The Texas House passed a bill 88-40 Friday that would lower the criminal penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana and provide a path for many Texans charged with such a crime to expunge it from their criminal records. The bill applies to possession of 1 ounce or less. Do you support…
The newly released funds come after educators and state Democrats urged the governor to unlock the pandemic relief money as schools plan their budgets for the next school year.
House Bill 1024 would allow beer, wine and mixed drinks to be included in pickup and delivery food orders, securing a revenue stream made available to restaurants in the last year during the pandemic.
Texas will have 38 congressional seats as a result of the latest U.S. census. It's one of six states to gain seats, and it's the only state that will get more than one.
Even with less traffic during the pandemic, Texas work zone fatalities increased 9% in 2020 compared to 2019.
East Texas Giving Day kicked off at 6 a.m. today with seven participating Lamar County nonprofits hoping to benefit from the generosity of donors from across the region.
U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on Covid-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clot.
Local health officials reported shorter lines and less demand at vaccination sites, and warned that there's still much work to be done to make Texans safe from the virus.
The Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would require police officers to intervene when they see a fellow officer act with excessive force.
Senate Bill 16, filed by State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, would require an individual’s written consent for a state agency to share their personal information.
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.
The state's grid operator included extreme weather scenarios in its early summer assessment and found that a combination of a severe drought, heat wave and low winds could lead to more power outages. Experts warn this summer could be hot and dry, enhanced by climate change.
The Texas Senate approved without objection a budget that preserves the educator pay raises and increased public school funding that were the centerpiece of the 2019 session.
A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” so it can serve them ads.
The Texas Senate last week passed several bills listed as major priorities by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Though most bills are numbered in the order in which they are filed, Patrick reserves the first 30 numbers for legislation he feels are top priorities for the state. A number of these marquee …
The Texas Senate early Thursday approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Bryan Hughes that would prohibit social media companies with at least 100 million monthly users from blocking, banning, demonetizing or discriminating against a user based on their viewpoint or their location within Texas.
Senate Bill 3 would require all power generators, transmission lines, natural gas facilities and pipelines to make upgrades for extreme weather. Its prospects are uncertain in the House, which is scheduled to take up a series of related, standalone bills on Tuesday.
Republican Rep. Pat Fallon pulled the curtain back on politics in the nation’s Capitol during a Covid-era teleconference town hall with his District 4 constituents.
There's a good chance the Red River Valley will see strong to severe storms this evening and overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
By readjusting what happened with prices in the electricity market during the winter storm, it is unclear who would be helped or hurt — and by how much.
With the controversy over the recent November election, members of the Texas Legislature have filed many voting bills, aimed at everything from limiting poll access, managing voting by mail, purging voter rolls and much more.