Protesters who gathered Wednesday outside the Waco Federal Building cheered after learning a judge denied a motion to suppress evidence filed by attorneys for a woman accused of helping her boyfriend dispose of the body of slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.
Texas is one of a handful of states that have approved legislation that prescribes how teachers discuss current events and prohibits students from receiving credit for participating in civic activities.
Abbott made national headlines with his announcement Thursday in Del Rio that Texas would build its own wall at the Mexico border, though he provided no further details and said he would lay out the plan this week.
The governor suggested more details would be released next week. The announcement Thursday of several initiatives is the latest in an ongoing conflict between Abbott, a Republican, and Democratic President Joe Biden's administration.
Planned Parenthood sued to block the “sanctuary city for the unborn” ordinance, passed by voters in May, but a federal judge said he didn’t have jurisdiction to hear the case. The ordinance went into effect Tuesday.
District 12 Rep. Kyle Kacal confirmed that Gov. Abbott intends to call a special legislative session in the month of June that will feature the failed voting bill and a measure to reform the state's bail process.
Several billions of dollars in state-approved financing will be necessary to stabilize the state’s distressed energy market after the winter storm. Texas approves more in finance bailouts for its utilities than any other state.
The signing of the bill opens a new frontier in the battle over abortion restrictions as first-of-its-kind legal provisions intended to make the law harder to challenge are poised to be tested in the courts.
A bill filed in honor of slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen aims to protect members of the Texas Military forces from sexual assault and to ensure swift justice for victims, the bill’s author said during a news conference Tuesday.
"I plan to meet with law enforcement who oppose permitless carry and with the [National Rifle Association] and [Gun Owners of America] who support it to see if we can find a path that a majority of senators will vote to pass,” Patrick said.