Governor Abbott Wants To Sign Bill That Prevents Cities From Defunding PoliceTexas Governor Greg Abbott vowed he would sign legislation that would make it harder for communities to defund the police after a weekend shooting in Austin.
GOP Demonstrates At Dallas City Hall Day Before Council Potentially Cuts Police OT BudgetAbout 40 area Republican party leaders and members held a "defend the police" demonstration in front of Dallas City Hall.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Seeks To Reassure Public After Gov. Abbott Ripped City Council For Reducing Overtime BudgetAfter the meeting, a variety of council members held a news conference to defend their vote to cut the department's overtime budget by $7 million, about 25%.
Texas Association Puts Up 'Enter At Your Own Risk' Billboard Near Austin After City Reduces Police BudgetA Texas law enforcement association erected two billboards last week, warning drivers to enter Austin at their own risk after the city reduced its police department budget.