State Sen. José Rodríguez said Thursday that if the opportunity arises, he plans to filibuster a bill allowing the open carry of handguns in Texas.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed House Bill 4, which is aimed at improving early education in Texas.
A state law granting a new trial in cases where the forensic science was flawed has hit an impediment: What if a field of such science has not been discredited, but an individual scientist makes a mistake?
Question still remains as to what caused the incident.
Officers, with the help of the Pharr Fire Department, used bio hazard equipment to enter the apartment where they found 15 dead and 3 malnourished cats.
Budget writers have added some last-minute cash for the Alamo to spiff up the Texas shrine and its surroundings, in large part to ensure that the state holds on to a collection of Alamo artifacts from British music legend Phil Collins.
At the end of the legislative session, votes still count and majorities are important. But the rules come into play as well, and so do the political minorities.
After outspoken opposition from the state's law enforcement officials, the Texas House on Wednesday took a step toward removing a controversial provision from legislation allowing licensed Texans to openly carry handguns.
It's a calculation every member of Congress who runs for president faces: Is time spent fundraising and campaigning worth the blowback for missing work in D.C.? So far, Texas' junior senator appears to be betting yes.
Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said. But efforts to consider climate change policy in Texas have fallen flat.
Oklahoma mother and son swept away by flood waters by clinging to tree.
Houston grandmother kept away from her home by flood waters finally reunites with her beloved poodle.
Cyclist finds casket unearthed and relocated by flood waters.
A man is in custody after he allegedly tried to abscond with some sheep.
Just five months into his first term, Gov. Greg Abbott is tackling the kind of crisis for which his predecessor likes to say there is no manual. Abbott's response to deadly flooding across the state has put on the front lines of the sort of disaster that can make or break a Texas governor.
The incentive fund for attracting film and video game companies to Texas is about to take a major budget hit. Advocates for both industries are licking their wounds, and blaming each other for failing to present a united front.
With the death of all legislation specifically aiming to re-regulate tuition costs at Texas' public universities, proponents of the idea see few avenues for implementing the idea this year.
House Bill 1514, which would add a special label to the health insurance cards of people purchasing health plans on the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, passed the Texas Senate late Tuesday evening.
An expansive border security bill declared a priority by Gov. Greg Abbott was given final approval Tuesday by the Texas Senate. The vote marked the near end of a months-long disagreement between the House and the Senate.
A Texas Senate committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would forbid state or local governments from using public money to issue same-sex marriage licenses, reviving a proposal that died in the House earlier this month.
At least 30 people are missing in Texas, while more states brace for flooding.
House Democrats narrowly avoided a Republican-led effort to rearrange the chamber's calendar to make sure controversial measures got a vote before a midnight deadline. On the House schedule are bills affecting abortion and guns on college campuses. Members have to slog through a heap of old business before they can take up those big-ticket items.
House and Senate leaders have come to an agreement on a deal to significantly boost the Texas Department of Transportation’s funding.
Texas housing advocates are sounding the alarm about disaster recovery legislation they say would be critical for those affected by the kinds of storms that devastated some parts of the state this week.
Undercover video of Texas lawmakers made by the American Phoenix Foundation will not be published by Breitbart Texas after the legislative session ends, according to the conservative news organization's managing director.
A redesign of the state's foster care system aims to combat a major difficulty facing many former foster children: learning how to survive after aging out of the system.
Driver plowed through remote New Mexico cemetery containing remains of several veterans.
Teen on way home from prom dies in floodwaters near San Antonio, TX
Authorities say eight people are still missing since flooding Saturday night in Wimberley, Texas.
A late-night amendment aimed at keeping secret the names of parties involved in traffic accidents parties is expected to be stripped out of a bill targeting overzealous tort lawyers, its sponsor conceded Monday.
With one week left in this legislative session, hundreds of bills are still pending. But if legislative action ended right now, there would be little reason for Gov. Greg Abbott to call lawmakers back for overtime.
Inmates in some Texas county jails may no longer have to speak to loved ones on a video screen, after the Senate voted today to pass a House measure guaranteeing a minimum of two, 20-minute in-person visitations per week.
At the last minute, the House voted to scrap changes to the Hazlewood program that would have made many children of veterans ineligible for free tuition. The bill will still need to be reconciled with the Senate's more restrictive version.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation aiming to quicken regulators' pace of cranking out permits for major industrial projects by limiting public scrutiny.
The Senate gave a unanimous vote of support on Friday to a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs that have received preliminary approval by the FDA.
An ethics overhaul package, dramatically reworked, now takes aim at people who secretly record lawmakers inside the Texas Capitol. It also would require certain politically active nonprofits to disclose large donations.
Iowans got one last chance this week to size up former Gov. Rick Perry's shot at redemption before a likely June 4 presidential announcement. In nearly a dozen events across the state, Perry gave them plenty of reasons not to count him out.
A high school in Dallas has recalled yearbooks after someone managed to get into the system and print mean quotes beneath seniors' photos.
Texas parents say their 14-year-old son's teacher ordered other students to slap him during class.
Vigil held for Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco, who was killed earlier this week while tracking a fugitive.
Popular TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin offers advice to graduates at New Mexico's Shiprock High School.
Heavy rains turn streets into rivers, stranding drivers.
Legislation pushed by a politically connected company would increase unemployment taxes for Texas employers. Proponents say it would help outsourcing companies avoid what they call "double taxation." Critics say it's a special interest perk that will cost every company that doesn't outsource its administrative functions.
After four years of trying out a new way of awarding state contracts known as design-build, lawmakers aren't sure taxpayers get a better deal, and Texas businesses say they're being muscled out of jobs by larger, out-of-state companies.
An unexpected end-of-session skirmish over payroll deductions for union dues pits Republicans against Democrats, business against labor, and presents lawmakers with one of those votes that might be important in next year's elections.
The so-called Pastor Protection Act, which aims to clarify a clergy member's right to refuse to conduct a marriage that violates his or her beliefs, tentatively passed the Texas House 141-2 Thursday.
The Texas Senate voted Thursday to weaken the state’s Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say unfairly penalizes poor Texans.
In a shift away from his predecessor Rick Perry, Gov. Greg Abbott has informed the U.S. Justice Department that Texas plans to comply as much as possible with a federal law that aims to prevent prison rape.
Two large donors to the American Phoenix Foundation, which has been secretly recording Texas lawmakers, are well-known backers of conservative causes — the Strake Foundation and Jeff Sandefer's Ed Foundation.
Businesses are joining consumer advocates in sounding the alarm about a proposal that critics say would stack the deck in favor of insurance companies at the expense of businesses and homeowners.