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 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.”
'Big 3' Texas Leaders Unveil Bills To Limit Property Tax HikesThe bills, known as HB2 and SB 2, are exactly the same, and were presented by the state's leaders during their second joint news conference this month.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Talks Border Security, School Funding, Teacher Pay RaisesLt. Gov.Patrick made his comments during a one-on-one interview with CBS 11 at his office in the Texas Capitol Wednesday afternoon.
Texas GOP Leaders Signal Failed 'Bathroom Bill' Won't ReturnTexas Republican leaders are signaling that a failed "bathroom bill" in 2017 that targeted transgender individuals and upended the legislature isn't coming back.
New House Speaker Elected In Historic Day At Texas CapitolThe new Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and Governor Greg Abbott told lawmakers they must pass property tax reform and change how the state pays for public schools.
McKinney Student Battling Brain Cancer Now Allowed To Wear Turquoise WigA McKinney high school student who is battling brain cancer will now be allowed to wear her turquoise wig after being told she couldn't due to school dress code policy.
Gov. Abbott Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Dead For NowAbbott blamed moderate Republican House Speaker Joe Straus, who has for months sided with powerful businesses interests in saying the bill could harm the state's economy.
Texas Legislature Ends Special Session A Day EarlyHouse members quit to force the Senate to accept their version of a contentious property tax bill. But the Senate rejected that ultimatum, and itself adjourned.
Texas Senate Advances Scaled-Back School Finance PlanThe Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.
Texas Senate OKs Agency Oversight Bill In Late-Night SessionThe Texas Senate has approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling in May.
Business Leaders Want Bathroom Privacy Bills FlushedThe debate intensifies over bathroom privacy bills as the Special Session begins Tuesday.
Patrick Says Campaign War Chest Worth Nearly $17MPatrick strategist Allen Blakemore said in the same statement that his formidable funds ensure Patrick's campaign "is prepared for any political challenge" and "can continue to lead the conservative charge in Texas."
Texas House Speaker Didn't Want Suicide Over 'Bathroom Bill'The driving force in Texas behind a "bathroom bill" pushed back Monday after the Republican House speaker was quoted as saying he didn't want a "suicide" on his hands over efforts to restrict which restrooms transgender people can use.
Mike Collier Kicks Off Bid For Texas Lieutenant GovernorA Texas Democratic Party's former finance chairman and a failed state comptroller candidate has formally launched his challenge of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.