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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Rep. Helen Giddings on Her Greatest Accomplishment

Rep. Helen Giddings on Her Greatest Accomplishment

Representative Helen Giddings details why alcohol free zones mean so much to her.

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Texas House Faces Uncertain Future With New Speaker

Texas House Faces Uncertain Future With New Speaker

The future direction of the Texas House of Representatives is in question just two days after Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) suddenly announced he's done after his current term.

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

Texas Pushes for Court to Allow Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Texas Pushes for Court to Allow Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Speaker Straus Wants Confederate Plaque Out of Texas Capitol

Speaker Straus Wants Confederate Plaque Out of Texas Capitol

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque on display at the Texas Capitol, according to a post on the lawmaker's Facebook page.

Monday, Sep 4, 2017

Litterbugs Now Face Penalties in Texas

Litterbugs Now Face Penalties in Texas

A new state law is in effect aimed at stopping people from littering and the solution may lie in putting offenders to work.

Monday, Aug 21, 2017

60 Immigrants Found in Refrigerated Truck Trailer in Texas

60 Immigrants Found in Refrigerated Truck Trailer in Texas

Sixty immigrants have been found in a load of ice-covered broccoli in a refrigerated trailer that was searched at a South Texas border checkpoint, federal officials said Monday.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott says the state of Texas is better off because of the special session that just concluded. Although just 10 of the 20 items he called a priority actually made it to his desk, Abbott...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Lawmakers React to Sudden Ending of Special Session

Lawmakers React to Sudden Ending of Special Session

North Texas lawmakers are back in their home districts after the surprise ending to the legislature's special session.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Governor Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Not Coming Back

Texas Governor Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Not Coming Back

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House.