GRANBURY, Texas — Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton just want to get married.
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For Texas’ top lawman, what started out as a simple admission of a civil violation could now turn into a major crime.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed about half of the state’s abortion facilities.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Republican, on Sunday advised county clerks, magistrates and others who have religious objections to same-sex marriage that they may opt out of providing services to same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott quietly signed a controversial bill last week giving the Texas Department of Public Safety responsibility for investigating public corruption.
AUSTIN — The next tussle over Texas’ new open carry law is likely to come over one of its more mundane requirements: signs.
Calling it a salute to the “genius” of the country’s founding fathers, Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday signed legislation allowing Texans with licenses to openly tote their handguns in a hip or shoulder holster.
The 84th session of the Texas Legislature ended Monday having attended to Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency items on roads, education and border security but deadlocking on major ethics reform. Lawmakers also expanded gun rights, slightly tightened abortion restrictions, and, after much tumult, avoided the issue of same-sex marriage.
A signature from Gov. Greg Abbott is all that remains before a bill allowing Texans to carry their handguns openly becomes law.
AUSTIN, Texas—Republican legislation seeking to create a permanent ban on gay marriage died Wednesday night without a vote in the Texas Senate.