The Texas House on Thursday gave an initial OK to a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit, marking a win for gun rights activists who have for years pushed the measure at the Legislature but a blow to El Paso Democrats who have been fighting for gun safety measures since the 2019 massacre in their hometown.
The bills discussed dealt with secondary policy issues that arose -- like not being able to work because there is no school or childcare and excusing people from accepting jobs that are unsafe.
A showdown is setting up in Texas over what’s called constitutional carry, legislation that would allow Texans to carry a handgun without a license.
House Bill 6 is part of a broader Republican effort this year to enact wide-ranging changes to elections in Texas that would ratchet up the state’s already restrictive election rules in the name of “election integrity” despite little to no evidence of widespread fraud.
Texas Republicans advanced a slate of proposed new voting restrictions Thursday that would reduce options to cast ballots, limit polling hours and hand more power to partisan poll watchers.
Members of the Senate State Affairs committee Wednesday took up legislation to limit what a governor can do during a crisis.
Criminal back ground checks for all gun sales in Texas is atop their wish list, along with red flag laws which would allow a person to temporarily have guns taken from them by a judge if family expressed concern about their mental state.
The bills aim to make sure facilities are diligent in their hiring and parents have the information they need when they send their kids off to daycare.
The state’s Republican leadership says Senate Bill 7 is designed to prevent fraud and ensure greater election integrity. Democrats disagree.
With so many contenders, the District 6 race is likely to go to a mid-summer runoff, and Democrats involved hope they can secure a second-round spot on their way to turning the district blue.
Dallas attorney and civil rights activist Lee Merritt says he will run against incumbent Ken Paxton for Texas attorney general.
Matthew McConaughey is speaking out about Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to lift the state's mask mandate as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues.
Republican lawmakers in Texas have filed more than two dozen bills aimed at restricting voting.
Matthew McConaughey could be headed for a career in politics in the near future.
The legislation would require amending the Texas Constitution, which currently bans most gaming in Texas. That is only possible with a two-thirds vote of lawmakers in both chambers, and then voter approval in the November election.
The governor is calling the situation at the border a crisis. He says cartels are ramping up drug trafficking and human smuggling. Children are coming in, in record numbers.
In Texas, experts say more than 9 million people don’t have a broadband internet connection, either because the infrastructure doesn’t reach their homes or because they aren’t subscribed to a service.
A crowd of 23 candidates — including 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats — has filed for the May 1 special election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, according to the secretary of state's office.
There was instant reaction to Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to end the statewide mask mandate and allow all businesses to fully reopen.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is calling for the resignations of Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) President and CEO Bill Magness and Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman DeAnn Walker.