Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a pre-K boost that was among his top campaign promises but has underwhelmed educators.
Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer.
Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas.
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.
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.
The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and buildings.
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.
The Texas Senate has voted to extend a deal with the University of Texas allowing the school to accept new students whose grades don't rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.
The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty.
Texas House to hear rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children.