Speaking to educators ahead of a special session full of education bills, House Speaker Straus chastised the Senate for underfunding school finance reform.
Pride Month is an annual summer tradition that celebrates the contributions and presence of San Antonio’s LGBTQIA communities.
A key deadline passed on Monday without the House “bathroom bill” getting out of committee, meaning the bill won’t make it to the House floor this session.
Several cases working their way through the legal system have placed a national spotlight on the issue of transgender access to bathrooms. While some states have taken steps to allow access based on gender identity, many are considering legislation that restricts bathroom use by the sex assigned at birth.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is questioning the legitimacy of the election that gave his alma mater its first openly gay student body president.
Though the bill has made it to the House, chamber leaders have hinted that the controversial legislation may never reach the chamber’s floor for a vote.
After several hours of debate, the Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote.
The Trump administration removed federal protections for transgender students, which inspired more than 50 community members to rally at Main Plaza.
The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded guidelines issued by former President Obama that directed public schools to accommodate transgender students.
In 2015, Ivy Taylor received 52% of the runoff vote against Van de Putte, making her the first elected black mayor of San Antonio and the second woman.