Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick “optimistic” about allowing permitless carry of handguns as bill appears poised to reach Senate floor

Legislation to allow permitless carrying of handguns appears headed toward the floor of the Texas Senate next week, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he is “optimistic” about its chances … Read More

Texas House passes package of police reform bills, including measure requiring more substantive disciplinary action for police misconduct

The Texas House on Friday quickly approved three police reform measures that are part of a sweeping set of legislation following the in-custody murder of George Floyd last year. The … Read More

Texas lawmakers consider bill that would prevent schools and workplaces from discriminatory bans on dreadlocks, other hairstyles

Texas lawmakers could ban race-based hair discrimination in schools and work places — such as dress codes that don’t allow dreadlocks — under a bill known as the CROWN Act, … Read More

Freshman GOP Texas congressman made a personal pitch to Joe Biden: Let me help with criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON – A surprise moment of potential bipartisanship emerged Wednesday night between President Joe Biden and a Texas freshman Republican, U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls of Richmond. After Biden’s hour-long address … Read More

Authorities say they won’t seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a Texas Capitol staffer

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Travis County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday “that there is not enough evidence to support” an allegation that a lobbyist used a date … Read More