Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Feb 11, 2013

NBC 5 Flash Survey Results

NBC 5 Flash Survey Results

See results of NBC 5 Flash Survey questions about the 83rd Legislative session in Austin.

Apr 14, 2015

Texas House Mandates EKG Tests for H.S. Athletes

Texas House Mandates EKG Tests for H.S. Athletes

The Texas House has preliminarily approved requiring high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing for possible degenerative heart problems before participating in campus sports.

Apr 14, 2015

Texas Bill Would Tighten Law for Teenage Abortions

Texas Bill Would Tighten Law for Teenage Abortions

Weatherford Republican Rep. Phil King says a process allowing pregnant teenagers to seek a court's permission -- instead of their parents' -- to have an abortion is "far from a best practice."

Apr 14, 2015

Bill Banning Local Fracking Bans Delayed in TX House

Bill Banning Local Fracking Bans Delayed in TX House

A floor technicality has temporarily derailed a bill seeking to overturn a highly-publicized local ban on hydraulic fracturing approved by Denton voters while ensuring that other communities don't follow suit.

Apr 9, 2015

House Panel Votes to Raise Juvenile Criminal Age to 18

House Panel Votes to Raise Juvenile Criminal Age to 18

A proposal to change the state's definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system is on its way to the Texas House.

Apr 9, 2015

Texas House Passes Abbott's Pre-K Plan

Texas House Passes Abbott's Pre-K Plan

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's limited pre-K makeover plan -- one of his top priorities -- is a step closer to becoming law, having cleared the Texas House.

Apr 8, 2015

Senate Votes to Move Public Integrity Unit From Austin

Senate Votes to Move Public Integrity Unit From Austin

The Texas Senate has voted to move state public corruption investigations out of left-leaning Austin and into district attorneys' offices in the home county of elected officials accused of wrongdoing.

Apr 8, 2015

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

State legislators in Austin are introducing bills to make sure an incident like the 2013 explosion in West never happens again.

Apr 7, 2015

Some TX Lawmakers Oppose Changing Religious Objection Law

Some TX Lawmakers Oppose Changing Religious Objection Law

Texas lawmakers and top business leaders vowed Tuesday to kill two proposed constitutional amendments they say will promote anti-gay discrimination and could lead to backlash similar to recent reactions in...

Apr 6, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Push to Close 'Bypass' for Teen Abortions

Texas Lawmakers Push to Close 'Bypass' for Teen Abortions

Texas conservatives are looking to block more teen abortions in Texas.