Following three days of roundtable discussions about school safety last week at the Capitol, the governor said he was open to a special session to implement some of his ideas.
With five days left in the special session, legislation finally began reaching Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Friday
The Texas House and Senate are taking different approaches to the governor's agenda and could be headed for another standoff on the "bathroom bill."
Sen. Craig Estes' Senate Bill 18 would require cities and counties to get voter approval if they plan to spend a certain amount more than they did in a previous year.
A liberal watchdog group says $34 million in campaign donations from real estate and construction industries "paved the way" for this month's special session agenda.
Leaders said Abbott's list of priorities could hurt city economies and undercut how local residents influence their communities.
"How could I sit idly by and not try to do what I could to defend the military bases?" Menéndez said Sunday night.
San Antonio Republican Joe Straus defied threats of a special session and stood his ground on the GOP's battles over bathroom legislation and property tax elections. Now, he's eyeing a sixth term leading the lower chamber.
A major source of division among cities and state officials is differing opinions on what local control means — and to whom it provides the power to govern.
A bullet train between Dallas and Houston is among President Trump’s transition team's priority transportation projects, according to The Kansas City Star.