AUSTIN - Hold on to those holsters, Texans. It’s not legal to carry concealed handguns on college campuses or tote them openly throughout the state — at least not yet. Both the House and the Senate have approved two hotly debated measures to expand gun rights by letting licensed Texans openly carry holstered handguns statewide and bring concealed handguns on any college campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 26, 2015 Contact: Liz Zornes (512) 463-0746   ANCHIA PASSES ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION TO BENEFIT EXONEREES HB 638 will allow annuity payments for beneficiaries of exonerees   (Austin)  On Sunday, May 24th, thanks to the leadership of Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), the Texas Senate passed HB 638, a bi-partisan bill filed by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) that would allow wrongfully convicted persons to elect to reduce their annuity payments in order to extend those payments or a portion of those payments to their surviving spouse or designated beneficiary upon their

When you come in this late in the session, it can be tough to make a mark, but Democrat Ina Minjarez's entrance after winning a special election has already helped one colleague pass a bill he's been trying to get approved for years. "Thankfully, we've had a new member sworn in, and she was kind enough to vote in favor of the bill and get it passed,” Democratic Rep. Rafael Anchia said

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