The Morning Texan: Thunderstorms, abortion legislation and more


According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms on Monday.

Monday will be a big day for Texas politics. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce his future political plans in San Antonio. If he announces he will not be running for governor, many expect Attorney General Greg Abbott to run for the position.

Meanwhile, SB1, the Senate’s abortion bill, will be heard in committee at the Capitol. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in E1.036. Many are expected to testify, but testimony is being limited to two minutes.

Here is some morning reading:

This weekend’s most read story: Last week, the House State Affairs Committee passed HB2, the House’s abortion bill. The bill will likely be heard on the House floor tomorrow.

What you have to read: Whenever students, staff and faculty swipe UT IDs to enter a building on campus, the University of Texas Police Department can find out where they have been, without needing a warrant.

In case you missed it: Following a military coup in Egypt, UT students studying abroad are being relocated.