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Firearms Maker Smith And Wesson Reports Almost 50 Percent Increase In Sales Revenue

Texas House Approves 12 Bills To Ease Gun Laws

The Texas House approved a batch of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws that were already among the country’s most firearms-friendly.

05/05/2013

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Bill Passed To Ban Shark Fin Trading

Texas could become the first Gulf Coast state to enact a ban, which protects shark species. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to supply the wasteful demand for shark fin soup.

05/05/2013

An woman holds a SIG Sauer SP 2022 9mm pistol. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Guns On Campus Bill Scheduled For Texas House Vote

The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms.

04/29/2013

The Tesla Model S, Motor Trend Car of the Year is introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (credit: Tan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

CEO: Perry Supports Selling Electric Cars From Manufacturer

Members of the Texas House are considering a bill that would allow manufacturers of 100-percent electric vehicles or all battery-powered vehicles to sell directly to consumers, bypassing car dealers.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.

03/31/2013

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

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

Teachers, Parents Stage School Rally At Capitol

More than 2,000 teachers, students, parents and school administrators from around Texas are rallying at the state Capitol to demand the restoration of $5.4 billion in public education cuts the Legislature approved in 2011.

02/23/2013

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Hearing Monday On Temporary District Maps

A hearing is scheduled in federal court in South Texas that could determine what district lines can be used temporarily as election officials prepare for next year’s primaries.

10/31/2011

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

State Republicans Blame Each Other For Immigration Bill Failure

When the immigration enforcement bill died again this week without a vote in the Texas House, Democrats smirked while Governor Rick Perry and GOP lawmakers angrily blamed each other for its demise.

06/30/2011

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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

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Texas House OKs Congressional Redistricting Map

The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a new congressional redistricting map over objections from Democrats about minority representation.

06/14/2011

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

Budget Hearings Underway In Texas House, Senate

Lawmakers are hoping for a quick resolution to the school finance jam that sparked the special session. Public hearings on a handful of budget-related bills started Thursday, just two days after the special session convened.

06/02/2011

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