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Texas Lawyer previously reported that the Texas Legislature's 2017 Sunset bill made changes to the state bar. ... Also, lawmakers changed the State Bar Act to allow the state bar to increase lawyer dues, without a referendum, if the increase is less than 10 percent and occurs no more frequently than every ...
I would like to invite you to attend the seventh biennial Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches on April 13, where we are bringing Austin and Washington, ... In 1901, the Texas Legislature adopted the bluebonnet as our state's flower and in 1930 the Highway Department, now known as the Texas ...

Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, spoke as the Texas Legislature was in the midst of a special session. ... quit today and start the machinery of a special election to replace her, or she could wait it out, putting the special election sometime after the start of the Texas legislative session's beginning early next year.
“With this legislation, the Texas legislature proudly states that we don't see race,” Gov. Greg Abbott said as he signed the bill into law. “It's what's on the inside that matters, and now our schools will reflect that.” LISD is completely at a loss on how to implement this change, with the key problem being that ...
The Texas Legislature alone has hacked 63 exceptions into the Texas Public Information Act over the last four decades. Carve-outs have been added for the dates of birth of government employees, for attorney-client privilege, for information related to executions, for a public power utility's commercial ...

Dan Patrick's and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus' index fingers. The Texas Legislature unanimously passed — and the governor signed — a Senate resolution last year to create a committee to work on patches to the state's open information laws. It's supposed to be a joint committee, with members from ...
In 1901, the Texas Legislature adopted the bluebonnet as our state's flower and in 1930 the Highway Department, now known as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), began a beautification program which led to bluebonnets being grown along most major highways throughout the state.

Members of the Texas Legislature sent a resolution to Congress this past Friday to urge them to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS Act), which provides funding to counties which contain federal forest lands. The members who signed the resolution include ...
Did you see the latest House salvo at proponents of bathroom bills in the Texas Legislature? This isn't going to win anyone a Profiles in Courage award. For starters, it landed a week after the primaries, when the debate might have been raging — it wasn't, despite predictions — about whether the state ...
The law, one of the most controversial in recent Texas Legislature history, came after Abbott declared the legislation a priority item early during last year's 85th legislative session. After the governor signed the bill during a Facebook Live event in May, the city of El Cenizo and Maverick County sued to stop ...
After Tuesday's primary elections, the only Hispanic Republican incumbent who will return to the Texas Legislature in January is state Rep. J.M. Lozano of Kingsville. That's after three Hispanic GOP lawmakers served during the 2017 legislative session. On Tuesday, Dallas Republican state Rep.
Because of Texans who fought for freedom during the last legislative session, forced annexation has been significantly curtailed to the benefit of future ... Ultimately, the Texas Legislature should eliminate the distinction between large and small counties, and prohibit forced annexation everywhere in Texas.
Abbott's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether high-quality pre-K funding will be a priority for the 2019 legislative session. Molly Spratt, the legislative director for state Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, the chairman of the House Public Education Committee, said there is no ...
During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers decided not to fund a $118 million high-quality pre-K grant program that was created in 2015 and championed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The money had gone to 573 districts and charter schools that pledged to meet measures like setting a lower ...



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