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(The Center Square) – Texas law enforcement officers working under Operation Lone Star continue to thwart criminal activity on the Texas-Mexico border, including interdicting smugglers and kidnappers . Since Governor Greg Abbott launched the Texas Border Security Initiative last March, state law enforcement officers have apprehended more than 308,700 illegal alien nationals and made more …

On September 16, 2022, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked a highly controversial Texas law prohibiting tech companies from moderating content based on point of view. In September 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Bill HB20, saying it would end “a dangerous move by social media companies to …

The Texas Supreme Court returned a divorce case to a Collin County court after ruling that a judge, not an Islamic Fiqh panel, should decide the issues. The case concerns the pending divorce of Mariam Ayad and Ayad Hashim Latif, filed in January 2021. When the couple married in 2008, they signed two documents titled …

On August 30, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an order in NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. vs. Lake, a case raising dormant Commerce Clause challenges to a 2019 Texas law that prohibits new entrants from building transmission lines that are part of a multi-state power grid. The majority …

On the face of it, Governor Ron DeSantis’ scheme is a moral and political outrage. The Florida Republican and his team are accused of using false promises to lure desperate migrants onto planes in Texas, then dumping them on a small New England island ill-equipped for their unexpected arrival. It all appears to have been …

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of a Texas law targeting big social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring the conservative discourse. But the ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans likely won’t …

The law, HB 20, had previously been prevented from taking effect by a May 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, which granted an emergency request from technology trade groups NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, which represent Facebook, Twitter and Google. Business groups have alleged that the Texas law violates the First Amendment rights of …

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, in campaign appearances with representatives of local law enforcement organizations for two days this week, stepped up his attacks on rival Beto O’Rourke, saying the El Paso Democrat is “a crook” that would destroy the Texas energy industry. and pursue policies that compromise public safety. Abbott, seeking a third term in …

HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Federal agents are teaming up with local law enforcement to combat recent fentanyl overdoses in Hays County. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Kyle Police Department and Hays County Sheriff’s Office held a joint press conference outlining their new initiatives. RELATED COVERAGE: Autopsy determines death of 4th CISD Hays …

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered a lower court to allow previously rejected testimony in a lawsuit against the Public Utility Commission. AUSTIN, Texas — A 2019 Texas law regulating power transmission projects could violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, according to a federal ruling. NextEra Energy sued …

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE — The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 797 more than a year ago, but school districts and citizens were concerned about the pandemic. No one paid much attention to SB 797’s requirement that all public schools in Texas—from freshman through college—display our national motto: In God We Trust. But as students return …

WASHINGTON — One year ago, on September 1, 2021, Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect and permanently changed the country’s abortion landscape, giving serious momentum to the national anti-abortion movement. abortion that resulted in the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer. The most restrictive abortion law in the country at …

The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 797 more than a year ago, but school districts and citizens were concerned about the pandemic. No one paid much attention to SB 797’s requirement that all public schools in Texas—from freshman through college—display our national motto: In God We Trust. But as students return to classroom learning this …

As the new school year begins, “In God We Trust” signs are appearing in Texas schools under a new state law that requires schools to post them if donated. The law was known as Senate Bill 797 and it was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott last year. It …

A Texas jury has returned a nearly $50 million judgment in a libel lawsuit against extremist talk show host Alex Jones for claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. He was being sued by the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the drama. At issue is whether the Texas law …

“This 2003 Texas law could prevent Alex Jones from paying the vast majority of the $50 million libel judgment,” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — on public policy, politics, governmental and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our daily …

Correction, August 12, 2022: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a 2003 Texas law passed by Republicans established the current cap on punitive damages. It was a 1995 law passed by a Democratic-controlled legislature that set the cap. The 2003 law, passed by Republicans, required that they be decided by a unanimous …

“The duty of care in a case like this is greater than the normal duty of care because the employees come into the house,” said UNT Dallas professor Michael Maslanka. DALLAS — A recent North Texas jury verdict involving a national cable company has stood out as a seminal example of the kind of extreme …

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued new guidance on the state’s “trigger law” that bans most abortions, saying the measure will go into effect Aug. 25. The US Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn the 1973 decision Roe vs. Wade The decision paved the way for the legislation, Texas House Bill 1280, …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. The United States Supreme Court has issued its formal judgment in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, paving the way for Texas’s “trigger law” banning nearly all abortions to come into effect on August …

A group of neighbors in Oak Forest, in northwest Houston, spent more than two years and 100 hours of pro bono attorneys trying to remove a line from their neighborhood rules that many of them found offensive. Their act restrictions, dating back to 1946, said, “None of the lots… shall be used, owned or occupied …

A 2021 Texas law banning municipalities from working with banks that “discriminate” against the gun trade has so far cost the state more than $300 million, according to a new study. Last year, upset that some major financial institutions pulled out of relationships with the gun industry, Texas lawmakers passed SB 19, which requires banks …

“The findings of the House Investigative Committee report are outside the jurisdiction of our agency,” the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, or TCOLE, said in a statement. The licensing agency “generally has the authority to take disciplinary action on a peace officer’s license for violations of our administrative rules or for criminal convictions,” the statement …

The Texas commission that regulates the state’s licensed law enforcement officers says it has no authority to act on the findings of the Texas House Investigative Committee’s report into the massacre of the school of Uvalde, which describes a series of failures of several agencies. “The findings of the House Investigative Committee report are outside …

Texas law enforcement has made multiple drug seizures over the past week, seizing a combined total of approximately $4.4 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine. On Sunday, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Gateway International Bridge seized more than $3.6 million worth of methamphetamine. CBP said a 61-year-old man from Texas …

Uvalde and the state of Texas deserve better than a governor whose initial statement in the face of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history was, “It could have been worse.” 19 children were killed in the shooting. The Uvalde massacre was plagued by one incompetent decision after another, from ‘missing keys’ to police officers …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers informed about Texas’ most essential news UVALDE — On the same day that a Texas House committee investigating the Uvalde school shooting announced plans to release footage of law enforcement’s response to the incident, a video showing police waiting more than an hour in …

UVALDE (The Texas Tribune) – On the same day a Texas House committee investigating the Uvalde school shooting announced plans to release footage of law enforcement’s response to the incident , a video showing police waiting more than an hour in the hallway of the school before confronting the shooter was released by Austin American-Statesman …

Texas’ largest law firm Vinson & Elkins pledges to cover travel costs for its employees for reproductive health care after contributing to two Republican governors’ campaigns pushing for tough restrictions on abortion . The Houston-based company’s political action committee gave Texas Governor Greg Abbott $65,000 over the past two years, according to state filings. The …

FORT WORTH In Texas, prosecutors can pursue capital murder charges and the death penalty against someone who did not physically kill anyone. The June 27 trial and conviction of Timothy Huff was the latest example of how Texas capital murder laws work. Huff will serve life in prison for the death of Fort Worth police …

TYLER, Texas (KETK) — Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored police officers for removing drunk drivers from the roads at their annual Take the Wheel law enforcement recognition event they call them DWI heroes. Marshall man arrested after attack on investigator’s home On Wednesday, the group held a ceremony honoring officers for their commitment to keeping …

Embark Trucks, a developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, is advancing its efforts to develop an emergency vehicle interaction capability for Embark-powered autonomous trucks to identify, stop and interface with law enforcement vehicles. Embark works closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety to train Embark-powered trucks to identify law enforcement vehicles in …

AUSTIN, Texas (KBTX) – In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Rob Elementary School that killed 19 children and two teachers, Texans and the rest of the country are looking for solutions to prevent something like this from happening. reproduces itself. Nine years ago, after 20 first graders and six adults were fatally …

Austin, TX, June 6, 2022 — Both the Texas House and Senate leaders announced the formation of new committees to examine possible responses to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD), and school safety is one of the main topics they’ve been asked to examine. Regardless of …

DALLAS – Since an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in a classroom at an elementary school in Uvalde and shot and killed 19 students and two teachers, the police narrative of the events leading up to and during the massacre changed from day to day. Journalists and lawmakers have called for the release of 911 calls, …

There are problems brewing in Texas for social media companies, and shareholders need to be careful. A recent law prohibiting major social media companies from moderating content could be bad in ways that investors probably don’t expect. In fact, the greatest risk involved Metaplatforms (symbol: FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Alphabet (GOOGL) is not the rise …

(CNN) — The United States Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a sweeping Texas law that restricts the ability of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to moderate content on their platforms. By a 5-4 vote on Tuesday, the justices granted an emergency request from the tech industry to block a lower court order that would have allowed …

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that sought to prevent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their views. The court voted in an unusual 5-4 alignment on Tuesday to suspend the Texas law, while a trial unfolds in the lower …

Local organizations continue their fight for women’s rights to health care as two new state laws seek to protect the life of the unborn child. Medical providers, who are already fighting Senate Bill 8 that allows citizens to sue anyone who receives or performs an abortion after six weeks, are now fighting Senate Bill 4. …

Editor’s note: Texas Department of Public Safety officials released updated and additional details about the Uvalde mass shooting after this story was published. You can read this updated information here. Heads of state and law enforcement officials laid out a broad but gruesome sequence of events on Wednesday into the actions of the gunman who …

LEON COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said the search for escapee Gonzalo Lopez, 46, is entering a new, expanded phase. The TDCJ, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), along with numerous law enforcement agencies, have concluded an extensive ground and aerial search in Leon County, they said. A contingent …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users of their political views. The decision gives a victory to Republicans who have long …

The reward money is up to $50,000 LEON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Rewards money for the capture of Texas’ most wanted fugitive increased over the weekend and the search continues near Centerville on Sunday. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies are on horseback and with …

A Texas federal appeals court has issued a ruling that effectively allows Texas residents, or the Texas Attorney General’s office, to sue Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other major social media networks for content moderation based on “the point of view of the user or another person.” HB20 (opens in a new tab)“With respect to censorship …

(Texas Tribune) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users of their political views. The decision gives a victory to Republicans who have long criticized social media platforms such as Twitter for what they call an anti-conservative bias – a disapproval that …

Days before Politico reported that a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion indicates a majority intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., tweeted an alarming claim about rape victims in Texas. Ocasio-Cortez was responding to right-wing politicians’ claim that “the far left is taking over.” To that, Ocasio-Cortez asked “WHERE” in …

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN CNN – Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed into law a bill inspired by Texas’ controversial abortion law, which allows private citizens to file civil suits against abortion providers to enforce the law. The “Oklahoma Heartbeat Act,” Senate Bill 1503, takes effect immediately and prohibits abortions at the time a …

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed into law a bill inspired by the controversial Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to file civil suits against abortion providers to enforce the law. The “Oklahoma Heartbeat Act,” Senate Bill 1503, takes effect immediately and prohibits abortions at the time a doctor …

OKLAHOMA– Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill inspired by the controversial Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to file civil suits against abortion providers to enforce the law. It’s one of several bills passed this month by the Oklahoma legislature to curtail abortion rights and comes amid a move by …

Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill inspired by the controversial Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to file civil suits against abortion providers to enforce the law. It’s one of several bills passed this month by the Oklahoma legislature to restrict abortion rights and comes amid a move by Republican-led …

A person holds flags during the Bans Off Oklahoma rally on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP) (CNN) – Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill inspired by the controversial Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to …

SunChan/Getty Images (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — The Oklahoma Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a so-called “heartbeat bill” that seeks to ban most abortions in the state. It is the latest bill in the United States inspired by the strict Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks, before most women know they are pregnant. …

Although his attorney says Kelvin Joseph was not the shooter in a fatal drive-by shooting last month, the Dallas Cowboys cornerback could still be criminally guilty in the incident. Dallas police questioned Joseph, 22, on Friday about his involvement in the death of Cameron Ray, a 20-year-old man who was shot early on March 18. …

News Texas Law Review Centennial Celebration On March 26, the Texas Law Review (LRT) held its centenary banquet, bringing together LRT alumni of over 60 volumes. Banquet included Legal Giants – LRT Heroa series honoring LRT alumni who have left significant impressions in the legal field. Among this year’s honorees were Diane P. Wood of …

Meagan Elsworth, Personal editor April 1, 2022 Local law enforcement officials are among those mourning the death of a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy. “With heavy hearts,” the HCSO announced on Friday that its agency was mourning the loss of its late deputy Darren Almendarez, 51. The off-duty deputy was fatally shot Thursday night in …

A federal court has ruled unconstitutional a Texas law that severely restricts the use of drones, specifically sections restricting images collected by journalists using drones in their reporting. In his ruling, District Judge Robert Pitman of the Western District of Texas in Austin said elements of the challenged law violated constitutional rights, particularly those covered …

Nearly 23,000 ballots went uncounted in 187 counties across the state, mostly due to new voter ID requirements. March 25, 2022Updated: March 25, 2022 3:35 p.m. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Willie Nelson performs onstage at Luck Reunion on March 17, 2022 in Luck, Texas. Jim Bennett/WireImage Even country music legend Willie Nelson ran into trouble …

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact legislation modeled after a Texas law banning abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing its enforcement through lawsuits to prevent disputes before the Constitutional Court. Republican Gov. Brad Little signed into law the measure that allows people who would have …

By Keith Ridler | Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact legislation modeled after a Texas law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing enforcement through lawsuits to avoid court challenges constitutional. Republican Gov. Brad Little signed into law the measure that allows people who …

The Tennessee State House is considering a ‘Texas-style’ abortion ban that would allow parents, friends, neighbors and the spouse of a rapist to sue anyone who provides or helps provide abortion services to his victim. The bill, which would ban abortion entirely without exception for rape or incest, cleared a hurdle last week when a …

A former law enforcement officer was convicted on Monday of sending an interstate text threatening members of Joe Biden’s campaign, two days before the then-presidential candidate was to visit San Antonio in late 2019 . According to testimony at the day-long trial, William Oliver Towery, 55, of New Braunfels, responded to a mass text on …

Idaho has become the first US state to pass an abortion ban inspired by a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after about six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected. The news comes with abortion rights under attack across the US – despite clear majority support for those rights. The conservative-dominated US Supreme Court …

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A U.S. senator from Kansas has announced he will introduce legislation requiring audible heartbeats before a pregnant woman can give legal consent to an abortion, as Texas law banning abortions after the first heartbeat remains intact. To research. U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) says on Thursday, March 10, he will introduce …

At Hope Medical in Shreveport, Louisiana, two-thirds of patients now come from Texas, up from one-fifth before the Texas law took effect. The clinic used to perform the majority of abortions before nine weeks, but now most patients are in their late first or early second trimester due to longer wait times for appointments. “What …

The seventh anniversary of the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in Ritchie versus Rupee has come and gone, and the 2014 court ruling remains the law: Minority shareholders of private Texas corporations have no cause of action to sue for oppressive conduct against majority shareholders of the corporation. Although a bill surfaced in the Texas Legislature …

HOUSTON, Texas (KBTX) – The 2022 K9s4COPs Hard Dog Fast Dog competition was held Monday night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The event is a battle of police dogs for the best combination of fast chase and fierce takedowns. This year, participating law enforcement agencies included Harris County Constable Precinct 1, Montgomery County …

register here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. OWhen Erin Castro began dating the young man who would ultimately murder her, the teen’s family failed to recognize the signs that she was in an abusive relationship. “Erin became anxious; she was always worried about getting to the phone …

As sanctions against Russian companies and those doing business with Russian entities grow daily, the role of lawyers is increasingly in the spotlight, including pressure to drop their Russian clients. And the fate of American lawyers practicing in Moscow is even more problematic. Fourteen major business law firms operating in Texas also have more than …

The parents of a transgender teenager in Texas said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the state is investigating them after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered officials to review reports of care confirming the children’s gender as abuse. The 16-year-old girl’s parents are asking a judge to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective …

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Hays County has trained its Adult Sexual Assault Response Team as required by a new Texas law, county officials said Saturday morning. Senate Bill 476, passed in the 87th Texas Legislative Session, requires counties to form such teams. The Hays County team is led by Precinct Commissioner 4 Walt Smith …

A Houston law firm’s client is trying to hold Snapchat’s owner responsible for the seduction of a minor by a high school teacher, according to a lawsuit in federal court. Derek Merman of the law firm Heard Merman is representing the boy in federal court. Snap Inc., the company controlling the social media app Snapchat, …

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Texas law firm partner said Tuesday that at least 20 attorneys are ready to review the case of an Oklahoma death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence in the murder. in 1997 from a motel owner in Oklahoma City. Stan Perry, a Houston-based attorney for ReedSmith, said his …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney who has made a name for himself nationally representing the families of victims of police brutality, is getting ahead of his race to become the top lawyer in …

Almost 62% of Americans with disabilities voted in 2020, largely due to pandemic-driven reforms to improve safety and accessibility, but disability advocates fear those turnout gains will be lost in 2022. A major cause for concern is that state rules on when and how disabled Texans can be assisted at the polls are still unclear. …

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may have crossed an ethical line after he urged members of the public to pressure the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to rule in his favor. Micheal Shirk, a retired Austin attorney, caught wind of what Paxton was doing and filed a lawsuit with the Texas State Bar. Paxton’s action …

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Nexstar) — A provision of Texas Election Law that penalizes and prohibits election officials and workers from encouraging voters to request mail-in voting was temporarily blocked by a federal judge Friday night. A U.S. District Court judge in San Antonio heard challenges to that provision of Senate Bill 1 on Friday morning. …

Abortions performed by registered providers in Texas fell 60% in the first month after the state passed the most restrictive abortion law in the United States in decades, new figures show. Nearly 2,200 abortions were reported by Texas providers in September after a new law went into effect banning the procedure once heart activity is …

A two-week federal, state and local law enforcement operation resulted in 250 arrests, including 201 suspected criminals, and the seizure of weapons, drugs and cash, officials said Wednesday during a joint press conference. During the seven-agency effort known as Operation Washout 2.0, officials served 162 felony warrants, including a Falls County murder warrant, and seized …

A state law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel — previously challenged by a speech pathologist at the Pflugerville school — appears unenforceable. Driving the news: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is appealing the latest blow to the state’s efforts to root out the boycott movement, delivered by a federal judge late last week. US …

The year after 11-year-old Joshua Flores was stabbed to death on his way home from his Near Northside school, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to give school districts extra funding to transportation of children likely to encounter a “high risk of violence”. the way to school. Four years later, no district in the state …

A federal judge has found that a Texas law that requires most government contractors to swear they won’t boycott Israel violated a Houston company’s First Amendment rights, though the court didn’t not invalidate the law statewide. Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas said the law bars A&R Engineering & Testing, Inc. from …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. Texas cannot ban an engineering company from boycotting Israel under its contract with Houston City Hall, a federal judge has ruled. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen failed to completely block a …

Helpful dog ‘shovels’ snow in Raleigh Residents of North Carolina woke up Saturday, Jan. 22, to fresh snow after a winter storm rolled through the state overnight. (Credit: Suzanne Ward via Storyful) A new law in Texas aims to protect man’s best friend from extreme temperatures, harsh weather and standing water when he’s outside in …

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) — A new Texas law will change how the mail-in ballot application works in the upcoming primaries in March. So far, this is already forcing counties to reject claims. The law is Senate Bill 1, and it was not signed into law without controversy. Democrats left for DC to stop the bill …

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) — Beginning this year, anyone parking in a handicapped parking spot must have a license plate or handicapped person license plate that features the international symbol of access. Senate Bill 792 went into effect Jan. 1, and veterans with disabilities who want to use handicapped parking spaces in 2022 will need to …

His dissent was joined by Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. The Supreme Court has been divided on the Texas law since September, when the court, on a 5-4 vote, allowed it to go into effect as legal challenges continued. Patients seeking abortions after that had to travel to other states. After a hearing in …

A new law goes into effect across Texas on Tuesday, January 18 that will help pets who unfortunately spend their lives outdoors. Called the Safe Outdoors Dog Act, it establishes basic safeguards for outdoor dogs, as follows: Defines “adequate shelter” to protect dogs from temperature extremes, weather and standing water. Previously, there was no definition …

Protesters gather on the steps of the State Capitol to speak out against transgender-related bills pending in the Texas Senate and Texas House, Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Austin, in Texas. A new Texas law prohibits transgender student athletes from competing on school sports teams that match their gender identity. House Bill 25 is one …

AUSTIN, Texas (TEXAS TRIBUNE) — Julia wouldn’t describe herself as the “greatest sportswoman” in the world. She’s not into basketball or football. She played soccer when she was little, but it didn’t last as she got older. What she really enjoys are sports like cross-country and track and field, which she says are on a …

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt yet another defeat to opponents of Texas’ strict abortion law on Monday by steering the case to the side of the state’s Republican-majority Supreme Court, making fear that the near total ban on abortion will remain intact for the foreseeable future. The Texas law that bans …

A U.S. appeals court transferred a challenge to Texas law banning most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy to the state Supreme Court in a 2-1 vote Monday night. Why is this important: The ruling by the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals means the nation’s most restrictive abortion law can remain in place …

Texas should become a much safer place for pets, especially dogs, very soon. A new state law aimed at ensuring pets receive proper care is set to go into effect this week — years after San Antonio passed a similar city ordinance. Senate Bill 5, better known as the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, will take …

“This law would make it illegal and election officials could face criminal penalties if they encourage people to vote by mail,” Harris County District Attorney Christian Menefee said. He says the county has no recourse but to file suit to prevent such a law from impacting the next election. Menefee is a guest this week …

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Martin Walker Law Firm of Tyler has donated an electric piano to the newly renovated chapel at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital. The piano, which is a Yamaha CLP-675R Rosewood Clavinova digital piano, is intended for use by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, providing music for masses in …

It will take effect Jan. 1 and will require Texas landlords to notify potential tenants of flood risks before signing a lease. HOUSTON — A new law that takes effect Jan. 1 will require Texas landlords to notify tenants of flood risks. RELATED: Property Taxes, Liquor Sales, and Chicken Coops: Here Are the New Texas …

article (Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) A new state law will impact Texans with disabled veteran license plates who want to park in disabled spaces in 2022. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, as of January 1, anyone parking in a handicapped space must have a handicapped license plate or …

The motion is the latest step in a federal lawsuit filed Dec. 10 by the Harris County election administrator and a volunteer assistant clerk from central Texas. TEXAS, USA – The Harris County Elections Administrator and an Austin-area voter registrar have asked a federal judge to block a Texas law that prohibits election officials from …

Election officials say a provision in Texas’ new election law, which took effect Dec. 2, violates their First Amendment rights. December 29, 2021Updated: December 29, 2021 11:17 a.m. A poll worker stamps a ballot before depositing it in a secure box at a ballot drop off location on October 13, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Sergio …

December 28, 2021Update: December 29, 2021 at 12:18 p.m. It will soon be illegal for Texas dog owners to chain their pets outdoors. Anton Deev / Getty Images / iStockphoto Come early January, it will be illegal for texan dog owners to chain their animals outside. Governor Greg Abbott signed a law in October to …

To attract and retain talented business lawyers in a highly competitive Texas market, business law firms are offering six-figure vacation bonuses to their associates this year. Several companies operating in Texas – Akin Gump, DLA Piper, Gibson Dunn, Hogan Lovells, Katten, Norton Rose Fulbright, O’Melveny, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher, Weil Gotshal and Willkie Farr – …