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Organization: What they need: Location: Hays County Food Bank http://haysfoodbank.org High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (ravioli, soups, spaghetti) Paper goods and products (paper towels/plates/cups/napkins, plastic utensils) Single serving meals that do not require...
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...
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...