Texas Gov. Abbott signs "Sandra Bland Act" into law

00 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed into law a measure that seeks to address the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found…

After criticism, DPS restores extended hours at busiest driver's license offices

00 State leaders Tuesday restored extended hours at 11 of the busiest driver’s license offices across Texas, following pushback from customers and lawmakers. The Texas Department of Public Safety surprised…

Lawmakers say Driver Responsibility Program repeal unlikely this session

00 With three days left in the legislative session, efforts to abolish a Texas Department of Public Safety program that some say targets poor people appear to have failed. The Driver Responsibility Program,…

House votes to end jail time for being too poor to pay fines

00 Legislation that would make it easier for poor people to satisfy traffic tickets with alternatives to payment cleared the Texas House on Tuesday on a vote of 75-70. The…

Texas lawmakers pass bill making attacks on police, judges a hate crime

00 Legislation that would make attacking police officers and judges a hate crime cleared the Texas Senate on Tuesday. Now the measure heads to Gov. Greg Abbott‘s desk. Under House…

House passes bill requiring students, police learn how to interact with each other

00 The Texas House preliminarily approved a Senate bill that would require all high school students, future drivers and police officers in the state to learn how to interact with…

House passes the Sandra Bland Act

00 The Texas House initially approved the Sandra Bland Act on Friday with a unanimous vote. The body now has to vote on the mental health bill one more time…

Texas House passes court security bill

00 The Texas House on Tuesday gave unanimous preliminary approval to a court security bill inspired by a 2015 assassination attempt on an Austin judge. The chamber needs to pass the…

'Sandra Bland Act' doesn't address cause of her arrest, family says

00 The family of Sandra Bland on Saturday called a bill in her honor a “missed opportunity,” after lawmakers whittled down the criminal justice reform bill to legislation focusing mostly…

Texas Senate passes Sandra Bland Act

00 The Texas Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at protecting people with mental illnesses who are arrested and may harm themselves in jail. The legislation — Senate…