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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Texas House Speaker: Tough Decisions Ahead

Texas House Speaker: Tough Decisions Ahead

There may be fewer dollars available for the Texas legislative budget this year, and the speaker of the Texas House believes there could be tough choices ahead.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Texas Legislature Could Consider Bathroom Bill

Texas Legislature Could Consider Bathroom Bill

Six weeks before the Texas legislature begins, Texas lawmakers are drafting legislation that includes several so-called bathroom bills.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Portrait Honors Nation's Oldest Living Veteran

Portrait Honors Nation's Oldest Living Veteran

An artist known for painting more than 300 portraits of fallen soldiers presented a portrait to the nation's oldest living veteran, Richard Overton of Austin, who turned 110 in May.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016

UT Professors Try To Stop Campus Carry Law

UT Professors Try To Stop Campus Carry Law

Several professors at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to stop a law from coming to effect. This law is the Texas Campus Carry Law - allowing licensed concealed gun permit holders to carry...

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

TX Lawmakers Working on Abortion Bills for Next Session

TX Lawmakers Working on Abortion Bills for Next Session

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned H.B. 2, Texas lawmakers are getting ready for another battle in the state legislature.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

Texas Lawmakers Prepare for Legislative Session

Texas Lawmakers Prepare for Legislative Session

The Texas Legislature session is still six months away, but lawmakers are already at work on bills about issues that have already surfaced.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Texas Candidate Sent Nude Photos Using Work Email

Texas Candidate Sent Nude Photos Using Work Email

Documents show that a female El Paso candidate for county tax assessor-collector was once punished and reprimanded for sending pornographic emails from her county work account.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

7-Foot Gator Found Behind Texas Home

7-Foot Gator Found Behind Texas Home

When a seven-foot alligator crawled out of a pond behind a house in suburban Houston and started eyeing the family dog, it was time to call for help.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

TX Children Tied Outside Had Hundreds of Scars, Injuries

TX Children Tied Outside Had Hundreds of Scars, Injuries

Authorities say two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home had suffered hundreds of scars and injuries from months, perhaps years of abuse.