Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Apr 28, 2015

TX Bill Would Prevent Subpoenas for Sermons

TX Bill Would Prevent Subpoenas for Sermons

The Texas Senate has voted to prohibit government entities from compelling pastors and other religious leaders to divulge the contents of their sermons.

Apr 23, 2015

Bill to Ban Texting and Driving Stalled in Senate Committee

Bill to Ban Texting and Driving Stalled in Senate Committee

An effort to ban texting and driving in Texas has stalled in the state legislature again. It's a bill that many Texas drivers say they want, but with six weeks left in the session it has not been heard in...

Apr 22, 2015

Red Light Cameras Could be Finished in Texas

Red Light Cameras Could be Finished in Texas

Texas could put red light cameras in the rearview mirror under a bill that has cleared the Texas Senate.

Apr 22, 2015

Texas Senate Passes Libel Protections for Journalists

Texas Senate Passes Libel Protections for Journalists

The Texas Senate has unanimously approved a measure to further shield journalists from libel lawsuits if they accurately report a whistleblower's allegations that turn out to be false.

Apr 15, 2015

Texas Teachers Upset About Bill on Compensation

Texas Teachers Upset About Bill on Compensation

Thousands of teachers have expressed opposition to a piece of legislation in the Texas House that would change the way raises are structured.

Apr 14, 2015

Texas House Mandates EKG Tests for H.S. Athletes

Texas House Mandates EKG Tests for H.S. Athletes

The Texas House has preliminarily approved requiring high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing for possible degenerative heart problems before participating in campus sports.

Apr 14, 2015

Texas Bill Would Tighten Law for Teenage Abortions

Texas Bill Would Tighten Law for Teenage Abortions

Weatherford Republican Rep. Phil King says a process allowing pregnant teenagers to seek a court's permission -- instead of their parents' -- to have an abortion is "far from a best practice."

Apr 14, 2015

Bill Banning Local Fracking Bans Delayed in TX House

Bill Banning Local Fracking Bans Delayed in TX House

A floor technicality has temporarily derailed a bill seeking to overturn a highly-publicized local ban on hydraulic fracturing approved by Denton voters while ensuring that other communities don't follow suit.

Apr 9, 2015

House Panel Votes to Raise Juvenile Criminal Age to 18

House Panel Votes to Raise Juvenile Criminal Age to 18

A proposal to change the state's definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system is on its way to the Texas House.

Apr 9, 2015

Texas House Passes Abbott's Pre-K Plan

Texas House Passes Abbott's Pre-K Plan

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's limited pre-K makeover plan -- one of his top priorities -- is a step closer to becoming law, having cleared the Texas House.