Texas took a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns, with Senate approval Friday night after a fierce debate over restricting police powers to ask people carrying guns if they are legal.
Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."
The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott spends lavishly on border security, defunds one of Rick Perry's signature initiatives and includes the biggest tax cuts in a decade. The House and Senate are expected to give final approval next week to the roughly $210 billion spending bill.
There is a chance for severe weather including heavy rainfall during the Memorial Day weekend that seems likely to cause flash flooding in parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains, the National Weather Service said Friday.
Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least, hoped to.