Since Sandy Hook, a handful of Texas school districts have added policies letting some teachers carry guns—Patrick’s bill is meant to make that decision safer, so heat-packing teachers know what they’re getting into.
Daily Archives: March 19, 2013
Late Tuesday, a Senate committee voted out a contentious bill that critics have blasted as an attack on abortion rights.
At a legislative hearing this morning, state Sen. John Carona, the Dallas Republican who’s leading the payday “reform” effort in the Senate, basically said the industry had bought off lawmakers. Carona was defending the latest version of his payday loan legislation, which most advocates derided as unacceptably weak.
Manuela Luna’s colonia near Mercedes, Texas is no suburban paradise. Spanish Palms, a small low-income community of 25 people, lacks paved roads, but at least there’s running water, electricity and septic systems on the inhabited lots — basic services absent …
On Monday, Rep. Naomi Gonzales crawled, tail between legs, to the feet of her fellow representatives as she begged for forgiveness for her recent DWI and car crash which injured two people.