A Senate panel has approved changes to Texas' strict voter ID law that includes tougher penalties for people found guilty of trying to get around the rules while casting a ballot.
The Texas Senate has approved several law enforcement measures, including a $25 million program to provide officers with bullet-resistant vests.
State Senators will hear testimony Monday on a bill that would increase funds for rape kit testing.
Texas lawmakers have filed hundreds of last-minute bills in their final chance to propose new laws for 2017.
State Senators and local representatives are in Austin hoping to give families who live in food desert communities more healthy options.
A new bill cracking down on the growing problem of improper teacher-student relationships in Texas has unanimously passed through the Senate.
House Bill 3158 is sponsored by State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, chairman of the House Pension Committee, who has been negotiating with Dallas leaders on the compromise plan for months.
A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" has cleared a first vote in Texas after 13 consecutive hours of public comment dominated by transgender-rights supporters who scolded the measure.
A bill that could solve the multi-billion dollar Dallas Police and Fire Pension crisis was filed in Austin Tuesday after months of negotiation.
The controversial Senate Bill Six, known as the "Bathroom Bill," takes center stage in Austin Tuesday.