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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new vote on...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017

LEOs, Sex Assault Experts Lobby Against 'Bathroom Bill'

LEOs, Sex Assault Experts Lobby Against 'Bathroom Bill'

Law enforcement officers, sexual assault experts and other officials from around the state of Texas spent Tuesday morning speaking out against the 'Bathroom Bill' currently up for debate in the Texas...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017

House Speaker Joe Straus Talks Special Session Priorities

House Speaker Joe Straus Talks Special Session Priorities

NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine talks with House Speaker Joe Straus about his priorities in the special session and his opposition to the "bathroom bill."

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Local Tree Ordinances May Be Cut Down In Austin

Local Tree Ordinances May Be Cut Down In Austin

A battle is brewing in Austin over whether cities should be able to regulate trees that are on private property.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House Opposition

Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House Opposition

A Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Opponents Line Up to Slam Fast-Tracked Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Opponents Line Up to Slam Fast-Tracked Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Hundreds of people lined up to oppose a revised Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people being rushed through the state Senate.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Discusses Special Session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Discusses Special Session

During the first week of the Texas Legislature's special session, Gov. Greg Abbott talked to NBC 5 about his priorities and the proposed bathroom legislation.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

TX Senate to Convene After Midnight Thursday for Sunset Bill

TX Senate to Convene After Midnight Thursday for Sunset Bill

In an unusual move, the Texas Senate will meet at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to speed up final passage of a sunset bill.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Texas Legislature Begins Special Session

Texas Legislature Begins Special Session

A special legislative session in Texas ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott began Tuesday with loud protests over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, renewed hostilities about a crackdown...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

The Texas Legislature has opened its special session with Republicans vowing to pass a transgender "bathroom bill" and other conservative priorities in record time and outnumbered Democrats trying to stall.