Texas Legislature

Oregon College Shooting Rekindles Texas Campus Carry DebateNorth Texas universities, such at UT–Arlington and UT–Dallas, are holding community meetings to discuss what locations on campus concealed carry should be prohibited.
Governor Presents Texas Medal Of Honor For Chris KyleGovernor Abbott presented the highest military decoration the State of Texas can award to a military member for 'American Sniper' Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.
State Officials: Gov. Abbott's Budget Vetoes May Be InvalidLine-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power.
September Arguments Set For Texas School Finance CaseThe Texas Supreme Court has set a September 1 date to hear the massive school finance case that has entangled the Legislature and hundreds of school districts for several years.
Texas Tea Party Conservatives Divided On A Myriad Of IssuesThe right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they're being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to "rock-ribbed Republicans," there is a fracture over countless agendas.
Limited Marijuana Law Prompts Action In ArlingtonThis small medical marijuana opening has entrepreneurs lining for a shot at a state license to produce cannabis. Seminar in Arlington is days away.
Texas Lawmakers Vote To End High School Steroids TestingTexas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years.
Texas Solidifies Execution Drug Secrecy Protections Into LawTexas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas' lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public - and even death row inmates and their attorneys.
Legislature To Reimburse Erath County For 'American Sniper' TrialThe Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend.
Major TX Campus Carry Concession May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday's deadline.
Texas Lawmakers Want To Fine Some Who Post Signs Forbidding GunsThe Texas Legislature Saturday approved a bill that would forbid state or local government agencies from posting "no guns" signage. Official entities would be fined if they post signs that might intimidate gun license-holders who are within their rights to carry weapons.
Fracking To Resume In Denton After Local Ban Nullified By StateThe city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.