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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.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017

Gov. Abbott Signs Texas' 2018-2019 $218B Budget

Gov. Abbott Signs Texas' 2018-2019 $218B Budget

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Texas' 2018-2019 budget into law Monday, but not before vetoing $120 million in spending.

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Texas DA Wants Grand Jury Review of Death Involving Deputy

Texas DA Wants Grand Jury Review of Death Involving Deputy

A Texas district attorney wants a grand jury to review the death of a man who was restrained by an off-duty sheriff's deputy and her husband during a late-night confrontation outside of a Houston-area...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott's Special Session List Has Some Suprises

Gov. Abbott's Special Session List Has Some Suprises

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered lawmakers back to work in Austin for a special session that begins July 18. There's a laundry list of issues Abbott wants addressed, including the bathroom bill and property...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session

Gov. Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special session of the state legislature Tuesday and listed his priorities for lawmakers to address.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Raw Video: Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Legislative Session

Raw Video: Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was recalling lawmakers to Austin for a special session of the state Legislature.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas.

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Gov. Abbott Revives Bathroom Bill in Special Session

Gov. Abbott Revives Bathroom Bill in Special Session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is reviving a so-called "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people after the last try ended with Republican lawmakers angry and deadlocked.