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The Texas Legislature has approved an overhaul of an academic accountability rating system that issues schools and school districts A to F letter grades.
farm labor housing that once helped migrant workers shut down over a decade ago in Floydada, Texas. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN).
Austin - The CEOs of 14 top companies, including facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, have sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott urging him not to pass discriminatory legislation.
Austin - Good morning, y'all, and welcome to The Dallas Morning News' weekly political preview: The Look Ahead. This week, we're treating you to The Look Back, in honor of the last day of the legislative session.
Austin - With a tight budget and unwillingness to tap into huge reserves, few Texans got what they wanted from the Texas Legislature. But minority lawmakers say the pain of the lean agenda cut much deeper in their communities, as the failure to add ...
Texas Legislature. Texas Legislature Passes $217 Billion Budget. The two-year package includes extra funding for foster care and mental health, but shifts more of public school costs onto local taxpayers.
Austin -- The last day is here. After 140 days, the biennial session of the Texas Legislature will end today with the presiding officer of the Senate and House gavelling out with the words: "We are adjourned sine die.
Austin - The 85th session of the Texas Legislature gavels to a close Monday, and the threat of disagreements forcing a special session remained Sunday.
Both chambers of the Texas Legislature voted Saturday evening to approve a $217 billion, two-year budget that would boost funding for the state's beleaguered child welfare agency, increase the number of state troopers on the Texas-Mexico border and ...
Gov. Greg Abbott's signature is all that's stopping Texans from shooting hogs from hot air balloons. The Texas Senate on Wednesday passed House Bill 3535, which would require Texans to get a permit before hunting feral hogs and coyotes.
The legal victory for Uber and Lyft comes after intense lobbying of the Texas Legislature over the past two years. The bill, HB 100, establishes statewide ride-sharing regulations in Texas, overriding Austin's own rules.
The Texas state legislature has approved a bill to reform Houston's struggling pensions, with the Senate voting 25-5, and the House voting 103-43, as the bill heads to Gov.
As the Texas Legislature heads into its final weekend before the regular session ends Monday, lots of parts at the Capitol are still churning.
Austin, Texas (AP) - A bill allowing volunteer firefighters and first responders to bring their guns into restricted areas has cleared the state Legislature.
In April, the same judges concluded the 2011 Texas Legislature intentionally diluted the clout of minority voters statewide in drawing a state House districts.
Seat Belt Law For school Buses Passes Texas Legislature. Texas' newest seat belt law has reached Governor Greg Abbott's desk.
Austin - House and Senate negotiators Thursday signed off on a two-year, $216.8 billion budget that would add nearly 600 more child Protective Services workers, expand mental health services and keep state spending on border security at about $800 ...
Austin, Texas (AP) Texas lawmakers have approved the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons. Texas' growing hog population causes millions of dollars' worth of damage to crops every year.
The Texas Legislature on Wednesday approved a pension reform bill for Houston's three pension funds. The measure passed the House by a 103-43 vote on Wednesday, a day after it passed the Senate.
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But both are scheduled to restart operations in the city next Monday thanks to legislation passed by the Texas Legislature this month.
Austin - Texans may soon be able to go to the doctor by turning on their smartphones or computers. After years of contentious debate, the Legislature has approved a telemedicine bill that now makes it legal in Texas for doctors to see patients via ...
The Texas Legislature has approved expanded state penal codes prohibiting bestiality, sending them to Gov. Greg Abbott. Advertisement.
Republicans are pushing changes with urgency: the Texas Legislature has less than a week left to pass bills before adjourning until 2019, and federal courts that have confronted the state over voting rights in recent years are watching.
A law making it more difficult to exploit seniors financially has passed both houses of the Texas Legislature and is on its way to the governor for signature.
Days after five police officers were killed by a lone gunman in downtown Dallas, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation that would make killing a police officer a federal crime.
Austin - The Texas Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that seeks to fix the broken Dallas police and Fire Pension System. The bill barely made it out of committee last week but was saved by last-minute negotiations between the city, police and ...
Austin - A 13-year-old boy is in critical condition at a Fort Worth hospital after attempting to hang himself Friday at a state lockup for juvenile offenders.
A bill that would force Texas breweries, once they've grown beyond a state-limited size, to sell and buy back their own beer before offering it in their own taprooms has now passed both houses of the state Legislature.
Austin - The Texas Senate will reject the so-called bathroom bill passed in the House late Sunday and request a special committee to work out a compromise on the legislation.
Back in November, more than a month before the 85th session of the Texas Legislature had begun, Dallas' top tourism group laid out its priorities for the year ahead.
State Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, held a news conference on Tuesday to announce a collaboration with Feeding Texas after her so-called school lunch shaming bill was killed.
There was something very peculiar about the proceedings of the Texas House Sunday night, even amid a session that has scored high in casual cruelty and procedural dishonesty.
The bill, negotiated with input from the Texas e-Health Alliance and various other stakeholder groups, expands options for health care providers utilizing telemedicine methods with Texas-based individuals.
A bill that would force Texas breweries, once they've grown beyond a state-limited size, to sell and buy back their own beer before offering it in their own taprooms has now passed both houses of the state Legislature.
Austin - Good morning, y'all, and welcome to The Dallas Morning News' weekly political preview: The Look Ahead. Join us here every Monday morning for a peek at the week to come in the Texas Legislature. Is it....Monday? It seems impossible since the ...
The Texas Legislature may have just answered with a solution: banning child marriages altogether, as the House voted to do on Friday, sending the legislation up to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature.
Austin, Texas - The Texas Legislature has approved eliminating straight-ticket voting beginning in September 2020. The bill eventually prohibits Texans from choosing a party's full slate of candidates with a single ballot marking.
The 2017 Texas Legislature has not pointed the state toward the kind of economic recovery that is needed, said Evan Smith, Texas Tribune Chief Executive Officer.
Austin -- The end is near. In just a week, the Texas Legislature's 85th session will come to a close. And coming week will be spent making sure that as many high-priority bills as possible, including the state budget, will be passed into law.
Austin, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved eliminating straight-ticket voting beginning in September 2020. The bill eventually prohibits Texans from choosing a party's full slate of candidates with a single ballot marking.
The Texas Legislature on Saturday moved one step closer to joining the large majority of state governments that consider sexual conduct between humans and animals or fowl a crime.
Austin - The Texas House on Saturday approved the Sandra Bland Act, sending it on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk for enactment.
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Austin, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Legislature has approved eliminating straight-ticket voting beginning in September 2020. The bill eventually prohibits Texans from choosing a party's full slate of candidates with a single ballot marking.
Charlotte Hammacher's pickup was damanged by trees on Regency Drive in Austin during a storm in April. Posted: 5:44 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017.
"Today, the Texas Legislature took a clear stand in support of innovation and the free market by enacting a statewide ridesharing policy that is fair, consistent, and predictable," said Senator Schwertner.
The Texas Legislature brags that the federal government can't tell them what to do. They believe in local control -- well, until it comes to the cities in Texas.
Austin - Rep. Jonathan Stickland thundered down the center aisle of the Texas House, waving papers in the air and hollering at the speaker's dais.
Good morning! Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day. Weather: Morning storms, then partly cloudy, breezy, and very warm.


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