Texas House of Representatives

Sex Offender Law

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Sex Offender Bill Waits For Perry’s Signature

A ‘Romeo & Juliet’ bill, that would keep teenagers convicted of statutory rape from being put on the Sex Offender Registry, is waiting for Governor Perry’s signature.


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Texas House Votes To Block Family Planning Funds

The Texas House resolved not to compromise on cutting spending for family planning programs or to avoid tapping the Rainy Day Fund.


Texas State Capitol

Committee Approves Redistricting Map With More Hispanic Seats

Hispanics would get more political power under a redistricting proposal approved Tuesday by a Texas House committee.


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

House Set To Finish Consideration, Vote On Budget

They’ve covered education and health care services for the poor, but the Texas House is ready to slog through every other state agency before voting on the next state budget.



Legislature Roundup

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – KRLD’s Austin Bureau chief Robert wood has a look at what’s making news around the capitol during the early days of the 82nd Legislature. Voter ID Bill Likely There appears to be […]


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Fight Looms After Texas Gets 4 New U.S. House Seats

A surge of Hispanic residents and other population gains have Texas poised to add more congressional clout than any other state, but a partisan fight now looms over exactly where the new seats should go.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Switch Gives Texas GOP Critical 100-Seat Majority

The general election was more than a month ago, yet the Republican tidal wave keeps getting bigger in Texas.


Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney (credit: Texas House of Representatives)

McKinney’s Paxton Enters Texas Speaker’s Race

Republican Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney is jumping into the Texas House speaker’s race.


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Democrats Brace For Huge GOP Gains In Texas House

Texas Democrats were bracing for a bloodbath in the Texas House, where Republicans could pick up 20 or more seats.

CBS 11–11/02/2010

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Redistricting Hinges On Legislative Majority

Early voting for the Nov. 2 election has already begun, but what many may not realize is that their votes will decide how Congressional Districts are drawn.

TXA 21–10/27/2010