Texas Advances New Abortion Limits Despite Court DefeatsThe Texas House voted 96-47 on legislation that bans a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, similar to laws that courts have blocked in Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana.
Texas House Rejects Attempt To Revive Stalled Open Records Bills The Texas House has rejected a Senate attempt to add a string of proposals meant to promote open government to a smaller but related bill.
Texas House OKs Requiring Seat Belts On New School BusesAbout 1.1 million students ride Texas school buses per day.
Texas House OKs Immigration Rules For Transportation SectorThe Texas House has voted to require contractors working for the state transportation department to increase efforts to refrain from employing people in the country illegally.
State Bar Oversight Sparks Religious Fight In Texas HouseDebate over usually benign State Bar rules has devolved into a bitter "religious liberty" fight in the Texas House.
Texas House Misses Key Deadline For 'Bathroom Bill' The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher after the Republican-controlled state House ran out the clock Thursday on a key midnight bill deadline.
House Votes To Compile Data On Complications From AbortionsThe Texas House has voted to require medical clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide.
Bathroom Bill Has One More Chance In The Texas HouseControversial Bill 2899 or what is often referred to as the 'bathroom bill' missed a key deadline in the Texas House, but some say it still has a chance to survive.
Bill That Fines Police For Not Reporting Shootings RejectedThe Texas House has voted down a bill that would have put new accountability measures on police departments reporting when an officer kills a civilian.
Texas House OKs Bill On Improper Teacher-Student RelationshipsThe Texas House has approved a Senate bill meant to curb improper relationships between teachers and students.
Texas House OKs Letting Adoption Groups Deny Non-ChristiansMany state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so.
Texas House OKs Barring Government From Subpoenaing SermonsThe Texas House has approved prohibiting government entities from compelling pastors and other religious leaders to divulge the contents of their sermons in civil legal cases.
Texas House Approves Eliminating Straight-Ticket VotingThe Texas House has approved a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting statewide.
Texas House Votes To Limit Governor From Appointing DonorsThe Texas House has approved a bill prohibiting the governor from appointing top donors to state boards and other posts.
House OKs Limiting Insurer Liability On Storm Damage Claims The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting liability for insurance companies sued by policyholders following storm damage to property.