Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 28, 2015

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it for a likely Friday vote to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 28, 2015

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it for a likely Friday vote to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 28, 2015

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday's deadline.

May 28, 2015

Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a pre-K boost that was among his top campaign promises but has underwhelmed educators.

May 27, 2015

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer.

May 27, 2015

Police Opposition Stalls Open Carry Handgun Bill

Police Opposition Stalls Open Carry Handgun Bill

Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas.

May 27, 2015

Texas Bill Seeks to Curb Shark Finning

Texas Bill Seeks to Curb Shark Finning

Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that bans the sale of shark fins in Texas, a move aimed at curbing the practice of cutting off the fins and tail and releasing the fish to die.

May 27, 2015

TX Police Groups Oppose Portion of Open Carry Bill

TX Police Groups Oppose Portion of Open Carry Bill

The largest law enforcement group in Texas wants lawmakers to drop a restriction on police powers from a bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns.

May 27, 2015

Concealed Campus Carry Gets TX House Approval

Concealed Campus Carry Gets TX House Approval

The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and buildings.

May 26, 2015

Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

The Texas Senate has preliminarily passed a $300 million border security bill -- one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.