A 24-year-old Austin man has been sentenced to 82 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he sought to join the Islamic State group.
New University of Texas President Greg Fenves says he is in favor of allowing beer sales at football games to enhance the fan experience.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus excused his chamber just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, shortly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, adjourned the upper chamber.
The Texas Legislature has abolished a technology incentive program that former Gov. Rick Perry used to distribute $200 million in taxpayer funds to Texas startups.
The House voted 98-47 to approve a measure that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their gun on public college campuses. It now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
The Legislature has approved a bill stripping public corruption cases from a unit tied to Rick Perry’s 2014 indictment. On Saturday, the House and Senate approved a compromise, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott.
The push to lower the age a criminal can be considered an adult in Texas was squelched today. Sen. John Whitmire (D) dropped from an amendment that would modify laws classifying 17-year-olds charged with crimes as adults.
Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years.
Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with State House lawmakers giving preliminary approval to the measure.
The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.
The Senate has approved mandating 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have.
The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty.