Texas House Speaker Warns Business Community Bathroom Bills Likely To Return In 2019At the Visit Dallas annual meeting Thursday, Republican Texas House Speaker Joe Straus credited tourism leaders for helping kill bathroom privacy legislation. "You spoke out against an idea that wasn't just bad for tourism, wasn't just bad for the state economy, but it was bad for Texas."
Dallas County Sheriff Seriously Considering Run For GovernorHer candidacy could mean serious changes for Dallas County. She would have to resign her position as sheriff just to run for governor.
Gov. Abbott Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Dead For NowAbbott blamed moderate Republican House Speaker Joe Straus, who has for months sided with powerful businesses interests in saying the bill could harm the state's economy.
Texas Legislature Ends Special Session A Day EarlyHouse members quit to force the Senate to accept their version of a contentious property tax bill. But the Senate rejected that ultimatum, and itself adjourned.
Bathroom Bill Fails In Special Session As House AdjournsChances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session.
Some Bathroom Privacy Bill Supporters Say It's Dead In Texas HouseAfter all the rallies and hearings, some of the bills' strongest supporters acknowledge it won't survive the special session.
Dallas Stars Come Out Against Bathroom Privacy BillsWhile area businesses and business leaders have expressed opposition to the proposed laws, the Stars are the first major sports franchise in Texas to do so.
Conservative Republican Voices Radio Ads Against Bathroom BillsIn one ad, Judge Mary Horn says she's a born-again Christian and a long-standing conservative Republican who "opposes these bathroom privacy bills."
Top Oil Companies Join Firms Opposing Texas 'Bathroom Bill'More than 50 business leaders, including the heads of some of the nation's top oil companies, are opposing a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people — adding to an already long list of powerful and lucrative firms opposing it.
Abbott Rejects Criticism From Law Enforcement MembersGov. Greg Abbott was in Grapevine on Monday, where he rejected criticism by some members of Texas law enforcement over the proposed bathroom privacy bill and the state's new sanctuary cities law.
Texas Senate OKs 'Bathroom Bill'It's the second time this year Texas has moved toward putting restrictions on which bathrooms transgender people can use.
Top Texas Police Chiefs Oppose 'Bathroom Bill'Texas senators have begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.