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.
New Legislative Session Starts With 100+ Troopers In Riot Gear Outside Texas CapitolDPS troopers greatly outnumbered what turned out to be a small number of protesters outside and visitors inside the Capitol, where officials required rapid COVID-19 tests for entry as cases surge statewide.
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.”
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.
Move To Provide Abortion Access In Texas Ramps Up As Murmur Of New Restrictions Come With Supreme Court ChangesConcerned about possible new Supreme Court restrictions, abortion-rights groups in Texas and across the country are moving to open new health centers that they say will preserve nationwide access to the procedure.
Texas' Factory Of Conservative Legislation Possibly At RiskDemocrats are just nine seats from seizing a House majority for the first time in 20 years.
Texas Democrats Look To Gain Control Of State House, Republicans Aim To Maintain MajorityWhichever party controls the Texas House will not only have a say over policy, but redistricting as well.
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Texas Ban On Second-Trimester Abortion ProcedureAbortion rights groups say the procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, is the safest and most common second-trimester procedure.
Court Rules Texas School District Can't Make Black Teen Cut DreadlocksA Texas teenager, who was punished over the length of his dreadlocks, won't have to cut his hair to return to school after a federal court ruling.
'It's Real, It Is Serious': State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, Who Criticized Texas Mask Mandate, 1 Month Into Coronavirus Recovery“I’m still doing breathing treatments,” he said. “Lots of cough drops. I get short of breath a little bit, but I feel a lot better.”
Texas To Resume STAAR Testing Next School YearTexas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing.
Some North Texas Lawmakers Look To End STAAR Testing Next School YearThe federal government would have to approve a request by Texas to waive STAAR testing for the 2021 school year.
Texas Hemp Law Creates Haze Of Confusion: 'It Changed The Definition Of Marijuana'A steep decline in marijuana possession cases started in June 2019 with the passage of the state’s new hemp law.
'Stop The Bleed' Kits Now Required In Texas SchoolsA new Texas law requires all public schools and open-enrollment charter schools to have a traumatic injury response protocol in place which includes bleeding control kits.