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Jun 8, 2015

One-on-One With Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

One-on-One With Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

One week after the 84th Legislature ended, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was in North Texas. He sat down for a one-on-one interview with NBC 5's Julie Fine to discuss a wide range of topics, including...

Jun 6, 2015

New Commission Studies Wrongful Convictions

New Commission Studies Wrongful Convictions

The efforts of lawmakers and the family of an inmate who was the state's first to be pardoned after death led to a new commission that will examine wrongful convictions.

Jun 3, 2015

Allstate to Offer Insurance For Drivers Using Apps

Allstate to Offer Insurance For Drivers Using Apps

Allstate will start insuring drivers who pick up passengers through ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.

Jun 2, 2015

Abbott Signs Bills Aimed at Easing Traffic Congestion

Abbott Signs Bills Aimed at Easing Traffic Congestion

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a trip to North Texas and signed bills that will help to invest more on roads.

Jun 2, 2015

Strong-Armed TX Lawmaker Leaves Gavels in Pieces

Strong-Armed TX Lawmaker Leaves Gavels in Pieces

At 5 feet 5 inches tall, Kenneth Sheets is one of the smallest members of the Texas Legislature. But he's managed to break six solid, walnut gavels this session on days he's been called upon to preside over the...

Jun 1, 2015

Abbott: TX Won't Legalize Pot Under His Watch

Abbott: TX Won't Legalize Pot Under His Watch

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas won't legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use for as long as he's in office.

Jun 1, 2015

Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session

Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session

The final gavel has fallen on the Texas Legislature's 2015 session.

Jun 1, 2015

TX House Public Education Chief Announces Retirement

TX House Public Education Chief Announces Retirement

Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, the head of the powerful House Public Education Committee, is retiring.

Jun 1, 2015

Cannabis Oil Legalized to Fight Seizures

Cannabis Oil Legalized to Fight Seizures

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday will join more than a dozen other U.S. governors who have signed nearly identical legislation in the past year.

May 31, 2015

TX Senate Okays Handguns on College Campuses

TX Senate Okays Handguns on College Campuses

The so-called "campus carry" bill was a priority for gun rights activists, even though top universities statewide opposed it.