Texas Senate committee discusses turning Abbott’s vaccine mandate ban into law

A new bill filed in the State Senate aims to require companies to provide an exemption for people who don't want a vaccine for reasons as simple as someone's "conscience." Medical professionals argued that vaccines work and can keep workers safe. Supporters of the bill argued mandates are a form of "discrimination."

Texas House approves redistricting map largely favoring Republicans

The Texas House approved its proposal for state representation for the next ten years. It solidifies the Republican majority, adding districts with white voter majorities. But at least one North Texas Democrat secured a minor victory for his party in Dallas County.

Gov. Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any 'entity in Texas'

“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” Abbott wrote in his order.

Some North Texas clinics resume abortions after Senate Bill 8 suspended

In a 113-page opinion, Judge Pitman took Texas to task over the law, saying Republican lawmakers had "contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme" by leaving enforcement solely in the hands of private citizens. Some North Texas providers have already begun providing expanded abortions.