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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Texas Senate Endorses Letting Home-Schoolers Play in UIL

Texas Senate Endorses Letting Home-Schoolers Play in UIL

A bill allowing home-schooled students to play in UIL sports and other activities has passed through the Texas Senate.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support for 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support for 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving his first explicit support for the proposed 'bathroom bill'.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Texas House Orders Study Before Hogpocalypse

Texas House Orders Study Before Hogpocalypse

The Texas House has approved a bipartisan bill requiring further study before the state's agriculture commissioner can authorize the use of a poison he's boasted will trigger an "apocalypse" against the invasive...

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

TX Bill Aims to Punish 'Fake' Service Animal Use

TX Bill Aims to Punish 'Fake' Service Animal Use

There is a hearing at the Texas Capitol in Austin set for Monday about a proposed bill that would specifically forbid the act of passing a pet off as a trained service animal.

Friday, Apr 14, 2017

Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill to Start Next Week

Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill to Start Next Week

The Texas House will start debate next week over the so-called bathroom bill.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Texas Gets NJCAA Title Games Despite 'Bathroom Bill' Push

Texas Gets NJCAA Title Games Despite 'Bathroom Bill' Push

Texas will host six championships for the NJCAA, even though the organization previously expressed disapproval of the "bathroom bill" Texas lawmakers are considering.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Tough Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill Moves Closer to Approval

Tough Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill Moves Closer to Approval

A tough Texas bill cracking down on local police who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law is poised to clear a key legislative hurdle toward becoming law.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

House OKs Online Tracking System for Sex Assault Cases

House OKs Online Tracking System for Sex Assault Cases

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a hotly debated bill allowing county judges and other officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couple because of personal religious objections.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Texas Bill Lets Officials Deny Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

Texas Bill Lets Officials Deny Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a hotly debated bill allowing county judges and other officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couple because of personal religious objections.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Senate OKs Easing University Code Rules in Sex Assault Cases

Senate OKs Easing University Code Rules in Sex Assault Cases

The Texas Senate has approved exempting victims and witnesses of sexual assaults from being punished under university code of conduct rules for violations such as underage drinking on campus.