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Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Speaker Straus Wants Confederate Plaque Out of Texas Capitol

Speaker Straus Wants Confederate Plaque Out of Texas Capitol

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque on display at the Texas Capitol, according to a post on the lawmaker's Facebook page.

Monday, Sep 4, 2017

Litterbugs Now Face Penalties in Texas

Litterbugs Now Face Penalties in Texas

A new state law is in effect aimed at stopping people from littering and the solution may lie in putting offenders to work.

Monday, Aug 21, 2017

60 Immigrants Found in Refrigerated Truck Trailer in Texas

60 Immigrants Found in Refrigerated Truck Trailer in Texas

Sixty immigrants have been found in a load of ice-covered broccoli in a refrigerated trailer that was searched at a South Texas border checkpoint, federal officials said Monday.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott says the state of Texas is better off because of the special session that just concluded. Although just 10 of the 20 items he called a priority actually made it to his desk, Abbott...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Lawmakers React to Sudden Ending of Special Session

Lawmakers React to Sudden Ending of Special Session

North Texas lawmakers are back in their home districts after the surprise ending to the legislature's special session.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Governor Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Not Coming Back

Texas Governor Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Not Coming Back

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Special Session Whiffs on Top Conservative Priorities

Texas Special Session Whiffs on Top Conservative Priorities

Key conservative priorities fizzled yet again as Texas lawmakers abruptly concluded their month-long special legislative session, despite Republicans controlling both chambers and every statewide office.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Legislature Ends Special Session With No Bathroom Bill

Texas Legislature Ends Special Session With No Bathroom Bill

The Texas Legislature adjourned for good late Tuesday, ending its month-long special session a day early.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

The Texas Legislature has approved about $560 million in extra funding for schools and retired teachers.