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

House Committee Approves New State Abortion Regs

A Texas House committee has approved new restrictions on abortions in the state, after cutting short an 11-hour hearing and denying hundreds of people the opportunity to testify against them.

06/21/2013

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.

12/10/2012

Texas Senator Chris Harris of Arlington. (credit: Texas Senate)

Arlington State Senator: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

An Arlington State Senator is taking heat after asking a man testifying on immigration “Why aren’t you speaking in English, then?”

06/17/2011

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.  (Photo credit wendydavisforsenate.com)

Filibuster Propels Wendy Davis Into Spotlight

Texas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.

06/06/2011

Texas State Capitol

Texas Legislators Still In An Education Funding Battle

It’s the 11th hour for school education funding in Texas. Legislators have a self-imposed 5 p.m. Friday deadline to work out differences between House and Senate funding bills.

05/27/2011

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School Bus Ads Become Popular Amid Budget Woes

A lot of North Texas school districts fighting budget shortfalls are enthusiastically getting on board with a plan to sell ads on the side of buses.

05/04/2011

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

GOP Claims State Bill Would Help Texas Schools Cut Budgets

Republican House members on Thursday were pushing legislation they say will give relief to Texas schools buckling under a strapped state budget over protests from the very people they say the bill will protect.

CBSDFW.COM–04/21/2011

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Resolution Would Allow Leach To Sue Texas Tech

A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow football coach Mike Leach to sue Texas Tech for wrongful dismissal.

03/11/2011

A math teacher uses his white board to explain a sum to pupils. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

State Senate Votes To Stretch Teacher Deadlines

The Texas State Senate has approved a bill that would extend some teacher contract deadlines.

03/09/2011

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

Legislature Roundup – Day Two

The 82nd Texas State Legislature is underway, and both sides of the aisles are hard at work on the budget, the continued immigration debate, and banning a fake drug that acts like the real one.

KRLD–01/12/2011