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(Photo Steve Ikeguchi/Shutterstock) Marijuana activists are hoping for some forward progress in the Texas legislature this session. Hundreds gather at the steps of the Capitol in Austin yesterday to advocate 21st Century laws for cannabis in Texas. Heather Fazio with the...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Advocacy groups are teaming up to champion Democratic bills designed to promote access to abortion and reproductive health care in Texas - but most appear to have little chance of passing. Eleven abortion rights and social organizations gathered...
(Photo Credit: Fox News) A late tweak to Texas' already strict anti-"sanctuary cities" bill that zoomed through the state Senate calls for jail time for sheriffs and other law enforcement officials who refuse to enforce federal immigration law. It also potentially allows for...
Photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Yesterday, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos, stopped a Dodge Charger on Interstate 10 at the 663 mile-marker, about 1:15 pm, for a traffic violation. After...
President Donald Trump told a Texas sheriff they could "destroy" the career of a state lawmaker trying to reform asset forfeiture laws that critics say police abuse as a funding source. Trump's comment Tuesday drew laughs during a meeting with sheriffs in the White House while...
(Photo Credit: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office) Authorities north of Houston have arrested a man previously convicted in a voter fraud scheme in which a group of people gave a hotel as their residence so they could vote to unseat a local utility board. Montgomery County jail...
(Photo Credit: KLBJ Staff Photographer) The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill punishing local governments that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. It's the strongest indication yet that the state's Republicans look to crack...
Photo courtesy of governor's office AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement after the Texas Senate passed an ethics reform package (SB 14), one of Governor Abbott’s emergency legislative priorities: “The faith that people have in their democracy is...
(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is criticizing a business group study suggesting that the so-called "bathroom bill" could cost Texas billions in lost revenue. The Texas Association of Business has estimated that a proposal barring transgender Texans from...