Complete coverage of the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature.

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.

Jul 9, 2013

Texas House Provisionally Approves Abortion Bill

Texas House Provisionally Approves Abortion Bill

The Texas House on Tuesday night provisionally approved tough new abortion restrictions, making good on a third attempt to pass the measure this year. Activists on both sides of the issue from across the...

Feb 12, 2014

Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote

Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote

The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across Texas. Lawmakers will have a chance to debate the...