Texas Teachers Get Pay Raise; Governor Calls It 'Monumental Moment'Lawmakers who worked on the overhaul say veteran educators will see an average pay hike of roughly $4,000.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa Say New School Safety Bills Should Make A DifferenceLt. Governor Dan Patrick told CBS 11 the new legislation will increase training for teachers and other educators to identify students in need and then connect them to experts.
Texas Governor Abbott Signs Rape Kit Backlog Bill In Dallas: 'It Means Doing What Needs To Be Done'Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill aimed at eliminating the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas.
Gov. Greg Abbott To Extend Plumbers State's Licensing BoardGovernor Greg Abbott said he can extend the life of the state board that regulates plumbers.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Hires Former Elections Chief David Whitley As Special AdviserDavid Whitley's new job as a special adviser will reportedly pay him a salary of $205,000.
Texas Set To Ban Surprise Medical Bills But Not All Patients Will Be ProtectedGov. Greg Abbott tweeted "It's Gonna Happen! " after the legislation passed unanimously in the House. The measure also passed in the Senate back in April.
Texas Plumber Regulatory Board Shut Down By State LawmakersSoon anyone will be able to work as a plumber in the state of Texas.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott: 'This Was An Extremely Successful Session'Texas lawmakers wrapped up the 86th Legislative Session Monday after approving a school finance reform bill that both parties described as “transformative.”
Despite NRA Opposition, Texas Legislature Approves Safe Gun Storage ProgramThe proposal for a safe gun storage public service campaign came after the Santa Fe High School shooting.
Texas Legislature Passes School Finance Bill, Property Tax ReformThe Texas Legislature approved a sweeping bipartisan school finance bill that brings an extra $4.5 billion into classrooms and pours $1.6 billion toward teacher raises, and they also passed a property tax reform package.
Texas Moves To Arm More Teachers To Prevent School ShootingsA bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott has moved Texas a step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings.
6 Texas Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price GougingFour of the gas stations are in North Texas. They signed agreements promising to reimburse consumers who were charged $3.99 or more per gallon of gas during Harvey.
Sutherland Springs Church Opens New Sanctuary 18 Months After MassacreThe First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs began a new chapter on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary 18 months after 26 people were killed in Texas' deadliest mass shooting.
Texas Red Light Camera Ban A Signature Away From Becoming LawBoth the Texas House and Texas Senate passed Bedford State Rep. Jonathan Stickland's bill, which is now on Governor Greg Abbott's desk awaiting his signature.
Texas Lawmakers: Answer To Mass Shooting Threat Is More Armed School PersonnelNearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school that killed 10, lawmakers are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses by adding more armed school personnel.