Open carry in Texas begins

Open carry became legal in Texas on Jan. 1, 2016.
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Open carry became legal in Texas on Jan. 1, 2016.

Anna M. Tinsley grew up in a journalism family and has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 2001. She has covered the Texas Legislature and politics for more than two decades and has won multiple awards for political reporting, most recently a third place from APME for deadline writing. She is a Baylor University graduate.