Complete coverage of the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature.

Jul 1, 2013

Davis Weighing Future Political Plans

Davis Weighing Future Political Plans

State Sen. Wendy Davis hasn't decided whether she'll run for another office.

Jun 29, 2013

Dewhurst: Abortion Bill Won't Fail Again

Dewhurst: Abortion Bill Won't Fail Again

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to speak Saturday at the National Right to Life conference near Dallas.

Jun 27, 2013

Wendy Davis' Political Star on the Rise

Wendy Davis' Political Star on the Rise

State Senator Wendy Davis was in the spotlight across the country as she led a more than 12-hour filibuster effort to kill a contentious and sweeping abortion bill.

Jun 26, 2013

Filibuster Makes St. Sen. Wendy Davis a National Star

Filibuster Makes St. Sen. Wendy Davis a National Star

As she spoke late into the night railing against proposed abortion restrictions, a former Texas teen mom catapulted from little-known junior state senator to national political superstar in pink running

Jun 27, 2013

Step-by-Step Replay of Filibuster Chaos

Step-by-Step Replay of Filibuster Chaos

The Senate gallery was packed for the filibuster during the special session of the Texas Legislature Tuesday, here's a step-by-step replay of the chaos that clouded the end of the session.

Feb 12, 2014

Perry Calls 2nd Special Session of Texas Legislature

Perry Calls 2nd Special Session of Texas Legislature

Texas Gov. Rick Perry called a second special session of the state legislature — an unsurprising move that will let the Republican majority pass controversial new abortion restrictions.

Jun 26, 2013

Final Hours of Legislative Session Descends to Chaos

Final Hours of Legislative Session Descends to Chaos

The final hours of Texas' special legislative session descended into chaos overnight as hundreds of protesters yelled to drown out the vote on a tough abortion restrictions bill.

Jun 26, 2013
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By Greg Janda

Scenes From Texas Senate Bill 5 Filibuster

Hundreds of protestors and an hours-long filibuster by Sen. See Full Gallery

Jun 26, 2013

Filibuster Star Davis Described as "Total Fighter"

Filibuster Star Davis Described as "Total Fighter"

Sen. Wendy Davis has earned a reputation for being willing to spar with the state dominant political party and its leaders.

Jun 26, 2013

Texas Abortion Bill Fails After "People's Filibuster"

Texas Abortion Bill Fails After "People's Filibuster"

Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing Senate Bill 5, one of the toughest abortion measures in the country. As the protesters raised...