Posted on · GOP leaders claim the development markets to undocumented people and is plagued by crime. One of its owners refutes the allegations and says he’s ready to show lawmakers that Colony Ridge isn’t different than any other rural Texas community.
Posted on · In the fallout of A&M’s failure to hire professor Kathleen McElroy, students and alumni lament the missed opportunity to revive the university’s journalism program and provide students with valuable mentorship.
Posted on · Legislators passed a bill that requires courts to report certain involuntary mental health hospitalizations to the federal gun background check system. Many other measures that could restrict firearm access got little traction.
Posted on · Abbott noted many bills that were passed during the regular session, which ended around 6 p.m. Monday, but he added that “many critical items remain” and will require multiple special sessions.
Posted on · A gubernatorial spokesperson did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether the governor supports the bill.
Posted on · The bill seeks to ban discrimination based on certain hairstyles — like braids, dreadlocks and twists — in schools, workplaces and housing.
Posted on · The chamber voted 136-5 on Tuesday to give initial approval to a bill that seeks to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year. But that doesn’t mean the measure has an easy path to reality.
Posted on · Under Senate Bill 23, authored by Houston Republican Joan Huffman, all felonies involving a gun would incur a mandatory 10-year prison sentence. It’s meant to curb crime, despite the lack of correlation between harsher sentences and crime rates.
Posted on · Many relatives of Uvalde victims back bills that state Rep. Tracy King and Sen. Roland Gutierrez are pushing in the Legislature. But limits on gun access don’t fare well at the Capitol.
Posted on · Abbott is making his pitch ahead of the upcoming legislative session.
Posted on · Audio obtained by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica shows just how long police and dispatchers likely knew that children and teachers were in danger before taking action at Robb Elementary School.