“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
A sweeping anti-abortion bill leaves prosecutors wide discretion over who is charged for unlawful abortions.
May 26 UPDATE: The Senate accepted House amendments to SB 8 on a vote of 22-9 Friday afternoon. The bill now heads to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk for his sig...Read More
More than ever, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is pulling the strings at the Capitol.
There was something very peculiar about the proceedings of the Texas House Sunday night, even amid a session that has scored high in casual cruelty and procedur...Read More
Feeding Texas is now collecting donations to help pay off school lunch debts and encourage schools to adopt more generous meal policies.
Feeding Texas is now collecting donations to help pay off school lunch debts and encourage schools to adopt more generous meal policies....Read More
The governor published a counterfactual editorial Friday about the anti-“sanctuary cities” bill.
Governor Greg Abbott published an editorial in the San Antonio Express-News Friday defending Senate Bill 4 — the anti-“sanctuary cities” law that critics ...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