Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Jun 18, 2015

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders

Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill aiming to protect first responders from communicable diseases.

Jun 16, 2015

UT to Review All Academic Support Services For Athletes

UT to Review All Academic Support Services For Athletes

University of Texas President Greg Fenves says an investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in men's basketball could take a "couple of months," and he's ordered a broader review of academic services...

Jun 15, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs $3.8B Tax Cut

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs $3.8B Tax Cut

Governor Greg Abbott signed into law, June 15, $3.8 billion in tax cuts for businesses and, potentially, for homeowners.

Jun 16, 2015

Abbott Stops at Gun Range to Sign Bill

Abbott Stops at Gun Range to Sign Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else.

Jun 11, 2015

Governor Abbot Signs "Pastor Protection" Bill

Governor Abbot Signs "Pastor Protection" Bill

Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed a "pastor protection" law June 11 that comes ahead of an impending U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

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...