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After passing the Texas Senate earlier this month, the GOP-backed bill sat in a House committee beyond do-or-die deadlines.
After passing the Texas Senate earlier this month, the GOP-backed bill sat in a House committee beyond do-or-die deadlines....Read More
“It’s taking a law that’s already unconstitutional and making it worse,” said one media attorney.
Texans caught flying drones over oil and gas well pads, cell towers and large animal feeding operations could face jail time if a bill that has cleared the Hous...Read More
“We are being rolled by the Senate, and trans children are part of that bargain,” said Representative Celia Israel.
In the final days of the 85th Texas Legislature, the House bent to the will of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick by approving a version of the anti-transgender ba...Read More
A "Donald Trump-style temper tantrum" is how one Democrat described Patrick's stunt.
Keep up with the Observer’s sharp reporting on the Legislature and throughout Texas with this weekly newsletter. Lieutenant Governor and Chief of Bathroom...Read More
Lawmakers voted to ban the most common form of second trimester abortions and to mandate the burial of fetal remains, among other measures.
Lawmakers voted to ban the most common form of second trimester abortions and to mandate the burial of fetal remains, among other measures. ...Read More
“I personally believe that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who harm our children,” said Representative Helen Giddings.
On a Wednesday morning in February 2016, Kelvin Holt, an Army veteran and then-substitute teacher, led a group of about 20 pre-kindergarten students into a Cent...Read More
“We saw what happened whenever prisons were privatized,” the caseworker told the Observer.
Vivian Farinazzo For Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworkers, no two days are exactly the same. Jennifer, a CPS worker in Houston, juggles more than a dozen...Read More
To repeal the Driver Responsibility Program, lawmakers are proposing to increase all Texas traffic fines by $20.
Since 2003, an obscure Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) program has trapped more than a million Texans in a cycle of debt, opponents say. For nearly as l...Read More