Texas House members on April 26, 2017, voted on an amendment to Senate Bill 4, legislation that would outlaw "sanctuary" jurisdictions in Texas.
<p>Texas House members on April 26, 2017, voted on an amendment to Senate Bill 4, legislation that would&nbsp;outlaw "sanctuary" jurisdictions in Texas.</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 storefront of a payday lender in Austin on April 25, 2017. Antipoverty advocates are warning that a pair of proposals in the Legislature could&nbsp;perpetuate a cycle of debt for millions of Texans.
<p>The storefront of a payday lender in Austin on April 25, 2017. Antipoverty advocates are warning that a pair of proposals in the Legislature could&nbsp;perpetuate a cycle of debt for millions of Texans.</p>

Bills would undo cities' efforts to rein in payday lenders, advocates warn

Dozens of Texas cities have passed ordinances regulating payday and auto title lenders that are stricter than current state and federal rules. Some state lawmakers are hoping to eliminate them.

Bills would undo cities' efforts to rein in payday lenders, advocates warn

The storefront of a payday lender in Austin on April 25, 2017. Antipoverty advocates are warning that a pair of proposals in the Legislature could&nbsp;perpetuate a cycle of debt for millions of Texans.
<p>The storefront of a payday lender in Austin on April 25, 2017. Antipoverty advocates are warning that a pair of proposals in the Legislature could&nbsp;perpetuate a cycle of debt for millions of Texans.</p>

Dozens of Texas cities have passed ordinances regulating payday and auto title lenders that are stricter than current state and federal rules. Some state lawmakers are hoping to eliminate them.

 

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.