Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, speaks to the media outside the federal courthouse in Houston last week. A federal judge has set a 2017 trial date for a wrongful death suit filed by Bland's family.
Nearly 1,000 protesters gather in January across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, where a Muslim conference against hate and terrorism was scheduled to be held.
Members of The Syrian People Solidarity Group protest on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas, after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he'd refuse to allow Syrian refugees in the state. Texas and the U.S. government are now clashing in court over the issue.
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The Supreme Court said Friday it would hear a challenge to a Texas law requiring state abortion providers to meet certain standards. Opponents of the law say that it puts "undue burden" on clinics.
Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year. Twenty percent of the city's musicians live below the federal poverty line.