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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

Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas House Rejects Education Cuts

The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.

06/28/2011

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State House OKs Lower Pay & Furloughs For Teachers

School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.

06/16/2011

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

Clock Ticking For Schools On State Budget

With five full days remaining in the legislative session, the financial crisis in the classroom may be going from bad to worse.

05/25/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to delegates at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, April 9, 2010. (credit: Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

State Water Conservation Bill Heads To Gov. Perry’s Desk

The Texas House has sent to the governor legislation that would offer land owners tax breaks for water conservation. It’s an incentive plan little-seen nationwide that comes as many parts of the state are struggling through a punishing drought.

05/21/2011

Texas State Capitol

Texas House Passes Final Version Of Voter ID Bill

The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.

CBSDFW.COM–05/16/2011

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