Campus carry

 Bob Daemrmich

Campus Carry Bill Passes Senate Committee

A measure by state Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Cypress, that allows college students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus is heading to the full Senate after a committee approved the measure Tuesday.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Campus Carry Debate Likely to Return in 2013

On the heels of a fatal shooting at a college in Oakland, Calif., Texans and lawmakers are again preparing to debate the merits of allowing students to carry concealed firearms on college campuses.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Poll: Obama Almost as Popular as Perry in Texas

Likely voters in Texas approve of President Barack Obama almost as much as they approve of Gov. Rick Perry, according to the third and final release of poll results from the Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of civic leaders.

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Session's End Creates Graveyard of Failed Legislation

The system is meant to kill legislation: That’s the old line often heard around the Capitol. As the session's end slams the coffin door on a slew of bills, more than a few lawmakers are taking solace in the fact that their dead bills have lots of company.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Updated: Wentworth Blasts Straus Over Campus Carry

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth charged today that his San Antonio colleague, House speaker Joe Straus, used undue influence last night to strip an amendment allowing concealed handguns on college campuses out of a fiscal matter's bill.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Amendments Piled Onto Education Finance Bill

Senators today amended an education finance reform bill to allow community college students to carry concealed handguns on campus, increase the cost of cigarettes and allow drastic changes to university administration.

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Video: Bill Powers and Bowen Loftin at TribLive

At last Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed Bill Powers and Bowen Loftin, the presidents of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, respectively, about the need for higher education reform, the impact of budget cuts, the predicament of middling graduation rates and more.

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 Jacob Villanueva

Audio: Bill Powers and Bowen Loftin at TribLive

At last Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed Bill Powers and Bowen Loftin, the presidents of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, respectively, about the need for higher education reform, the impact of budget cuts, the predicament of middling graduation rates and more.

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 Jacob Villanueva

TribLive: Powers and Loftin on Higher Ed Reform, Budget Cuts

At last Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed Bill Powers and Bowen Loftin, the presidents of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, respectively, about the need for higher education reform, the impact of budget cuts, the predicament of middling graduation rates and more.

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 Texas Senate

Wentworth Surprises Senate With Campus Carry

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth surprised his colleagues and brought the Senate to a standstill today when he tried to tack his controversial campus carry bill onto another measure.

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The Weekly TribCast: Episode 75

This week on the TribCast, Evan, Ross, Reeve, and Morgan discuss rumors of the death of campus carry legislation, a controversial amendment with many names, and the latest on redistricting and the budget.

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 Edward A. Ornelas/San Antonio Express-News

Lawmakers Get an Earful About Campus Carry

Supporters and opponents of allowing concealed handguns on college campuses packed a House committee room today where a number of bills that would allow it were being discussed.

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