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Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Texas DA Wants Grand Jury Review of Death Involving Deputy

Texas DA Wants Grand Jury Review of Death Involving Deputy

A Texas district attorney wants a grand jury to review the death of a man who was restrained by an off-duty sheriff's deputy and her husband during a late-night confrontation outside of a Houston-area...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott's Special Session List Has Some Suprises

Gov. Abbott's Special Session List Has Some Suprises

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered lawmakers back to work in Austin for a special session that begins July 18. There's a laundry list of issues Abbott wants addressed, including the bathroom bill and property...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session

Gov. Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special session of the state legislature Tuesday and listed his priorities for lawmakers to address.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Raw Video: Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Legislative Session

Raw Video: Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was recalling lawmakers to Austin for a special session of the state Legislature.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas.

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Gov. Abbott Revives Bathroom Bill in Special Session

Gov. Abbott Revives Bathroom Bill in Special Session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is reviving a so-called "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people after the last try ended with Republican lawmakers angry and deadlocked.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Session

Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Session

The office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was recalling lawmakers to Austin for a special session of the state Legislature.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi Speaks Out on House Floor Scuffle

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi Speaks Out on House Floor Scuffle

A North Texas lawmaker who was in the middle of the near fight on the House floor after calling immigration officers on protesters is speaking out about the incident.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Raw Video: State Rep. Matt Rinaldi on Legislative Session

Raw Video: State Rep. Matt Rinaldi on Legislative Session

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, discusses the recent legislative session, his role in a fight on the House floor, and looks ahead to the 2018 re-election campaign.