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Texas Lawmakers Voting On New Road Funding

The clock is ticking and Texas lawmakers are facing a deadline of midnight Tuesday night to approve new highway funding or face a third special session.


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State Lawmakers To Pass Road Funding Measure

The Texas Legislature is expected to finally pass a proposed constitutional amendment to boost funding for roads and bridges.


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State Senate Considers Transportation Funding

The Texas Senate is scheduled to approve increased funding for roads and bridges — if they can reach a deal with the House.


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State Lawmakers Look To Finish Road Funding

The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction.


Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Will Keep Abortion Vote On Track

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blamed the Texas abortion bill’s defeat on an “unruly mob” of protestors. But that will not happen again, he promised.


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State Senate Approves Roads & Criminal Justice

The Texas Legislature has approved a mandatory sentence for 17-year-olds who commit capital crimes to life in prison with parole possible after 40 years.


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Texas Abortion Bill Heads To State Senate

The Texas House approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid raucous protests.


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Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officer’s Benefits

After being shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed, a Fort Worth police officer is fighting to keep some of her medical benefits.


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Dallas Lawmaker Runs For Railroad Commission

State Rep. Stefani Carter released a statement on Monday saying that she will run for a seat on the commission responsible regulating the oil and gas industry in Texas.



Pro-Life & Pro-Choice Activists Gather In Austin

Thousands of pro-life activists cheered even before their rally began on the steps of the State Capitol.


State Sen. Kirk Watson helps the Democrats defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session on June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Abortion Debate Resumes In Austin

The fight over access to abortion in Texas resumes Monday with thousands expected to attend a marathon Senate hearing and a nighttime anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.


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Roads & Juvenile Justice Open Special Session

The Texas Senate on Tuesday will consider bills on transportation funding and juvenile justice in the first hearings of the new special session.