Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 26, 2015

Senate Extends Admissions Deal with University of Texas

Senate Extends Admissions Deal with University of Texas

The Texas Senate has voted to extend a deal with the University of Texas allowing the school to accept new students whose grades don't rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.

May 26, 2015

Texas Legislature Doubles Benefit for Line-of-Duty Deaths

Texas Legislature Doubles Benefit for Line-of-Duty Deaths

The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty.

May 26, 2015

House Scraps Shielding Blocked Gay Adoptions

House Scraps Shielding Blocked Gay Adoptions

Texas House to hear rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children.

May 26, 2015

Texas Lt. Gov. Declares "John Wayne Day"

Texas Lt. Gov. Declares "John Wayne Day"

Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.

May 25, 2015

TX Proposal Would Limit Media Access to Public Records

TX Proposal Would Limit Media Access to Public Records

The Texas lawmaker who wanted to bar media access to the names of people involved in traffic accidents now says it probably won't survive a court challenge and will likely be dropped.

May 25, 2015

Alamo Preservation Bill Heads to Gov. Abbott

Alamo Preservation Bill Heads to Gov. Abbott

It's now up to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how visitors remember the Alamo -- the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

May 25, 2015

Two Gun Rights Bills Expected to Get Final Votes

Two Gun Rights Bills Expected to Get Final Votes

The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature.

May 25, 2015

Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions Debate

Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions Debate

A hotly debated tightening of abortion rules for Texas teenagers -- which has already cleared the state House -- is slowing activity to a crawl in the Senate, where Democrats are using logistical tactics...

May 22, 2015

TX Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

TX Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

Texas Republicans pushing to pass the two major firearms bills of the legislative session have stumbled amid efforts to restrict police powers over people carrying handguns.

May 22, 2015

TX House Mulls Cutting Education Benefits for Vets

TX House Mulls Cutting Education Benefits for Vets

The Texas House has begun debating a bill to slash a free college tuition program for veterans and their children amid conservatives' calls that it is too costly to be sustainable.