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Tea Party-Backed Turner Not Seeking Texas House Re-Election

The 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 House Mulls Cutting Popular Veteran Education Benefits

The Texas House is to discuss slashing a free college tuition program for veterans and their children amid conservatives’ calls that its costs are too high to be sustainable


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Bill Giving Reporters Extra Libel Protection Heads To Governor Abbott

The protection at first appeared stalled, but rallied after weeks of negotiations between organizations that represent trial lawyers and reporters.


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Texas House OKs Decriminalizing Truency

Bill imposes civil fines while mandating responsibilities for parents and school districts. Senate’s passed similar bill.


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Marijuana Bill Passes Texas House Committee

A Texas House committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state.


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Texas Pushes Closer To Licensed Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas moved closer Friday to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.


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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.


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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 […]


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.