Texas' GOP Speaker Calls For Removal Of Confederate MarkerA powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.
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.
Dallas CEOs Express Concerns Over 'Bathroom Bill'As members of the Texas Legislature continue to debate the so-called 'bathroom bill,' a collection of Dallas business leaders have sent a letter to express their concerns about the measure.
Straus Says He Didn't Want Suicide Over 'Bathroom Bill'Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House, said that he did not want "the suicide of a single Texan on my hands" over a 'bathroom bill' targeting transgender people.
Pastor Says Churches Urged To Back 'Bathroom Bill'Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Southlake said that Gov. Greg Abbott contacted him and other church leaders, urging them to drum up support for the state's hotly debated 'bathroom bill.'
Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting TrickThe Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week -- but it's already being blasted by the Republican head of the House.
Tea Party-Backed Turner Not Seeking Texas House Re-ElectionThe former NFL defensive end who led an unsuccessful tea party revolt against incumbent Texas House Speaker Joe Straus isn't seeking another term in office.
Texas Legislature Ends 2015 SessionTexas 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.
Texas Legislature Opens With More Ceremony Than SubstanceTexas' 140-day legislative session is underway, with both the state Senate and House gaveling in around noon.
Republicans & Democrats Support State Border Surge OperationsDuring its newly ordered surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the state Department of Public Safety says it will target drug dealers, human traffickers, and gangs.
Spending For More Border Security AnnouncedThe state's Republican leadership has authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to spend about $1.3 million per week to fund operations to fight what they describe as a surge of illegal immigration along the Texas-Mexico border, the GOP leaders announced Wednesday evening.
Texas Leaders Announce New Border Security PlanTexas' top three leaders, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus are working on a plan to boost border security.

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