Texas Legislature

Strong-Armed Texas State Lawmaker Has Broken Six Gavels This SessionKenneth Sheets managed to break six solid, walnut gavels this session on days he's been called upon to preside over the House.
Texas Takes Giant Step To Allowing Concealed Handguns In College ClassroomsTexas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval to a so-called "campus carry" measure, barely beating a midnight deadline.
Federal Appeals Court Allows Texas To Enforce Abortion LimitsWomen seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will drive hours if they live near the Mexico border and have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough Republican-backed clinic laws.
Groups Sue To Halt Key Parts Of Texas Abortion LawMore than a dozen women's health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos as it was approved.
Texas Gov. Calls Second Special Session On AbortionGov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.
Bill Makes Using Drones To Photograph People On Private Property A CrimeTexans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor's office.
Texas Legislature Votes To Slash High School Standardized Tests By Two-ThirdsThe Texas Legislature opened in January with students, parents, teachers and school administrators across the state clamoring that making youngsters pass a nation-leading 15 state-mandated standardized tests to graduate high school was far too many.
Santa Approves: House OK's 'Merry Christmas' BillOn the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature.
Right-To-Life Groups Split On End-Of-Life DecisionA battle is brewing at the Texas Legislature among right-to-life groups, but rather than debating when life begins, they are fighting over the rules that govern the end of a terminally ill person's life.
Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz Against PatrickLong-simmering tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick, a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature, have boiled over during a radio interview.
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