Complete coverage 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.

Mar 25, 2015

House OKs Ban on Texting While Driving

House OKs Ban on Texting While Driving

The Texas House has approved a statewide ban on texting while driving, advancing a plan that cleared the Legislature previously but fell victim to a gubernatorial veto -- and may face a similar fate this time.

Mar 24, 2015

Texas Bill Would Limit Local Anti-Fracking Ordinances

Texas Bill Would Limit Local Anti-Fracking Ordinances

A bill that would limit cities and towns from passing local ordinances restricting oil and gas drilling and exploration is headed to the full Senate.

Mar 19, 2015

Border Security Bill Clears Texas House

Border Security Bill Clears Texas House

Plans to hire hundreds of new state troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of a sweeping border security measure that has cleared the state House.

Mar 19, 2015

Texas Closer to Allowing Guns on Campus

Texas Closer to Allowing Guns on Campus

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a proposal allowing people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

Mar 18, 2015

House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

Hiring hundreds of new troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of sweeping border security measures tentatively passed Wednesday by the House, but closing a $300 million gulf with Senate proposals...

Mar 18, 2015

Open Carry Bill Goes to Texas House

Open Carry Bill Goes to Texas House

Members of the Texas House are debating proposals to allow concealed carry of handguns on college campuses and open carry everywhere else.

Mar 17, 2015

Plan to Grade Schools A-F Heads to Senate

Plan to Grade Schools A-F Heads to Senate

A plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate.

Mar 16, 2015

Texas Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

Texas Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing licensed open carry of handguns in the state.

Mar 16, 2015

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

State senators are renewing discussion on a divisive immigration bill banning so-called "sanctuary cities."