Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West ExplosionTexas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.
Texas Says It Won't Appeal Federal African Braiding RulingTexas won't appeal a federal judge's ruling last week that state laws regulating businesses teaching African hair braiding were unconstitutional.
Arlington May Draw Line With Used Car BusinessesLook down some Arlington streets and you'll see car dealer, after car dealer. Some have old, hand painted signs, others are in old car dealership buildings. A new ordinance would prohibit business locations and enforce new building requirements.
Next Round In Abortion Battle Starts This WeekPlanned Parenthood wants a judge to stop enforcement of the new abortion restrictions before they come into force Oct. 29.