Texas lawmakers are now considering a bill that would make it a crime for parents to allow their kids to undergo a gender affirmation surgery. The bill says parents who consent to that treatment could be guilty of child abuse.
Alcohol to go is one step closer to becoming permanent in Texas. On Wednesday, the Texas House gave its initial approval. The bill will need another vote before heading to the Senate for final approval.
As work begins on a Black Lives Matter mural in Houston, state legislators hope to make headway with George Floyd Act in Austin.
The 87th Texas Legislature begins Tuesday at the State Capitol in Austin. Opening day will include COVID protocols and tightened security.