Heated Immigration Debate Led To Texas Lawmakers' ScuffleA Hispanic Texas lawmaker who a Republican colleague threatened to shoot "in self-defense" after the Democrat pushed him said Tuesday that the altercation was a boiling point in a session where minority members were powerless to stop conservative legislation they say is discriminatory.
Texas House OKs Immigration Rules For Transportation SectorThe Texas House has voted to require contractors working for the state transportation department to increase efforts to refrain from employing people in the country illegally.
Texas House Passes Bill Making Lottery Winners AnonymousTexas' House of Representatives approved by voice vote Monday legislation that would shield the identity of state lottery winners receiving prizes of at least $1 million.
Texas House Unveils Sweeping School Finance OverhaulTop House leaders have unveiled a bipartisan bill pumping $1.6 billion extra into Texas classrooms as part of an ambitious plan overhauling how Texas pays for public education.
Rep. Ron Simmons Announces Re-Election BidSimmons will be running for re-election to the Texas House for District 65.
Tea Party-Backed Turner Not Seeking Texas House Re-ElectionThe 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 BenefitsThe 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
Bill Giving Reporters Extra Libel Protection Heads To Governor AbbottThe protection at first appeared stalled, but rallied after weeks of negotiations between organizations that represent trial lawyers and reporters.
Texas House OKs Decriminalizing TruencyBill imposes civil fines while mandating responsibilities for parents and school districts. Senate's passed similar bill.
Marijuana Bill Passes Texas House CommitteeA Texas House committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state.
Texas Pushes Closer To Licensed Open Carry Of HandgunsTexas 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.
Texas Weighs Open Carry Of HandgunsTexas 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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