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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Texas Senate Votes to OK Contentious 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill

Texas Senate Votes to OK Contentious 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill

The Texas Senate on Tuesday night preliminarily approved an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill punishing local governments that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities, as state Republicans look...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Legislature to Consider 'Tim Tebow Bill' for Home-Schoolers

Legislature to Consider 'Tim Tebow Bill' for Home-Schoolers

A bill under consideration in Austin would allow students who are home-schooled to play on public school sports teams and participate in all other University Interscholastic League activities.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

FW State Rep. Geren Does Double-Duty as Stock Show VP

FW State Rep. Geren Does Double-Duty as Stock Show VP

State Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, made almost daily flights to Austin over the past three weeks so that he could fulfill his duties as a lawmaker and as a leader at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

TX House Speaker Calls to Scrap Straight-Ticket Voting

TX House Speaker Calls to Scrap Straight-Ticket Voting

House Speaker Joe Straus is calling to end Texas' system of straight-ticket voting, making him the only top Republican in the state to publicly endorse the idea.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Gov. Abbott Calls for Emergency Action to Fix CPS

Gov. Abbott Calls for Emergency Action to Fix CPS

Gov. Greg Abbott is again calling for major changes to the state's Child Protective Services (CPS) agency.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Abbott Echoes Trump with 'Sanctuary City' Crackdown

Abbott Echoes Trump with 'Sanctuary City' Crackdown

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday embraced President Donald Trump's proposed crackdowns on so-called "sanctuary cities" but didn't mention the president's recent order for a partial immigration ban as Muslim...

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Abbott Tells Lawmakers to Fix CPS, Ban 'Sanctuary Cities'

Abbott Tells Lawmakers to Fix CPS, Ban 'Sanctuary Cities'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) delivered his State of the State address in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol Tuesday morning.

Monday, Jan 30, 2017

TX Woman on Mission for Bill Prohibiting Texting and Driving

TX Woman on Mission for Bill Prohibiting Texting and Driving

For the fourth time, two Texas lawmakers will try to get a bill prohibiting texting and driving passed.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017

North Texas Parents Fight for School Choice

North Texas Parents Fight for School Choice

North Texas parents who have children in public charter schools are coming together to show their support for school choice.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Texas Governor Says 'Sanctuary' Jail Will Cost Sheriff Job

Texas Governor Says 'Sanctuary' Jail Will Cost Sheriff Job

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is escalating a standoff with Austin's sheriff over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies and now says he will seek new laws to remove her from office.