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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas House OKs Allowing Guns in Parked Cars at Schools

Texas House OKs Allowing Guns in Parked Cars at Schools

The Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools.

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TX Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill With Late-Night Move

TX Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill With Late-Night Move

Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender "bathroom bill."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Texas Poised to Make Offenses Against Police Hate Crimes

Texas Poised to Make Offenses Against Police Hate Crimes

Texas is moving closer to making offenses against police officers punishable as hate crimes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Texas Moves to Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

Texas Moves to Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday, watering down an original version that a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas House Debates Voter ID Law

Texas House Debates Voter ID Law

The Texas House is currently debating the controversial voter ID law that would require voters to offer official identification before casting a ballot.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bill Could Return Power to Texas Board of Ed.

Bill Could Return Power to Texas Board of Ed.

The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Efforts to End 'Lunch Shaming' Move Forward in Texas

Efforts to End 'Lunch Shaming' Move Forward in Texas

A bill to stop "lunch shaming" is dead, but a Dallas representative's fight to help hungry kids continues.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senate Bans Drones Over Stadiums, Jails

Senate Bans Drones Over Stadiums, Jails

Drone flights could soon face new restrictions in America's largest conservative state.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senate Passes Bill to Save Dallas Police, Fire Pension

Senate Passes Bill to Save Dallas Police, Fire Pension

The Texas Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that could help make the Dallas Police and Fire pension system solvent over the next 46 years.