Posted on · In most cases, it’s illegal to gamble or place a bet in the state. But there are some exceptions.
Posted on · Lori Brown's plans aren't fully formed. But she's determined to push for new laws in Texas that she believes will prevent stabbing sprees like the one that killed her son.
Posted on · Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas
Posted on · Despite his own claims to the contrary, President Trump signed fewer laws than any of his recent predecessors. But numbers aren't everything. Significance matters more
Posted on · More than 670 new state laws have taken effect across Texas as of Sept. 1. We learn about them and how they might effect Houston.
Posted on · (Above: San Antonio Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales, Alan Warrick, Ana Sandoval, Roberto Trevino, and Rey Saldana attend a small rally outside San Antonio City Hall just hours before the city filed suit against the state over SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” ban. Photo: Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio) The cities of San Antonio and […]
Posted on · We all have a general idea about how a bill becomes a law. But what many people don’t know is how a bill becomes a bill.
Posted on · Amid Texans’ mad dash to polling places this week, the front end of 12 days of voting before Election Day, civil rights groups and some voters are questioning how some county election officials are portraying the state’s voter identification requirements, which a federal judge softened in August.
Posted on · There areÂ 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are theÂ Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The otherÂ seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it. From time to time, citizens call for […]
Posted on · With the start of a new year, several new federal, state and local laws go into effect, including one that ensures the demise of the incandescent light bulb and one that has many architects scratching their heads. We discuss what they are and what they mean with Matthew Festa from South Texas College of Law.