Sanctuary Cities a No Show in the Senate

Immigrant and civil rights advocates were vigilant Wednesday, watching for any sign that HB 12, the sanctuary cities bill, might be brought up in […]

A Step-By-Step Guide to the School Finance Battle

  For two days, the House and Senate have been locked in negotiations about just how they’ll distribute $4 billion in funding cuts to […]

Bill Addresses Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Almost immediately after a woman is raped, she must endure the invasive and often humiliating process through which evidence is collected. In most cases, […]

Alex Jones Leads Mob to the Doors of the Senate

The Senate’s decision to block HB 1937—the TSA “anti-groping bill” by Rep. David Simpson—brought a small mob of protestors to the Capitol today intent […]

Sherwood Forest Faire

Giddings “This a kind-of co-op Renaissance festival near Giddings. You can lease a piece of land there and open up your own jousting stand, […]

Bum Rap

Last week the House just barely passed HB 359 by Rep. Alma Allen, D-Houston, that would require public schools to obtain parental consent before […]

Tea Warning

Budget Effectively Guts Family Planning

Updated May 26, 9:55 a.m. The budget conference committee approved its report this morning on a 9-1 vote, which includes the nearly $62 million […]

Freedom Fighters

  On May 12, Johnnie Pinchback became the 28th Dallas man to be freed from prison after evidence proved police got the wrong guy. […]

Sanctuary City and Senate Dems: Si Se Puede

Late last night after 11:00 p.m., Lt. Governor David Dewhurst allowed HB 12, the Sanctuary Cities bill, to come up for a vote in […]