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Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy. An avid collector of movie memorabilia, Patrick wore the coat as he presided over the Senate Tuesday...
The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and buildings. The measure sailed through the Republican-controlled Senate in March, but hasn't been set for a vote in the House until the final week of the...
Two bills to expand gun rights that had been expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature have instead hit several snags and will need a big push during this final week of the session if they are to become law. A so-called campus carry bill, which would...
After nearly four hours of divisive debate, the Texas Senate voted along party lines Monday in favor of a Republican-backed measure that would tighten rules for teenagers unable to get the required parental consent for an abortion. The bill, which won preliminary approval on a...
AUSTIN – As severe weather including tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding continue across areas of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Caldwell, Cass, Collin, Dewitt, Fannin, Grayson, Harrison, Hays, Henderson,...
The Texas Senate has voted to bar law enforcement from giving the media the names of people involved in traffic accidents. The move came on a bill to protect accident victims from being harassed by lawyers seeking to file lawsuits. But the Senate pushed it further in what would...
The Texas House gave preliminary approval to increasing homestead property tax exemptions, key to a $3.8 billion tax cut package on Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's wish list. Hours later Sunday, the Senate voted to cut business taxes by more than $2 billion. The property tax cut...
The family of one of nine people killed in a shootout outside a Waco restaurant has held a funeral for the man. The funeral for Richard Kirschner Junior was held at a funeral home in the Dallas suburb of Plano. The 47-year-old motorcycle enthusiast was among those killed when a...
Three people have died when the pickup truck in which they were riding plunged from a freeway bridge near Fort Worth. The crash happened shortly before noon Saturday on Interstate 820 northbound at Texas 10 in Hurst. MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said the truck rolled off the...