Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Jul 12, 2013

Protesters Removed from Gallery as Senate Debates

Protesters Removed from Gallery as Senate Debates

Activists on both sides of the abortion bill issue are crowding the Texas State Capitol as lawmakers debate the controversial abortion bill.

Feb 12, 2014

Protesters Disrupt Debate on Abortion Bill

Protesters Disrupt Debate on Abortion Bill

With the Texas Senate poised to pass sweeping abortion restrictions, a protest briefly halted debate Friday night before the chamber's leader ordered officers to remove those disrupting the proceedings.

Jul 12, 2013

Texas Abortion Bill: What's at Stake

Texas Abortion Bill: What's at Stake

In case you're wondering why the proposed Texas abortion restrictions are a big deal to so many, here's a look at the legislation and what's at stake.

Jul 12, 2013

Senate Approves Roads, Criminal Justice Bills

Senate Approves Roads, Criminal Justice Bills

The Texas Legislature approved bills Thursday on road construction and mandatory life sentences for 17-year-olds who commit capital crimes.

Jul 11, 2013

Texas Senate Committee Passes Abortion Bill for Vote

Texas Senate Committee Passes Abortion Bill for Vote

A Senate committee in Austin moved the abortion bill through for a vote on Thursday. Those opposed to the bill made their voices heard in Austin.

Jul 12, 2013

Texas Senate Prepares Final Vote on Abortion Bill

Texas Senate Prepares Final Vote on Abortion Bill

The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from...

Jul 11, 2013

Senate to Vote on Road Building, Juvenile Justice Measures

Senate to Vote on Road Building, Juvenile Justice Measures

The Texas Senate is expected vote Thursday on key road building and criminal justice measures that have been overshadowed by the intense debate over abortion.

Jul 11, 2013

Abortion-Rights Rally Draws Big Fort Worth Crowd

Abortion-Rights Rally Draws Big Fort Worth Crowd

More than 1,400 activists attended a rally in Fort Worth that opposed abortion restrictions that passed the Texas House earlier in the day.

Jul 10, 2013

Opponents Say Bill Goes Beyond Abortion

Opponents Say Bill Goes Beyond Abortion

Opponents of House Bill 2 say the measure goes beyond abortion restrictions.

Jul 10, 2013

Texas House Approves Abortion Bill

Texas House Approves Abortion Bill

The Texas House passed new restrictions on when, how and where women may get an abortion.