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Austin Struggles to Adjust as SB 4 Takes Its Toll on Immigrants
"We are not safer as a community when victims are running away from us rather than coming to us."
"...Fianza Fund raised funds to post the unusually high $11,000 bond that allowed Ramos to go free. Today, he..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Challenge to SB 4
Opponents to "sanctuary cities" bill ready for court battles
"...and Educational Fund (MALDEF) to "uphold the constitutionality" of SB 4 ("In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

TDH: 8/26/11
Sanders settlement, elections, WTP4 and other items of actual import
"...The Sanders saga came to an anticlimactic end yesterday,..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Paxton Sues San Antonio Over SB 4
AG takes his anti-"sanctuary cities" show down the road
"...and the city manager for failing to comply with SB 4's provisions against "sanctuary cities." The law, upheld earlier..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SB 1/HB 2: How a Lie Becomes a Law
GOP steamrolls through abortion bill vote
"...Laubenberg's measure, snaked throughout the Capitol Exten­sion. By 9am, 11 overflow rooms had been set up for those wanting..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 4/22/11
It's baaaaack!
"...Lawmakers may be facing a whopping $27 billion budget..."

April 22, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

TDH: 9/19/11
Council considers legal contracts, election dates, Central Library
"...Following their bargaining over the city budget, City Council..."

Sept. 19, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Reefer Roundup 1/12/11
News from the War on Drugs – Pat Robertson says legalize it?
"...The Texas Lege is back in session and lawmakers..."

Jan. 12, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

TDH: 9/23/11
November spawned a monster: Split council keeps May vote
"...change to November was allowed, and arguably necessitated, by SB 100, a state law that rearranges federal primaries, potentially..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

TDH: 6/2/11
Will Senate bill spell the end of May elections?
"...Here's where things get wonky for the city; we'll..."

June 2, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Reefer Roundup: 5/17/11
Your drug war news
"...First off, lets just point out the stupid when..."

May 17, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Gun Carry Bills Advance
Campus carry and open carry bills advance to full Senate
"...During last week's introductions for Sen­ate Bills 11 and 17 – known colloquially as "campus carry" and..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Campus Carry and Open Carry Move Forward
Senate Bills 11 and 17 move to full Senate
"...On Thursday, during introductions for Senate Bills 11 and 17 – known colloquially as “campus carry” and..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Campus Carry Passes, Abortion Insurance Ban Fails
Dems strike last minute deal after hours of chubbing
"...me, if legislative Republicans wanted to pass Senate Bill 11's campus carry rules, they "have to put some lipstick..."

May 27, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Senator Open to Compromise on Drug Testing Bill
Targeting drugs tests for some welfare recipients
"...temper the scope and punitive nature of Senate Bill 11, Flower Mound Republican Sen. Jane Nelson's bid to ferret..."

March 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session
Alpha males Abbott and Patrick can't get their red meat passed
"...for a problem that does not exist." Supporters insisted SB 6 was not intended to target transgender Texans, yet..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Let's Go Gun Crazy
UT working group recommends allowing guns in classrooms, while a "mock mass shooting" and a "mass farting" protest in response bring out the national media
"...at UT, and they reinforce my deep concerns about SB 11 and the potential impact that handguns will have..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Feature by Mac McCann

New Laws From the Lege Set to Go Into Effect
Get to know Texas’ new rules
"..."Papers Please" (SB 4)* Peace officers can now ask for proof of..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Session Winners and Losers
As sine die nears, bills drop left and right
"...They helped Republicans load up omnibus ethics reform bill SB 19 with multiple amendments, extending debate so long that..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Live at the Lege
The Chronicle counts down to sine die
"...and Mary Tuma's Twitter feed for more from the anti-SB 4 protest...."

May 29, 2017 News Post by the News Staff

On the Lege: A $156 Million Disaster
The Accenture scheme blows up in the state's face
"...away from one shallow, high-stakes test. The bills – SB 1031 and HB 2236 – were left pending in..."

March 23, 2007 News Column

Lege Lines: The “Sanctuary Cities” Bill's Detrimental Effect
Can anybody reasonably testify in support of SB 4?
"...she was barely tall enough to reach the microphone, 11-year-old Jaylin Castro stepped up to the podium before the..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

UPDATE: Senate Filibuster in Progress
Close to vote on SB5; clock ticking
"...Update 11:17am (6/26): As the story has developed, our coverage has..."

June 25, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Everything You Need to Know About Voter ID
A program to help guide you through Tuesday's Senate meeting
"...9am, the Senate will consider a “voter ID” bill, SB 362 by Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, and Craig Estes,..."

March 9, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Campus Carry, Coming to a Community College Near You
Take your guns to school
"...Senate Bill 11, which passed the Legislature in 2015, included a provision..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Lege Lines: Do Not Resuscitate
The Texas Lege, back from the dead
"...& Human Ser­vices Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 11 by Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lub­bock, requiring any aural DNR..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

UT Working Group Recommends Allowing Guns in Classrooms
Says to do otherwise would violate SB 11
"...license holders from carrying handguns and so would violate SB 11.”..."

Dec. 10, 2015 News Post by Mac McCann

Labor: Playing Defense
"...from employer discrimination, and Austin/Laredo Democratic Sen. Judith Zaf­firini's SB 45 would provide employment assistance to people participating in..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines: Guns, Islamophobia, & Budget Cuts
The Lege takes on guns, Islamophobia, and sets the draft budget
"...that he may have the necessary votes to get SB 11, legalizing campus carry, out of the upper chamber...."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Beer Laws Moving Today
Your guide to the mixed reactions
"...four beer bills, Senate Bills 515-518, and a fifth, SB 639, introduced at the last minute by Commerce Committee..."

March 25, 2013 Food Post by Ivy Le

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