Texas Legislature

Today, when it seems that so many are apathetic about exercising the franchise, I thought it fitting to recognize the anniversary of  Lawrence Aaron Nixon who walked into the same El Paso polling place that had denied him his ballot twenty years before. On that day, July 22, 1944, he voted in a Democratic primary. […]

Thousands are expected to flood the Capitol today as the State Senate  Health and Human Services Committee hears testimony from opponents and supporters of Senate…

Supporters of a bill that would require Texas teachers to be trained to recognize signs of mental health problems in their students say this law could save children’s…

Three Texas lawmakers are planning to introduce a new law to give school districts more options in providing security on campus. Sens. John Whitmire, Tommy…

There was a lot of talk leading up to the mid-term elections.  Now, a crackdown on illegal immigration seems certain to emerge from next year’s legislative session. The Texas GOP also expanded its House majority, limiting Democrats’ options. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said a bill he filed would require police to ask anyone stopped for […]