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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.

May 22, 2015

Things to Know About the Next TX Budget

Things to Know About the Next TX Budget

The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott spends lavishly on border security, defunds one of Rick Perry's signature initiatives and includes the biggest tax cuts in a decade.

May 22, 2015

Fracking to Resume in Denton After New State Law

Fracking to Resume in Denton After New State Law

A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed, a day after Gov. Greg Abbott signed those limits into law, that it will frack new wells in...

May 22, 2015

TX House Passes Biker Safety Bill Days After Shooting

TX House Passes Biker Safety Bill Days After Shooting

Texas lawmakers have approved motorcycle safety legislation that supporters say was going to be discussed at the biker's meeting in Waco where a deadly shootout erupted.