Craig Estes

A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

State Bill Modifies Concealed Handgun Licenses

Concealed handgun license holders in Texas would be allowed to carry a revolver or semi-automatic pistol, regardless of what they trained with on the shooting range under a bill advancing in the Texas Legislature.

05/22/2013

Senate Panel Endorses Closing $54M Private Prison

A key Senate panel has endorsed the closure of a $54 million private state prison in North Texas that ranks among the most dangerous lockups in the state.

03/04/2013

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Airboat Bill Sponsor Wants Veto From Perry

A State Representative is asking the governor to veto a bill he once sponsored. Senate Bill 408 would ban airboats on the John Graves Scenic Riverway which runs from Possum Kingdom Lake to Lake Granbury, the section of the Brazos River that runs through Palo Pinto and Parker Counties.

06/13/2011

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Airboats Could Soon Be Illegal On Brazos River

Airboat operators along a stretch of the Brazos River believe it will soon be illegal to traverse portions of it in their shallow-water machines because of one wealthy woman’s influence.

05/31/2011

An oil well pumping next to residential home under construction. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Eminent Domain Bill Passes The State Senate

Under a new eminent domain bill, just passed in the state senate, your land could be better protected from government takeover.

CBSDFW.COM–02/10/2011