Dallas Lawmaker Wants To Proclaim July 7 'Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day'Senator Don Huffines filed a bill which would name July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day and call for ceremonies to "honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the rule of law and liberty."
Texas Senate Passes Bill Banning Sanctuary CitiesState senators gave preliminary approval to a ban on sanctuary cities. Senate Bill 4 went up for a vote in Austin today.
Texas Senate Votes To OK 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill punishing local governments that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Texas Lawmakers Rush To Take Up 'Sanctuary Cities' BillThe Texas Senate has begun debating a proposed ban on "sanctuary cities," capitalizing on President Trump's call for a crackdown on illegal immigration to muscle the contested proposal toward passage in record time.
Gov. Abbott Moves To Replace Critical UT RegentsGov. Greg Abbott is replacing three University of Texas System regents long critical of UT Austin administrators.
Democrats Again To Lead Just 2 Texas Senate CommitteesDemocrats will again head just two Texas Senate committees, the same number that the minority party ran last session in 2015.
Amid Few Top Statewide Races, Texas Focuses On Trump-ClintonAll Texas House seats and 16 state senators are also up for election. But no matter the outcome, both chambers should remain solidly Republican-controlled.
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 Senate OKs Wrongful Conviction Exoneration CommissionThe Texas Senate has approved a bill establishing an 11-member commission that will examine wrongful convictions.
Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training For Texas TeachersThe Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide prevention.
Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers SecretThe identity of execution drug makers for the nation's busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.
New Ban On Abortion Coverage Easily Clears Texas SenateMost abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.