Paxton, reelected last year by voters who shrugged off his scandals, now faces the prospect of impeachment by a House of Representatives chamber in which he may have few remaining allies.
Many allegations against Paxton were already known, but the public airing of them revealed the scope of the investigation by the committee, which has the power to recommend censure or impeachment.
Wednesday marks exactly a year since the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde. The community continues to grapple with the trauma and pain, and for those who lost someone that day, they’re determined to keep the memories of their loved ones alive.
Texas lawmakers in Austin have been under pressure to do something about gun violence in schools and public places. This legislative session, they prioritized security plans over tightening gun regulations.
Three Treviño children have suffered from panic attacks and nightmares since a mass shooting at Robb Elementary a year ago this week left 19 of their schoolmates and two teachers dead. Their parents are striving to help their kids feel normal again.
Gov. Greg Abbott said he will sign Senate Bill 14 into law, which will make Texas one of over a dozen states that restrict transition-related care for transgender minors. Legal groups have already pledged to challenge it in court.
Senate Bill 15 would allow people to sue colleges or universities they believe violate the prohibition on trans athletes’ sports participation.
An influx of migrants crossing the southern border after the expiration of Title 42 has not happened. But the governors of Florida and Idaho have already heeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s call.
The House gave initial approval Friday to a bill that would ban doctors from providing transition-related care to children. This is the furthest point the measure has reached in the Texas State Legislature.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate has no interest in the bill, which Democrats consider too punitive. But some moderates view it as a launch pad for bipartisan reform.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle threw their support behind a new requirement that the border unit use only commissioned peace officers for enforcement actions.
Hundreds of migrants have waited on the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande for days to be apprehended. Others say they want to follow the rules to enter legally — if they could just get the government phone app to work.
The bill would raise the minimum age for purchasing certain firearms from 18 to 21. But it likely wouldn’t have been an impediment to the Allen gunman obtaining a weapon. The proposal will still face an uphill battle in the Legislature.
President Joe Biden confirmed Sunday that the shooter used an AR-15-style weapon in the attack.
The Royse City Republican, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an employee, emerged from a room where a Texas House investigative panel was meeting.
Senate Bill 14 would prohibit trans youth from accessing puberty blockers and hormone therapy. When the bill came to the floor Tuesday afternoon, LGBTQ Texans and advocates started chanting, prompting House Speaker Dade Phelan to clear the chamber’s gallery.
The governor’s focus on immigration status, not the loss of life, draws rebukes from across the country.
The legislation is in response to elected prosecutors in Texas’ large, left-leaning counties who have said they will not prosecute abortion cases or have shown little interest in pursuing election fraud probes.
Prosecutors support shifting more youth into adult facilities as a way to help overworked prison guards and other kids in the state’s youth prisons. Youth justice advocates say Texas is giving up on the children who need the most help.
A bill advanced in the Texas House Wednesday would also help schools rehire retired teachers and offer other incentives in an effort to fight the state’s teacher shortage.
The Senate advanced a bill that could create such high financial risks for doctors and health insurers that they’d stop providing or covering gender-affirming care — even for adults.
Lawmakers have said school safety is a priority this session, but it is still unclear whether they’ll listen to Uvalde families who want to raise the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic guns from 18 to 21.
THE LEGAL CHALLENGE TO MIFEPRISTONE NOW RETURNS TO THE 5TH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN NEW ORLEANS.
NEW MOMS WOULD BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UP TO A YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH UNDER THE PROPOSAL, WHICH ALSO PASSED THE HOUSE LAST SESSION. THE SENATE PREVIOUSLY REDUCED IT TO JUST SIX MONTHS OF COVERAGE.
THE FAMILIES OF UVALDE SHOOTING VICTIMS WAITED HOURS TO TESTIFY AT A HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 2744, WHICH WOULD RAISE THE MINIMUM AGE TO PURCHASE SEMI-AUTOMATIC GUNS FROM 18 TO 21.
CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE FULL SCOPE OF THE LEGISLATION ADVANCED TUESDAY IS STILL UNCLEAR, BUT IT WOULD LIMIT THEIR ABILITY TO ISSUE WORKER PROTECTIONS, WATER RESTRICTIONS AND MORE.
FACULTY SAY THE DECISION TO TAKE A VOTE ON WHETHER TO CONDEMN WENDLER WAS THE FINAL STRAW IN A HOST OF ISSUES WITH HIM.
THE PLANTS WOULD BE ACTIVATED DURING EMERGENCIES. LAWMAKERS HAVEN’T DECIDED WHETHER TO PAY FOR THEM THROUGH STATE FUNDS OR HIGHER CHARGES TO ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS.