Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 8, 2015

TX House Votes to Keep Daylight Savings

TX House Votes to Keep Daylight Savings

A Texas House push to exclude the state from observing daylight saving time has collapsed amid concerns that doing so would make residents choose between going to church and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

May 8, 2015

Unprecedented Week for Pot Reforms in Texas

Unprecedented Week for Pot Reforms in Texas

Three bills in the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature that would decriminalize pot or legalize a marijuana oil to treat seizures all advanced.

May 7, 2015

Texas Could Relax Airport/CHL Laws

Texas Could Relax Airport/CHL Laws

In Texas, it seems almost as common for travelers in airport security lines to forget they are carrying a handgun as it is for them to fail to take off their belts or shoes.

May 7, 2015

Texas House Votes to Expand Rules on Raw Milk Sales

Texas House Votes to Expand Rules on Raw Milk Sales

The Texas House has voted to expand rules governing raw milk to allow producers to sell it at farmers' markets or customers' homes.

May 6, 2015

TX House Committee OKs Marijuana Legalization Bill

TX House Committee OKs Marijuana Legalization Bill

A proposal seeking full legalization of marijuana on religious grounds has cleared an unlikely legislative hurdle.

May 6, 2015

Texas Lawmakers OK Abortion Bills with Little Debate

Texas Lawmakers OK Abortion Bills with Little Debate

Abortion is again seizing the spotlight at the Texas Capitol -- but largely only in small doses and mostly without the heated debate and emotion of last session.

May 6, 2015

Texas Pro Teams Could Soon Hold Raffles for Cash

Texas Pro Teams Could Soon Hold Raffles for Cash

The Texas Senate has approved letting pro sport franchises conduct charitable raffles that include cash prizes.

May 6, 2015

Texas Rep., Gay Son Split Over Discrimination Bill

Texas Rep., Gay Son Split Over Discrimination Bill

A Texas lawmaker and his son, an HIV-positive gay activist, are split over a bill that would repeal ordinances banning discrimination.

May 6, 2015

Senate OKs Cutting Tuition Benefits for Vets

Senate OKs Cutting Tuition Benefits for Vets

The Texas Senate has approved slashing higher education benefits for veterans who are given free tuition for military service.

May 5, 2015

Bill Expands Requirements for DUI Drivers

Bill Expands Requirements for DUI Drivers

Under a bill that has passed the Texas House, convicted drunken drivers whose licenses are suspended may still drive -- but only while sober.