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The laws that go into effect come from the second special session, which adjourned in early September. (Pexels)

Several new laws from the Texas Legislature’s second special session will take effect Thursday, spanning controversial topics like voting rights, critical race theory and continued abortion restriction.

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Delta-8 can be found on smoke shop shelves again. (Pexels)

Smoke shops are free to sell Delta-8 THC products again, for now, as a temporary injunction on the case has been granted—a victory for retailers.

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Council Member Greg Casar will run for District 35. (Greg Casar Campaign)

Austin City Council Member Greg Casar announced Thursday he is running for U.S. Congress after launching an exploratory committee for District 35 last month.

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