Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 29, 2015

TX Lawmakers Vote to End High School Steroids Testing

TX Lawmakers Vote to End High School Steroids Testing

Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years.

May 28, 2015

Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

There will not be a texting and driving ban this legislative session. A bill that would have outlawed texting and driving statewide never made it for a vote in the Texas Senate.

May 28, 2015

State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend.

May 28, 2015

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it for a likely Friday vote to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 28, 2015

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it for a likely Friday vote to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 28, 2015

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday's deadline.

May 28, 2015

Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a pre-K boost that was among his top campaign promises but has underwhelmed educators.

May 27, 2015

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer.

May 27, 2015

Police Opposition Stalls Open Carry Handgun Bill

Police Opposition Stalls Open Carry Handgun Bill

Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas.

May 27, 2015

Texas Bill Seeks to Curb Shark Finning

Texas Bill Seeks to Curb Shark Finning

Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that bans the sale of shark fins in Texas, a move aimed at curbing the practice of cutting off the fins and tail and releasing the fish to die.