Katie Gaultney

Katie is a senior correspondent for WORLD Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and Southern Methodist University. She previously worked in public relations, event planning, and speechwriting. Katie resides with her family in Dallas. Follow her on Twitter @gaultney.

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Dallas conservatives want new 'bathroom bill' put to a public vote

by Katie Gaultney
Posted 11/17/15, 12:30 pm

DALLAS—Just a few days after celebrating victory over a so-called “bathroom bill” in Houston, Texas conservatives found themselves blindsided by the approval of a similar measure in Dallas. Pro-family groups say the measure puts women and children at risk, while supporters say the new language adopted last week doesn’t significantly change an ordinance that’s been in place for more than a decade.

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Texas court considers homeschool autonomy

Homeschooling | While the state’s high court reviews the legality and latitude of officials to request proof of education, experts insist homeschool law is unlikely to change
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 11/04/15, 04:23 pm

DALLAS—The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that at first glance would appear to have far-reaching effects on the state’s more than 120,000 homeschool families—about one-sixth of the nation’s total homeschool population.

At issue is how much latitude local and state officials have in requesting proof—in the form of lesson plans or curricula—that homeschool students are being educated in a way that satisfies vague standards laid out by the Texas Education Agency.

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GOP hopefuls preach politics at Texas megachurch

Campaign 2016 | Candidates talk about their faith at Prestonwood Baptist Church in hopes of proving their moralistic mettle
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 10/19/15, 09:05 am

DALLAS—Six Republican presidential hopefuls descended on a north Texas megachurch Sunday to appeal for support from what should be a dependable voting bloc. But during the event, hosted by Prestonwood Baptist Church and the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the ability of evangelicals to affect political change was as much on stage as the candidates.

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