Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Mar 18, 2015

House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

Hiring hundreds of new troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of sweeping border security measures tentatively passed Wednesday by the House, but closing a $300 million gulf with Senate proposals...

Mar 18, 2015

Open Carry Bill Goes to Texas House

Open Carry Bill Goes to Texas House

Members of the Texas House are debating proposals to allow concealed carry of handguns on college campuses and open carry everywhere else.

Mar 17, 2015

Plan to Grade Schools A-F Heads to Senate

Plan to Grade Schools A-F Heads to Senate

A plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate.

Mar 16, 2015

Texas Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

Texas Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing licensed open carry of handguns in the state.

Mar 16, 2015

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

State senators are renewing discussion on a divisive immigration bill banning so-called "sanctuary cities."

Mar 15, 2015

Legislation Proposes to Modify Sunday Blue Laws in Texas

Legislation Proposes to Modify Sunday Blue Laws in Texas

Lawmakers are again pitching a series of bills meant to end or modify Sunday blue laws in Texas that place restrictions on the sale of vehicles and liquor.

Mar 15, 2015

What to Watch: House Trafficking Bill, Gun Bills in Senate?

What to Watch: House Trafficking Bill, Gun Bills in Senate?

Here are some other upcoming issues at the Texas Capitol.

Mar 13, 2015

Lawmaker Wants Limits on Recording Police

Lawmaker Wants Limits on Recording Police

A Republican Texas lawmaker wants to create strict buffer zones between police and "independent bloggers" who record police activity.

Mar 12, 2015

State Senators Mull Plan to Rate Schools Using Letter Grades

State Senators Mull Plan to Rate Schools Using Letter Grades

State senators are discussing a much-watched plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F.

Mar 11, 2015

Texas Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

Texas Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

A legislator has scrapped his proposal preventing the government from burdening a person's free exercise of religion after opposition from Texas businesses.