The next legislative session in Austin could turn out to be a real dog fight. Literally.
Lawmakers will consider the question of whether counties and cities have the power to impose bans on certain breeds of dogs, such as Rottweilers and Pit Bulls, the Star-Telegram reported today.
Last session, lawmakers passed a bill that would hold owners responsible when their dogs injure or kill somebody, but breed-specific legislation did not go anywhere.
But the breed-specific legislation is a sleeping dog that probably won't be left to lie as Watauga, Grapevine and other North Texas towns have to do deal with violent dog-related incidents.