US Senate Passes Bill To Stop Unwanted Robocalls
The bill broadens the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to levy civil penalties of up to $10,000 per call on people who intentionally flout telemarketing restrictions.

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US Senate Passes Bill To Stop Unwanted RobocallsThe bill broadens the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to levy civil penalties of up to $10,000 per call on people who intentionally flout telemarketing restrictions.
Governor Greg Abbott Announces $1.6B In Texas Teacher RaisesAbbott announced the raises as part of a broader deal that includes a school finance overhaul and reforms to slow rising property taxes. The plan includes $5 billion for tax relief and $4.5 billion for classrooms.
Former Cowboy Jay Novacek And Wife Advocate For Medical Marijuana LawJay and Amy Novacek are now proponents of the law as their son suffers seizures and could benefit from it.
Texas Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program ExpansionThe bill that legislators passed in Austin Wednesday is more narrow than one the House overwhelmingly passed earlier this month.
Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price GougingFour of the gas stations are in North Texas. They signed agreements promising to reimburse consumers who were charged $3.99 or more per gallon of gas during Harvey.
Fort Worth City Leaders Meet Day After Police Chief FiredSupporters of former chief Joel Fitzgerald started questioning his firing today.
Hemp Grower From Oklahoma Says Texas Will Benefit From Legalizing The Plant“We have roughly 20,000 medical marijuana plants and 100,000 hemp plants growing in our greenhouses,” said Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Red Light Camera Ban A Signature Away From Becoming Law In TexasBoth the Texas House and Texas Senate passed Bedford State Rep. Jonathan Stickland's bill, which is now on Governor Greg Abbott's desk awaiting his signature.
State Lawmakers Consider Extending Statue Of Limitations On Child Sex Abuse CasesHouse Bill 3809 would extend the civil statute of limitations from 15 to 30 years for survivors of sex abuse by priests to file claims.

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Effort To Regulate Texas Roofers Dies In State HouseThe latest effort to regulate roofers in Texas has died at the state house. The legislation would have required roofing contractors to register with the state by providing their name, address and a $250 registration fee.
Texas House Votes For Increased Access To Medical MarijuanaThe Texas House passed HB 1365 on Monday night which would significantly increase the number of Texans with access to medical marijuana. 
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Dallas Mayoral Race Enters 2nd Phase: Runoff Between Eric Johnson And Scott GriggsBoth have their sights set on Saturday, June 8 after emerging as the top two candidates in a crowded field of nine after Saturday's voting.
President Trump On McGahn TestimonyPresident Donald Trump indicated Thursday that he's not willing to allow former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress.
Former Richardson Mayor, Husband Granted New TrialThe judge on Thursday cited communication between a court security officer and a juror before the verdict was reached.
Forney Mayor Sues Kaufman County Appraisal District Over High Property AppraisalsMayor Rick Wilson said too many property owners are seeing their appraisals double in one year, and that means a growing tax burden.
Texas Lawmakers Want This Law Made Clear: Guns Allowed In ChurchesTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton determined licensed handgun holders can legally carry in places of worship unless given "effective oral or written notice" or warning that weapons were banned.
State Lawmakers Seek To Protect Pets With Adequate Shelter BillThe adequate shelter bill that passed in the State Senate would put more teeth into current state laws that require dog owners to provide suitable shelter and access to food and water.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Protect Pets With Adequate Shelter BillUnder the proposed law, owners who keep their dog tied up outside in extreme temperatures or far from food and water you could face up to a Class B misdemeanor.
Texas House Passes Bill To Decrease Penalties For Pot PosessionThe measure now must clear the Texas Senate.
Texas Marijuana Possession Bill Gets OverhaulThe bill was supposed to come up for a vote in the Texas Legislature Thursday but it hasn't happened yet.
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Holding Fort Worth RallyVermont Senator Bernie Sanders Holding Fort Worth Rally
Biden Launches 2020 Campaign With Direct Digs To TrumpEnding months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is launching his third presidential campaign. Instantly joining the race as an early frontrunner, the former vice president and more than a dozen major Democratic candidates seek to deny President Trump a second term.
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Dallas Council Approves Controversial Ordinance On Earned Paid Sick TimeTempers flared during discussion on the matter that will require all Dallas companies to give employees earned paid sick time.
City Of Dallas Working On 'Racial Equity' PlanThis is a city initiative to acknowledge Dallas has not been valuing all citizens equally.
North Texas Congressmen React To Release Of Redacted Mueller ReportNorth Texas congressmen Marc Veasey and Roger Williams give their thoughts on the Thursday's release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which had parts redacted.
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