Gov. Greg Abbott lays out items for a special session at a press conference on June 6, 2017. The session will start on July 18.
<p>Gov. Greg Abbott lays out items for a special session at a press conference on June 6, 2017. The session will start on July 18.</p>

Gov. Greg. Abbott plots aggressive approach to Texas special session

Gov. Greg Abbott is plotting an aggressive approach to the upcoming special session of the Legislature, diverting from his above-the-fray style to try to see through an ambitious 20-item agenda. 

 
 

Houston votes to join other Texas cities in lawsuit over new immigration law

The floor of the state Capitol is packed with protesters opposed to Senate Bill 4, the "sanctuary cities" bill, on May 29, 2017.&nbsp;
<p>The floor of the state Capitol is packed with protesters opposed to Senate Bill 4, the "sanctuary cities" bill, on May 29, 2017.&nbsp;</p>

The Houston City Council voted 10–6 Wednesday morning to join a growing lawsuit against Senate Bill 4, an immigration enforcement law that allows peace officers to question the immigration status of people they legally detain.

The Brief: Houston joins the legal fight against Texas' new immigration law

Protesters against Senate Bill 4, the state's new immigration law, marched at the Texas Capitol on May 29.&nbsp;
<p>Protesters against Senate Bill 4, the state's new immigration law, marched at the Texas Capitol on May 29.&nbsp;</p>

Texas’ largest four cities are now backing the legal fight against the new immigration enforcement law, with the city of Houston — the largest in the state — joining the table and adding its name to a lawsuit against Senate Bill 4 yesterday.