Democrats in the Texas Senate overwhelmingly crossed the aisle on Thursday to vote in favor of the “Star Spangled Banner Protection Act,” a conservative-backed bill that would require any professional sports teams with contracts with the state government to play the national anthem before the start of a game.
In a rare but upbeat moment of bipartisanship, Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas rolled out a new bill Thursday they say will better prepare the state for future extreme weather.
As a nuclear waste company’s plan to store the most dangerous type of radioactive waste in West Texas moves forward at the federal level, state lawmakers are aiming to ban the materials from entering the state.
Midland County District Attorney Laura Nodolf says that an ongoing criminal investigation is underway at the migrant facility in Midland after her office and the Sheriff’s Office were faced with allegations.
Ector County Commissioner Mike Gardner of Precinct 1 held a community meeting on Tuesday night where he took questions from the community and encouraged residents to become involved and practice their civic duty.
State Representative Brooks Landgraf’s legislation that would create the Texas Active Shooter Alert System unanimously passed out of the Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday and is now heading to the Texas Senate.