The Texas House passed Senate Bill 194 in a143-0 vote Wednesday, after giving initial approval the day before. The bill passed the state Senate unanimously in March.
According to DPS Director Colonel Steven McCraw, 221 Troopers, Rangers, and Special Agents were killed in action since 1823.
Mobile voting, where county elections officials bring equipment to places like nursing homes, may soon be illegal in Texas.
SB 11 would require school districts to establish threat assessment teams, integrate trauma-informed practices in the school environment and include substitute teachers among educators who receive safety training.
As lawmakers debate controversial election legislation and religious liberty bills during 'hell week,' they are running out of time to pass school finance changes and property tax reform.
A controversial election bill is likely not moving forward after lawmakers decided not to place it on the debate calendars for the final week of this legislative session.
There is hope on the horizon for the big issues all lawmakers knew they had to address in this session.
After unanimously passing the state Senate last month, that legislation officially passed the Texas House Friday in a 139-0 vote.
On Friday, the bill passed the Texas Senate 23-8. It could take up to 10 days for the bill to get to the governor so he can sign it.
All Jay and Amy Novacek want for their 22-year-old son is for him to get some quality of life back.