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Jul 31, 2019

'Dennis Bonnen Lied': Activist Calls Out Texas House Speaker

'Dennis Bonnen Lied': Activist Calls Out Texas House Speaker

Michael Quinn Sullivan, the hardline conservative activist who accused House Speaker Dennis Bonnen of targeting fellow Republicans in next year's primary, threatened to release audio of the meeting if Bonnen did...

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 17, 2019

Abbott Signs Bill Requesting Study on I-27 Expansion

Abbott Signs Bill Requesting Study on I-27 Expansion

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill ordering the Texas Department of Transportation to study the possibility of extending Interstate 27

Jun 11, 2019

Texas Eases Squeeze on Kids' Lemonade Stands

Texas Eases Squeeze on Kids' Lemonade Stands

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill that allows children to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police.

Jun 10, 2019

Texas Law Allows Dining With Dogs in Certain Areas

Texas Law Allows Dining With Dogs in Certain Areas

Texas restaurants may soon welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas under a new state law that allows patrons to bring their furry friends at a business' discretion.

Jun 5, 2019

Pipeline Safety Bill Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Pipeline Safety Bill Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Pipeline safety bill to increase safety and reduce the risk of another life being lost in a pipeline explosion passes.

Jun 4, 2019

Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners To Be Extended

Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners To Be Extended

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says the State Board of Plumbing Examiners will be extended two years, preventing the state agency that regulates and manages the licensing of plumbers from shutting down Sept. 1.

Jun 4, 2019

Gov. Abbott Signs Bills to Help Victims of Sex Crimes

Gov. Abbott Signs Bills to Help Victims of Sex Crimes

Gov. Greg Abbott will be in North Texas Tuesday to sign five bills into law, each of which is designed to help the victims of sex crimes.

Jun 3, 2019

TX Plumbers Soon Won't Need a License; What it Means for You

TX Plumbers Soon Won't Need a License; What it Means for You

The agency that oversees plumbing in Texas will be abolished beginning September 1, and state regulation for plumbers goes down the drain with it. Why plumbers statewide are calling this a huge safety risk.

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