A single state Senate district is taking the spotlight in the ongoing Texas redistricting clash that has reached even the U.S. Supreme Court.
Testimony is set to conclude in a trial to determine whether new political district lines drawn by the Texas Legislature violated the federal voting rights laws.
North Texas state lawmaker whose district was controversially remapped by the Legislature is scheduled to testify in a federal court in Washington, D.C.
Federal hearings will get underway on Tuesday to determine if Texas lawmakers violated the Voting Rights Act when they redrew political maps.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a dispute over Texas redistricting.
In the stifling heat currently impacting North Texas, even the sound of a small air conditioning unit can be music to your ears.
Protective orders that prevent an abuser from hurting, threatening or harassing a person will soon be extended to their pets thanks to a new Texas law.
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.
Teachers unions are flooding the inboxes of Texas legislators in a last ditch effort to avoid a $4 billion cut in education spending.
State Sen. Wendy Davis (D –Fort Worth) knows she’s drawn some scowls from colleagues for leading the move to block an education funding package and force overtime after the 82nd Legislative Session came to a formal end. But Republican lawmakers vow not to waver from their cuts.
Democrats used a filibuster to block the bill early Monday morning, after 139 days of fighting budget measures that slash billions of dollars in state funding from education.
The Texas Senate has voted to push quicker testing of biological evidence collected in sexual assault cases.
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