Texas Rep. Joe Deshotel Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Lawmakers Vote To Not Require TestingOn Tuesday, Jan. 12, Rep. Deshotel spoke at the font mic maskless while introducing the family of the newly chosen Texas House speaker, Republican Dade Phelan.
US Attorneys In Texas Warn Of 'Vigorous Prosecution' For Any Violence At State Capitol“Those who intend to commit crimes at the Texas State Capitol, rather than peacefully demonstrate, can expect to be met with a swift response by law enforcement and prosecution by our office.”
FBI Warns Of Potentially Violent Nationwide Protests Ahead Of Biden Inauguration“It’s extremely concerning,” said Dr. Alex del Carmen, Associate Dean of Tarleton State University’s School of Criminology.
Texas' 87th Legislative Session Begins Tuesday, Public Education At Top Of The ListState lawmakers will have more than $112.5 billion in general revenues for 2022-23, which is nearly the same amount they spent during the current biennium.
1,300 Bills Already Filed For Upcoming Texas Legislative Session: Getting Some Passed 'Not An Easy Process'"This is a state that historically is suspicious of politicians,” said Texas A&M Political Science Prof. Dwight Roblyer. “We have this idea that we don’t want the government telling us a whole lot of what to do.”
New COVID-19 Safety Protocols As Texas Capitol Reopens To The PublicThe Texas capitol in Austin will reopen to visitors today. After being closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Preservation Board set January 4 as reopening day.
Texas Capitol To Reopen To Public In JanuaryThe 87th Legislative Session convenes at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The Texas Capitol will reopen Jan. 4.
Man's Body Found On Capitol Grounds Outside Texas Workforce Commission BuildingThe Texas Rangers are investigating the man's death after a security guard discovered the body.
Texas State Capitol Closed To Public Amid Coronavirus CrisisState agency personnel with proper identification, elected officials and their staff will still have access to the building though. 
Arlington Police Officers Honored For Excellence At State CapitolEleven Arlington Police Officers were honored today at the State Capitol in Austin by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a variety of outstanding deeds and excellent police work.
Nearly 50 Texas Capitol Employees Vaccinated After Page Diagnosed With Whooping CoughTexas health officials have been offering the vaccinations since Monday, three days after lawmakers were notified that a page had come down with the highly infectious disease.