Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that bans the sale of shark fins in Texas, a move aimed at curbing the practice of cutting off the fins and tail and releasing the fish to die.
The largest law enforcement group in Texas wants lawmakers to drop a restriction on police powers from a bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns.
The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and buildings.
The Texas Senate has preliminarily passed a $300 million border security bill -- one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.
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.
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.
Texas House to hear rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children.
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.
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.
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.