Guns

Texas House Approves Bill That Would Allow People To Carry A Gun Without A License

Posted on · House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be licensed to carry handguns, either openly or concealed.

Energy & Environment

Electricity Repricing Bill Hits Wall In Texas House, Marking First Major Schism With Senate This Session

Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the House "stood for big business" after Speaker Dade Phelan signaled skepticism about reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s winter storm.

Town Square

Texas Endure Freezing Temperatures Without Power With No Clear End In Sight

Posted on · Over 3 million Texas have been left without power such as listener Megan, who has endured over 30 hours without power or heat with her seven-week-old baby as temperatures plunged to the upper 20s inside her home.

Texas

Update: Phelan Sworn In As Texas House Speaker On Opening Day Of 2021 Texas Legislative Session

Posted on · Lawmakers will convene at noon in the State Capitol, where new senators and representatives will be sworn in. Between the coronavirus pandemic and last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, many have concerns about safety today.

Houston Matters

Talking With Some Of Houston’s Newest Elected Leaders (Nov. 5, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Conversations with two of Greater Houston's newest elected leaders, a new municipal court program helps those who can't afford to pay fines, writer Cole Brown discusses his search for Black identity, and the Houston Open gets underway with limited fans.

Election 2020

Texas Democrats’ Bid To Flip State House Fails

Posted on · Houston Public Media and the Texas Newsroom are following all of the races for the Texas House of Representatives this election cycle, as Democrats hope to gain a majority for the first time in nearly two decades.