Complete coverage of the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature.

Feb 11, 2013

NBC 5 Flash Survey Results

NBC 5 Flash Survey Results

See results of NBC 5 Flash Survey questions about the 83rd Legislative session in Austin.

Oct 23, 2013

Abortion Providers Ask Judge to Halt Texas Law

Abortion Providers Ask Judge to Halt Texas Law

A federal judge says he'll get an opinion out as quickly as he can and that he knows the clock is ticking.

Aug 29, 2013

New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1

New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1

On Sunday, Sept. 1, several new traffic and criminl laws will go into effect across the state of Texas.

Oct 29, 2013

Legislature Adjourns Third Special Session

Legislature Adjourns Third Special Session

The Texas Legislature ended its third special session Monday after passing a bill and a proposed constitutional amendment that would boost spending for roads and bridge.

Aug 4, 2013

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

State lawmakers will begin working soon on a way to pay for road construction in a third Special Session of the 2013 Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Rick Perry (R) Texas.

Jul 31, 2013

Absent Legislators Slow Decision on Transportation Funding

Absent Legislators Slow Decision on Transportation Funding

A third special session has been called to deal with funding transportation projects -- but legislators aren't showing up.

Jul 29, 2013

Third Special Session for Legislature Possible

Third Special Session for Legislature Possible

A proposed constitutional amendment boosting funding for roads and transportation infrastructure by more than $840 annually garnered just 84 votes in the Texas House late Monday, 16 fewer than it needed...

Jul 29, 2013

Legislature Set to Pass Transportation Funding

Legislature Set to Pass Transportation Funding

The Texas Legislature is expected to finally pass a proposed constitutional amendment to boost funding for roads and bridges.

Jul 25, 2013

Legislature Looks to Finish Transportation Funding Bill

Legislature Looks to Finish Transportation Funding Bill

The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction.

Feb 12, 2014

Perry Signs Abortion Restriction Bill

Perry Signs Abortion Restriction Bill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed sweeping new abortion restrictions that sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol into law. Perry signed the legislation at a ceremony Thursday morning.