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Abbott extends state plumbing board until 2021 after legislature abolished it

Heading off the prospect of anyone in Texas being able to call themselves a plumber, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the Texas State Board of...

Daylight Saving Time continues after bill fails to meet deadline

For those who hoped they would no longer need to change their clocks forward or backward will be upset to find out H.J.R. 117,...

Spots going fast for Awesome Adventure camp near endangered elephants

Spaces are being filled quick at Awesome Adventures, a junior elephant ambassador camp, as sessions 1 and 4 are already filled. Sessions 2 and...

Texas passes bill banning cities from partnering with Planned Parenthood on any services

One of this session’s biggest anti-abortion bills, which would ban state and local governments from partnering with agencies that perform abortions even if they...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill declaring children’s lemonade stands legal

Great news, children of Texas: Your unlicensed lemonade stands soon won’t be criminal enterprises. Gov. Greg Abbott late Monday signed a bill that prohibits cities and neighborhood...

Gov. Greg Abbott signs $11.6 billion school finance measure into law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law one of lawmakers' biggest achievements this year, a massive overhaul of Texas' long-beleaguered school finance system.Abbott put...

Governor signs bill recognizing dispatchers as First Responders

When you have an emergency,  your first point of contact is a 9-1-1 dispatcher. These men and women have been unofficially on the frontlines for...

Amazon launches credit card for those with little or bad credit

Amazon has launched a credit card for those with little or bad credit. Partnering with Synchrony Financial, Amazon and the finance giant are offering Amazon...

Texas Gov. signs bill raising age to 21 for tobacco purchases

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot signed on Friday a bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 in the state of Texas as...

Gov. Greg Abbott signs several school safety bills in wake of shooting at Santa Fe High

Capping off a yearslong effort to prevent another school shooting like the Santa Fe High tragedy, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a series of bills into law...

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