puberty-suppressing drugs or other treatments, is child abuse under Texas law. The American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal went to state court on Tuesday as an employee of the Department of Family and Protective Services—the agency doing the investigations—is among the first to be investigated for being a parent of a transgender child.

The rally comes on the day of the primary elections in Texas, in which both Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton are up for reelection.

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ATX Cocina team expands with new Austin restaurant concept now open

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The operators behind ATX Cocina are serving up more Mexican dishes with the recent opening of Bulevar in Northwest Austin, featuring wood-grilled meats and plenty of drinks.

Partners Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso have teamed up again for a restaurant with a variety of "masa, meat and margs." The menu has appetizers like machete and queso and dinner dishes that include duck mole, roast chicken and wood-grilled meats like a Berkshire Tomahawk pork chop.

Kevin Taylor, the executive chef at Bulevar, noted that he was raised in a family-operated Mexican kitchen and learned to cook with locals during trips to Mexico. Bulevar's masa is even made in-house from Oaxacan corn sourced by Masiena.

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These interiors look like a magazine cover, but eggersmann will create them for your Austin home

Eggersmann usa brings their European design experience to Austin. (eggersmann usa)

You’ve found your dream home. Now it’s time to design your space.

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A family-owned business, eggersmann offers modern design solutions for every room in your home and they’ve had a hand in the design of many of the most beautiful homes in Texas, including right here in ATX.

A downtown condo. A house on the lake. South Austin style. All are perfect for eggersmann’s design solutions.

If you’re not sure where to begin, eggersmann has plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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