Texas House of Representatives

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

The top of a Form 1040 individual income tax return is seen atop a stack of papers. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Facebook

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

Rescue And Service Dogs Honored For Service

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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Perry Says He Will Not Sign Budget Without Tax Cut

Gov. Rick Perry says he won’t sign a new state budget that does not include a tax cut. The governor has proposed a $1.6 billion tax cut after the Texas economy bounced back from recession.

04/29/2013

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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

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