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Texas state lawmakers negotiated on Thursday a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, easing concerns of police and priming it for a vote that would send it to Gov. Greg Abbott. House and Senate negotiators said they stripped out language that sought...
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a pre-K boost that delivers one promise and appears close to making good on another over gun rights before Texas lawmakers go home next week. In the home stretch of the first legislative session under Abbott, which ends Monday, there...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Cruz Alfredo Bazan, 26, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Bazan is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender...
Disabled students say they were charged with truancy and funneled out of public schools, according to an official complaint they filed Wednesday, accusing 13 districts and the Texas Education Agency of violating federal law. Three nonprofits - Disability Rights Texas, the...
Fierce opposition from police across the state on Wednesday derailed efforts to pass a bill allowing open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas, a significant delay that could threaten its passage before Monday's end of the legislative session. The bill applies to Texans...
Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas. The bill appeared ready to pass the House and be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott to sign into law. But law enforcement groups rallied strong...
The Texas House has passed a sweeping package of stricter ethics rules for state lawmakers and other elected officials — including mandating more financial disclosure for "dark money" groups. Gov. Greg Abbott has championed ethics overhauls, and the measure already passed the...
Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in public college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval, barely beating a midnight deadline. A final House vote Wednesday would set up negotiations with the Senate, which has...
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...