Daniel Candelaria and Karla Perez of Houston visited the Texas Capitol on April 25, 2017, to express their opposition to Senate Bill 4, which would outlaw "sanctuary cities."
<p><span>Daniel Candelaria and Karla Perez of Houston visited the Texas Capitol on April 25, 2017, to express their opposition to Senate Bill 4, which would outlaw "sanctuary cities."</span></p>

Watch as Texas House members debate "sanctuary" legislation

The Texas Legislature is at its closest point in six years to passing a bill that would outlaw "sanctuary" jurisdictions in Texas. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on one thing: Wednesday will be a long and emotional day at the Texas House. You can watch the debate here.

 
The Texas House of Representatives continues the budget debate into the late afternoon Thursday on April 6, 2017.
<p><span>The Texas House of Representatives continues the budget debate into the late afternoon Thursday on April 6, 2017.</span></p>

Who actually writes the bills your Texas legislators sponsor? (audio)

We all have a general idea about how a bill becomes a law. But what many people don’t know is how a bill becomes a bill.

Dallas police officers and firefighters&nbsp;protest their failing pension fund outside City Hall in Dallas on April 26, 2017.
<p><span>Dallas police officers and firefighters&nbsp;protest their failing pension fund outside City Hall in Dallas on April 26, 2017.</span></p>

Dallas police officers, firefighters rail against mayor's handling of pension crisis

Mike Rawlings says he's trying to protect taxpayers as he opposes bill aimed at fixing shortfall. But first responders say he could exacerbate a shortage of police officers and firefighters.

Who actually writes the bills your Texas legislators sponsor? (audio)

The Texas House of Representatives continues the budget debate into the late afternoon Thursday on April 6, 2017.
<p><span>The Texas House of Representatives continues the budget debate into the late afternoon Thursday on April 6, 2017.</span></p>

We all have a general idea about how a bill becomes a law. But what many people don’t know is how a bill becomes a bill.

Dallas police officers, firefighters rail against mayor's handling of pension crisis

Dallas police officers and firefighters&nbsp;protest their failing pension fund outside City Hall in Dallas on April 26, 2017.
<p><span>Dallas police officers and firefighters&nbsp;protest their failing pension fund outside City Hall in Dallas on April 26, 2017.</span></p>

Mike Rawlings says he's trying to protect taxpayers as he opposes bill aimed at fixing shortfall. But first responders say he could exacerbate a shortage of police officers and firefighters.

 

Feral hog poison in Texas on hold — for now

James Stone's ranch outside of Lockhart on May 10, 2011. Hogs have hobbled Stone's property, ruining pasture land, killing trees and damaging fences. He estimates taking out over 500 hogs during the last three years.
<p>James Stone's ranch outside of Lockhart on May 10, 2011. Hogs have hobbled Stone's property, ruining pasture land, killing trees and damaging fences. He estimates taking out over 500 hogs during the last three years.</p>

The company behind the only EPA-approved pesticide for feral hogs has withdrawn its request for registration in Texas. But that doesn’t mean the battle over the warfarin-based poison’s safety is finished.