The election to replace Robert Duncan seems unlikely to produce the reddest kind of right-wing bomb thrower—but it’s still a chamber where every ego counts.
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Robert Duncan’s resignation to lead the Texas Tech University System will likely tilt the Texas Senate even further to the right.
For a year, supporters of gun-owners’ right to Open Carry have been mobilizing. Now, the Texas Legislature may be preparing to act on their demands.
On Thursday, a Senate committee hearing provided an opportunity for Republicans Senators and pro-choice activists to spar over women’s health.
For the last week, activists, lawmakers and media have demanded that DPS produce evidence that protestors tried to bring jars of urine and feces […]
After a dramatic false start on Thursday, the big payday loan reform bill—tediously-negotiated by Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas)—easily cleared the Senate. But not before senators agreed to changes that would more or less kill the payday and auto-title industry in Texas.
Every ten years senators have their fate decided for them by a capsule in a white envelope with the odd or even number inside. […]
Nothing was off limits in a nearly two-hour long discussion of Senate Resolution 9, as senators joked about Whitmire’s age, loyalty, service and pranks.
Zaffirini’s nomination roast continued with a nod to Van de Putte’s 12 kids and grandchildren gathered around her desk. “I’m not sure when she became an advocate for Planned Parenthood,” Zaffirini said, “but I bet her children are glad it wasn’t earlier.”
The members of the Texas Senate have long thought of themselves as the adults in the Texas Capitol. Their counterparts in the House, relative adolescents prone to frequent outbursts and mess-making that must be put in order.