The Brief: Time is almost up for the House to vote out Senate bills

00 Happy Tuesday! Thanks for reading The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that prepares you for the day ahead. If you have friends who might want to join our…

Scientists wary as Texas mulls allowing sale of unproven drugs

00 A group of scientists and medical professionals is sounding the alarm in the final days of the Texas legislative session about a little-noticed bill that would allow manufacturers of…

Bill on certification pits doctors against hospitals

00 *Correction appended. A bill moving through the Legislature in the last week of the session is pitting doctors against hospitals over how much testing doctors should have to undergo…

School groups say House bathroom amendment open to interpretations

00 Republicans behind a Texas House measure addressing bathroom use by transgender students said they wanted to provide “definitive guidance” to school districts on an issue that’s rattled through the…

Senate backs making child welfare department an independent agency

00 The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services could soon be out from under the thumb of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  The Texas Senate on Monday…

Texas business leaders stayed neutral on "bathroom" amendment

00 Throughout this legislative session, a coalition of businesses has made up much of the opposition to lightning-rod efforts to regulate which bathrooms transgender Texans can use. Working with the…

El Paso County files lawsuit seeking to halt Texas "sanctuary" law

00 The county of El Paso and other organizations on Monday filed a lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve…

Texas might keep the standards, cut funding for Abbott's pre-K program

00 *Clarification appended Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a comment from a spokesman for Gov. Greg Abbott. Texas could ask public schools to make specific improvements to…

Supreme Court's ruling on North Carolina redistricting strikes down a Texas line of defense

00 A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday in a North Carolina gerrymandering case could have major implications for the drawing of political maps nationwide — including Texas’ long-disputed redistricting maps. In…

Texas Senate approves monthly payments for relative caregivers of abused children

00 Texas senators voted unanimously on Monday to increase money given to kinship care families. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Government News