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Aug 17, 2019

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Receives Stent After Heart Blockage

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Receives Stent After Heart Blockage

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has had a stent inserted in his chest after experiencing a heart blockage Thursday evening.

Aug 16, 2019

Rep. Joaquin Castro Responds to Gov. Abbott's Town Hall

Rep. Joaquin Castro Responds to Gov. Abbott's Town Hall

Rep. Joaquin Castro responded to Gov. Greg Abbott's Town Hall which addressed a wide range of topics, including gun safety.

Jul 3, 2019

Abbott Announces Special Election to Fill Johnson's Seat

Abbott Announces Special Election to Fill Johnson's Seat

A special election to fill the Texas House seat vacated when former Rep. Eric Johnson was elected Dallas mayor will be held Nov. 5, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says.

Jun 12, 2019

Gov. Abbott Signs Tax Reform Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Tax Reform Into Law

Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2 today, which delivers significant property tax reforms.

Jun 2, 2019

Gov. Abbott Signs State Ban on Red-Light Traffic Cameras

Gov. Abbott Signs State Ban on Red-Light Traffic Cameras

With the swipe of a pen, Governor Greg Abbott officially put the brakes on red light traffic cameras in Texas. Saturday, he posted a video showing him signing House Bill 1631, banning the controversial...

May 27, 2019

Texas Lawmakers Approve Safe Gun Storage Program Despite NRA

Texas Lawmakers Approve Safe Gun Storage Program Despite NRA

Lawmakers in Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage.

May 26, 2019

Lawmakers Back Off Plan to Spend $100M for Border Protection

Lawmakers Back Off Plan to Spend $100M for Border Protection

After Democrats strenuously complained, lawmakers in both chambers on Sunday killed a plan to spend $100 million to pay for surge operations at the U.S.-Mexico border this summer.

May 22, 2019

Texas Senate Restores Key Part of Child Sex Abuse Bill

Texas Senate Restores Key Part of Child Sex Abuse Bill

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions.

May 19, 2019

Texas Church Opens New Sanctuary 18 Months After Massacre

Texas Church Opens New Sanctuary 18 Months After Massacre

A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass...

May 16, 2019

CBD, Hemp Bill One Step Closer to Legalization in Texas

CBD, Hemp Bill One Step Closer to Legalization in Texas

A bill that would legalize CBD oil in Texas passed through the Senate Wednesday night with amendments. Now the bill with the amendments must be passed by the House.

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