Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP StandoffHouse Speaker Joe Straus said Friday it was "absurd" how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass a North Carolina-style law that would restrict bathroom rules for transgender people.
Texas OKs Requiring Schools To Teach Sex Abuse PreventionTexas children as young as 5 years old could soon be taught how to better ward off sex abuse.
Texas First Responders Could Soon Carry GunsProponents say the legislation protects first responders arriving to potentially dangerous scenes, and lets them get there faster since they won't have to worry about stashing their guns beforehand.
Texas OKs Excusing Assault Victims From Campus PunishmentA bill prohibiting colleges and universities from punishing students who are victims of, or who witness or report sexual assaults, has cleared the Texas Legislature — and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas Could Make Play For NASCAR All-Star And Finale RacesState lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star race and season-ending championship.
Gov. Abbott Pressuring House, Senate To Pass Bathroom BillGovernor Greg Abbott also discussed a wide range of issues impacting Texas this legislative session in a one-on-one interview.
Texas Lawmakers Finalize $217B Spending BillThe compromise announced Thursday by House and Senate budget leaders boosts funding for the state's troubled child welfare agency but includes no new money for public schools.
Craft Brewers Bitter Over Beer BillSome craft brewers say a new beer bill could end up costing people in D-FW whether they drink or not.
Voucher Standoff Could Doom Texas School Finance FixLast year, the Texas Supreme Court ruled the school finance system barely constitutional though deeply flawed.
Texas Moves To Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds BiasThe changes heading toward approval Tuesday by the GOP-controlled House wouldn't expand the list of IDs that Texas has required since 2011.
Texas Senate Attaches Voucher Plan To School Finance FixThe version the Senate approved after midnight increases classroom funding by only about $500 million, scraps the $210 per-student increase and adds a plan offering taxpayer funds that would go into education savings accounts that some special education students could use to attend private schools.
Texas Adoption Agency 'Religious Refusal' Closer To LawTexas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.

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