Will Texas’s Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities Hurt Law Enforcement? – The Atlantic

The Atlantic Will Texas's Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities Hurt Law Enforcement?The Atlantic“It is a bad day for Texas when officials sworn to enforce the law, want to help people who commit manslaughter and sexual assault evade federal immigration detainers,” said Texas State Senator Charles Perry, the author of the legislation, in a statement.and more »

The Brief: It’s the last day of the 85th Texas legislative session. Ready for a special session? – Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune The Brief: It's the last day of the 85th Texas legislative session. Ready for a special session?Texas TribuneThe 85th Texas Legislative session ends today — and lawmakers may be barreling towards a special session at a time when tensions have spiked between the House and Senate. During this regular session's last weekend, each […]

In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies – NPR

NPR In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen PregnanciesNPRTo understand why teen pregnancy rates are so high in Texas, meet Jessica Chester. When Chester was in high school in Garland, she decided to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. She wanted to become a doctor. "I was top of the class," she says.and […]

85th Texas Legislature – The Baytown Sun

The Baytown Sun 85th Texas LegislatureThe Baytown SunWhile the legislature waits to find out if Gov. Abbott will call a special session to address unfinished business — and what that session might include if it happens — special interest groups across the state are taking stock of what did and did not …Looking back at […]

UCLA drops NCAA baseball regional opener 3-2 to Texas – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times UCLA drops NCAA baseball regional opener 3-2 to TexasLos Angeles TimesUCLA has been living a season on the brink almost from opening day. The Bruins' record sat at five games below .500 in the middle of March, necessitating a sustained push for the next 2 1/2 months just to make the postseason. […]

The Look Back: What happened during the 85th legislative session – Dallas News

Dallas News The Look Back: What happened during the 85th legislative sessionDallas NewsThe 85th Legislature will adjourn Sine Die on Monday, which means without assigning another day to meet. It marks the end of 140 days of potty … We'll be sitting down with Rep. Senfronia Thompson, the longest-serving female lawmaker in the Texas House.

Jones State Forest bill dies in Texas House, forest remains unprotected

Conroe, June 2 – After a bit of a tortured history, Senate Bill 1964, which, as amended, would have protected the Jones State Forest from future commercial development, died in the Texas House of Representatives when the 85th Texas Legislature came to a close. Creighton filed and then altered his proposed legislation State Senator Brandon […]

Texas Senate names Senator Nichols President Pro Tempore

Austin — On Monday, the 85th Legislative Session came to a close. We all rest a bit easier as a result of the end of the Legislative Session, except for the fact that there was a complete failure to pass any meaningful ad valorem property taxation reform. Of course the real tax reform will only […]

Shootout At Texas Car Dealership Leaves 3 Dead – NPR

NPR Shootout At Texas Car Dealership Leaves 3 DeadNPRWarning: A quick succession of gunshots can be heard on the video but no graphic aftermath is shown. Customers and employees were diving for cover Tuesday night at the Nissan dealership in Greenville, Texas. Two bounty hunters and the fugitive from …Bounty Hunters and Fugitive Kill Each Other […]