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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Texas Approves Bill to Allow Guns Near School in Parked Cars

Texas Approves Bill to Allow Guns Near School in Parked Cars

Texas lawmakers have voted to allow handgun permit holders to have guns in their parked cars outside schools.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Texas Law Boosts Security for Judges

Texas Law Boosts Security for Judges

Texas will beef up security for judges under a bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott after an Austin judge was wounded but survived an alleged assassination attempt.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Texas Passes Softened Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

Texas Passes Softened Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature has approved a weakened voter ID law and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Fading as Legislative Session Wraps Up

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Fading as Legislative Session Wraps Up

Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people caught in a clash between mainstream Republicans and the most conservative wing of the party...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues -- including Google and the NFL --...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas Set to Embrace New Abortion Restrictions

Texas Set to Embrace New Abortion Restrictions

A sweeping new anti-abortion bill in Texas that includes a provision already blocked by federal courts is heading to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas OKs Requiring Schools to Teach Sex Abuse Prevention

Texas OKs Requiring Schools to Teach Sex Abuse Prevention

Texas children as young as 5 could soon be taught how to better ward off sex abuse.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas Legislature Passes Letting First Responders Carry Guns

Texas Legislature Passes Letting First Responders Carry Guns

A bill allowing volunteer firefighters and first responders to bring their guns into restricted areas has cleared the state Legislature.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas OKs Bill Allowing Donations to Help Analyze Rape Kits

Texas OKs Bill Allowing Donations to Help Analyze Rape Kits

The Texas Legislature has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Gov. Abbott Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Gov. Abbott Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas' fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation.