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House Set To Vote On $875M Spending Bill

An $875 million spending bill that includes $500 million extra for public schools heads for a major vote in the Texas Legislature.

04/26/2013

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In Reversal, House Reauthorizes Lottery Commission

The Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery — only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours.

04/23/2013

Students take a test in a classroom. (credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Rethinking Its Testing, Curriculum Standards

Texas now appears ready to step back from the strenuous accountability policies it has long been a national leader in championing.

04/12/2013

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U.S. Honor Flag Founder Responds To Criticism

Chris Heisler, who founded the U.S. Honor Flag Association, is responding to a story in the Dallas Morning News that questions the origin of the famous Honor Flag.

KRLD–04/12/2013

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Texas High School Graduation Requirements Could Be Changing

Earlier this week the Texas House pushed through a plan that would eliminate all but five of the required end of course exams required to graduate. Currently students must pass 15 to get their high school diploma.

03/28/2013

A man smokes a cigarette outside of a no-smoking building. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

North Texas Rep. Pushing For Statewide Smoking Ban

A North Texas representative has filed a bill to make all businesses in the state smoke-free. Denton Republican Myra Crownover says House Bill 400 is targeted to protect employees from second-hand smoke.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2013

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North Texas State Rep. Wants Domestic Violence Registry

In the age of online dating a state bill, co-authored by a representative from North Texas, will probably be of special interest to women and men entering into a new relationship. Texas House Bill 21 proposes creating a Domestic Violence Registry.

CBSDFW.COM–03/08/2013

Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, served as a Navy SEAL for eight years before stepping down to focus on his wife and children. (Credit: Daniel Penz, KTVT)

Texas House Honors Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

The Texas House has unanimously passed a resolution honoring slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, saying he “was clearly dedicated to the idea of putting others first.”

02/28/2013

Individuals await interviews at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Democrats & Republicans Say Immigration Reform Needed

President Obama’s former advisor says it was probably a mistake that the Commander in Chief’s immigration plan was made public. Regardless, Democratic state Representative Rafael Anchia (Dallas District 103) says it’s time for immigration reform.

CBSDFW.COM–02/18/2013

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State Rep. Files Bill To Renew Texas-Texas A&M Rivalry

Ryan Guillen filed a bill Monday that would require the University of Texas and Texas A&M University to compete annually in football, which would renew a rivalry that dates to 1894.

01/29/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Bill Would Ban Officials’ Future Double-Dipping

A bill filed in the Texas House would prohibit state elected officials from “double-dipping,” or officially retiring to collect their pensions while still drawing a salary.

01/10/2013

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Everyone Rejoice – It’s “Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day”

Members of the Texas House of Representatives have seemingly had a hard time getting the states fiscal house in order, but during the last legislative session they did declare October 26 “Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day”.

10/26/2011

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