9 New Gun Laws Now In Effect In Texas; Some In Response To Church And Mass ShootingsAmong the new laws is one that allows licensed handgun holders to legally carry in places of worship.
New Texas Laws Impacting Beer, Cough Medicine And Cigarette Sales Take Effect Sunday“We are finally free of the chains that prohibited us from selling beer to go,” said Brad Mall, owner of Oak Highlands Brewery in Dallas.
After US Citizenship Flub, Texas Governor Names Ruth Ruggero Hughs As New Election ChiefGovernor Greg Abbott has appointed a new secretary of state after his previous elections chief resigned amid backlash for wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of voters.
After Recent Shootings, More Relaxed Texas Gun Laws Set To Go Into EffectBefore 22 people were gunned down at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas Republicans went to the Capitol this year with their eyes on new, more lenient gun laws.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Chick-Fil-A Law To Protect 'Religious Liberty'The law bans government entities from taking "adverse action" over an individual or organization's affiliation to a religious organization.
New Texas Hemp Law Leads To Issues With Marijuana Cases, Will Costs Millions To FixDistrict attorneys in at least four Texas counties say they'll stop accepting misdemeanor marijuana cases until the problem is fixed.
Tarrant County DA's Office Has Dismissed More Than 200 Marijuana Possession Cases This MonthThe new Texas law legalizing hemp, distinguishes hemp from marijuana by defining it as cannabis with less than .3 percent THC. The problem is most crime labs can't tell how much THC is in a product.
North Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland Not Seeking Re-Election: 'It Was Never My Intention To Grow Old In Office'Rep. Stickland posted on Facebook Monday he is leaving elected office after eight years to focus on his family, his church and his business.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs $1.6B Disaster Relief, Preparedness Plan Into Law 2 Years After Hurricane HarveyGovernor Abbott signed the bill in Houston, where the Category 4 hurricane dumped more than 50 inches of rain.
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.
Governor Greg Abbott Coming To Dallas To Sign Bills To Combat Human Trafficking, Eliminate Rape Kit BacklogGovernor Abbott will sign five bills passed by the Texas Legislature during the session that ended last week.
North Texas Police Department Terminates Contract With Red Light Camera CompanyAccording to the new law banning the red light cameras, cities are allowed to keep using them until their current contract expires.
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.