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Monday, May 8, 2017

Pastor: Abbott Urges Churches to Back 'Bathroom Bill'

Pastor: Abbott Urges Churches to Back 'Bathroom Bill'

A pastor at a North Texas megachurch says Gov. Greg Abbott contacted him and leaders at nine other churches, urging them to drum up support for a hotly debated "bathroom bill" currently bottled up in the...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Protests and Growing Fallout Surrounds SB 4

Protests and Growing Fallout Surrounds SB 4

Protesters rallied outside Governor Greg Abbott’s mansion for hours after he signed SB 4 into law on Sunday. Protests are expected to resume Monday following the growing fallout in both Austin and in North...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Texas House Approves Eliminating Straight-Ticket Voting

Texas House Approves Eliminating Straight-Ticket Voting

The Texas House has approved a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting statewide.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Let Voters Decide Future of DCS

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Let Voters Decide Future of DCS

A bill that would shut down Dallas County Schools passed the Texas Senate after a very unusual exchange Thursday in Austin.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Texas Senate Votes to Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections

Texas Senate Votes to Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections

The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the state's mandatory safety inspections for most vehicles.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

TX Legislature Passes Ban on So-Called 'Sanctuary Cities'

TX Legislature Passes Ban on So-Called 'Sanctuary Cities'

The Texas Legislature on Wednesday passed a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" that allows police officers to ask about a person's immigration status and threatens sheriffs and police chiefs with jail time...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Dallas Citizens 'Pistol-Whipped' By Pension Bill: Mayor

Dallas Citizens 'Pistol-Whipped' By Pension Bill: Mayor

The Texas House unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make repairs to the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Texas House OKs Overhauling A-F School Accountability System

Texas House OKs Overhauling A-F School Accountability System

The Texas House has approved an overhaul of an academic accountability rating system that issues schools and school districts A to F letter grades.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Texas Legislature Fetes Former QB Tony Romo

Texas Legislature Fetes Former QB Tony Romo

The Texas Legislature is honoring retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, praising his character and humble roots almost as much as his football accomplishments.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

North Texas State Senators Working on DCS Compromise Bill

North Texas State Senators Working on DCS Compromise Bill

Two North Texas state senators are working on a compromise on a bill regarding Dallas County Schools.