Texas Cities Seeking More Help With Recovery From Hurricane HarveyOfficials in southeast Texas are calling for state legislators to give communities more assistance as they continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Texans Voting On 7 Proposed Amendments To State ConstitutionTexas voters on Tuesday are deciding on seven proposed amendments to the state's Constitution. No statewide offices are up for grabs on this ballot.
Abbott Signs Bill Banning 'Sanctuary Cities' In TexasIn a Facebook livestream on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill that bans 'sanctuary cities' in Texas. The Texas Legislature passed the bill on Wednesday.
Texas Senate Approves Self-Driving Car RegulationsThe Texas Senate has approved safety standards for self-driving cars, hoping to better regulate technology that's already been tested on the streets of the state capital.
Texas House Approves Drone Ban Over Stadiums & JailsFlying a drone above a large sports arena or a detention center would constitute a crime under a bill approved 120-2 on Thursday by the Texas House. It now only needs a final vote to head to the Texas Senate.
Bill To Help Police & Fire Pension Headed To Texas HouseA state House committee unanimously approved a bill designed to help the troubled Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund. It now heads to the full House for a vote. But other funding options are still on the table.
Texas Bill Lets Officials Deny Gay Marriage LicensesThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a hotly debated bill allowing county judges and other officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples because of personal religious objections.
Texas House OKs Online System To Track Sex OffensesThe Texas House has given preliminarily approval to a bill that would create a statewide electronic tracking system for forensic evidence that is collected in sex offense cases.
Texas Senate Names Chuck Norris Honorary TexanThe Texas Senate has named Chuck Norris an honorary Texan, especially fitting for the former star of "Walker, Texas Ranger." The actor and his wife appeared in the chamber on Tuesday.
Texas Legislature Works On Special Education OverhaulTexas lawmakers have started working on bills overhauling special education. A committee on Tuesday is discussing proposals prohibiting the state from capping the number of students eligible for special education instruction.
Texas Senate Approves Police Interaction BillThe Texas Senate has voted to require high schools to provide instruction on how to best interact with law enforcement in traffic stops and other situations. The bill now goes to the Texas House for consideration.
Texas Senate OKs Bill Banning Some Abortion CoverageThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill that would prohibit the coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas, despite similar efforts stalling previously.