Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions DebateA hotly debated tightening of abortion rules for Texas teenagers - which has already cleared the state House - is slowing activity to a crawl in the Senate, where Democrats are using logistical tactics to stall a vote.
Texas Senate Approves Open Carry Of HandgunsThe bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.
Texas House Approves Bill Legalizing Low-Doses Of MarijuanaThe Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil.
Texas House Approves Licensed Open Carry Of HandgunsTexas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.
No Vote On Texas Open Carry Bill Tuesday The bill is headed back to committee to correct an error.
Technicality Halts Texas 'Open Carry' Bill, For NowDemocratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas' post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns.
Texas House Passes Bill Outlawing Texting While DrivingFor the third time, the Texas House has passed a bill outlawing texting while driving.
Soon Police Chiefs Could Be Decided By ElectionsIt’s an idea that's almost unheard of in Texas, police chiefs running for election, but that could change.
Texas Moves Closer To Allowing Guns On College CampusesThe Texas Senate has given final approval to a proposal allowing people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.
Texas Senate Approves Handgun Open Carry Bill, Sends To HouseThe Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House.
Tea Party-Backed Texas Lawmaker Wants Marijuana LegalizedA tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state statute.
New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.