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Texas Lawmakers Approve Motorcycle Safety Legislation
Texas lawmakers Friday approved motorcycle safety legislation that organizers say was supposed to have been the focus of a meeting Sunday at a local restaurant that disintegrated into violence that left nine bikers dead and 18 wounded.
Tea Party Coalition Slams Top Texas Republicans
A coalition of Texas tea party groups is slamming the state’s top three Republican leaders.
Fertilizer Safety Bill Sent To Texas Governor
A bill meant to tighten regulations governing storage of ammonium nitrate, the fertilizer that caused the deadly 2013 explosion in West, is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas House Passes Religious Objections Measure
The Texas House Thursday passed a measure that would allow clergy to refuse to marry gay couples.
Five Texas Cities Among Fastest Growing In U.S.
Five Texas cities are among the fastest growing in the U.S.
Legislature Approves Right To Hunt Measure
The Legislature approved a right to hunt measure.
Texas Lawmakers Strike A Tax Deal
Texas lawmakers have struck a deal on the budget.
Judge Denies Protective Order Against Texas State Senator
A judge has denied a woman’s request for a protective order against a Texas state senator.
Texas Lawmakers OK Making Private College Police Records Public
Private college police records would be a public under a bill the Texas Legislature sent to Gov. Greg Abbott
Texas House Gives Marijuana Advocates A Small Victory
The Texas House has given marijuana advocates a small victory.
Records Show Paxton Earned Thousands From Referral Arrangement
Court records show that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earned thousands of dollars before he was elected by referring clients to a financial adviser.
Protesters Removed From UNT Audience As Abbott Speaks
Police escorted about a dozen protesters from the audience as Gov. Greg Abbott began his commencement address to graduates at the University of North Texas
Deadline Kills Scores Of Texas House Bills
A key deadline has passed and scores of high-profile Texas House bills are dead, at least, for now, as well as some lower-profile measures including one that would have eliminated the charge for specialty license plates for Gold Star mothers, fathers and spouses.
Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Is Dead For Now
A bill aimed at attempting to stop gay marriage in Texas regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead, at least for now.
End To Tax Standoff In Sight, Abbott Says
Gov. Greg Abbott says an end to a standoff between the House and Senate over tax cuts is in sight.
Texas House Passes Contentious Abortion Bill
The Texas House passed a contentious abortion bill Thursday.
Sweeping School Finance Overhaul Dies In Texas House
A Central Texas lawmaker's ambitious school finance overhaul died Thursday in the Texas House.
Delay Tactics Slow Texas House As Deadline Looms
Delay tactics were slowing the pace of business in the Texas House as a key deadline looms.
Dell Urges State Lawmakers To Stop Texas Anti-Gay-Marriage Bill
Computer giant Dell, Inc. is urging Texas lawmakers to stop pushing an anti-gay-marriage bill.
House OKs Fireworks Sales To Mark Texas Independence
The state House has approved a measure that would allow counties to permit the sale of fireworks not only around July 4 and New Year’s Eve, but also to mark Texas Independence Day and San Jacinto Day celebrations.
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