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Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Local Tree Ordinances May Be Cut Down In Austin

Local Tree Ordinances May Be Cut Down In Austin

A battle is brewing in Austin over whether cities should be able to regulate trees that are on private property.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House Opposition

Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House Opposition

A Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Opponents Line Up to Slam Fast-Tracked Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Opponents Line Up to Slam Fast-Tracked Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Hundreds of people lined up to oppose a revised Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people being rushed through the state Senate.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Discusses Special Session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Discusses Special Session

During the first week of the Texas Legislature's special session, Gov. Greg Abbott talked to NBC 5 about his priorities and the proposed bathroom legislation.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

TX Senate to Convene After Midnight Thursday for Sunset Bill

TX Senate to Convene After Midnight Thursday for Sunset Bill

In an unusual move, the Texas Senate will meet at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to speed up final passage of a sunset bill.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Texas Legislature Begins Special Session

Texas Legislature Begins Special Session

A special legislative session in Texas ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott began Tuesday with loud protests over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, renewed hostilities about a crackdown...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

The Texas Legislature has opened its special session with Republicans vowing to pass a transgender "bathroom bill" and other conservative priorities in record time and outnumbered Democrats trying to stall.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Transgender Texan Posts Photo with Gov. Abbott to Decry Bill

Transgender Texan Posts Photo with Gov. Abbott to Decry Bill

A transgender Texan has posted an all-smiles picture with Gov. Greg Abbott to protest a "bathroom bill" that state lawmakers will again consider during a special legislative session beginning Tuesday.

Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Swords, Daggers and Machetes Soon Legal to Carry in Texas

Swords, Daggers and Machetes Soon Legal to Carry in Texas

A new law on knives in Texas means long knives like swords, daggers and even machetes soon will be legal to carry in public.

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017

Texas House Speaker Didn't Want Suicide Over 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas House Speaker Didn't Want Suicide Over 'Bathroom Bill'

The Republican speaker of the Texas House says he didn't want a "suicide" on his hands over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that Gov. Greg Abbott has told lawmakers to revive.