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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...
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...