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Texas Weighs Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas is one of the few states with ban on the open carry of handguns that could change in 2015, with push for expanded gun rights.

12/14/2014

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UNT Receives $1.5 million Estate Gift From Former State Rep. Alonzo Jamison

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The University of North Texas has received $1.5 million from the estate of alumnus Alonzo Jamison (’39) to support the UNT President’s Loyalty Fund. The gift, which creates and endows the Alonzo […]

08/05/2013

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House Attempts To Approve Transportation Funding

The Texas House is expected to work towards approving a new funding mechanism that would make about $900 million a year available for highways and bridges.

07/18/2013

Construction on the LBJ Express Project near Interstate 35E in Dallas. (credit: CBSDFW.com)

House Preliminarily OKs Road Funding Amendment

The House has given preliminary approval to a proposed constitutional amendment letting voters decide whether to provide about $900 million annually in additional funding for road building.

07/16/2013

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Texas House To Discuss Transportation Funding Bills

Though the abortion debate has dominated headlines, the Texas House convenes Monday to discuss increasing funding for highway and transportation infrastructure projects.

07/15/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote

The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across the state.

07/09/2013

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Approved Bill Would Drug Test Some Unemployment Benefit Applicants

It looks like a bill that would drug test some Texans who receive unemployment will become law.

CBSDFW.COM–05/23/2013

Gun Control

‘Guns On Campus’ Bill Wins Final House Passage

The contentious push to allow Texas college students to carry firearms on campus has won final passage in the House.

05/06/2013

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Texas House Shifts Focus To Tax Breaks

The Texas House will begin slowly and selectively whittling down the state business tax this week, as Republicans work to make good on a promise to cut taxes.

05/06/2013

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Personal Emails, Texts Win Privacy In House Vote

Texas employers could not compel workers to reveal personal text messages or hand over email passwords under a bill given preliminary approval Thursday in a divided House vote.

05/03/2013

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House OKs Service Dogs For Veterans With PTSD

The Texas House has passed a bill allowing military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to have service dogs.

05/01/2013

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Texas House OKs Reduced Testing For Younger Students

The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.

04/30/2013

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