Bill to protect Alamo from UN finds little support

San Antonio Express-News & Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Lawmakers and witnesses before a Senate hearing Tuesday dismissed as quixotic Sen. Donna Campbell’s bill to protect the Alamo in San Antonio from United Nations control. Campbell, R-New Braunfels, said she is concerned that the historic Texas shrine could fall under U.N. control despite evidence that there is … Continue reading Bill to protect Alamo from UN finds little support

Galindo says inexperience can benefit him in the Capitol

San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — Before the House gavels in each day, freshman Rep. Rick Galindo moves across the floor to shake as many representatives’ hands as he can. A political novice, Galindo, 33, is in his first elected office and his first session as a legislator. “Part of the reason I’m doing this is … Continue reading Galindo says inexperience can benefit him in the Capitol

Lawmaker hopes to decrease police brutality

San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — With racial tension rising following the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to make police actions more transparent in this state. Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, said he filed bills to pre-empt police brutality from occuring in Texas. “All I want to do is be transparent and know … Continue reading Lawmaker hopes to decrease police brutality

Lawmakers hope to cease public notices in print

San Antonio Express News & Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow governmental bodies to use the Internet to post required notices, a step away from the age-old practice of placing them in newspapers. A bill filed by Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, would allow governmental bodies to post notices of meetings. … Continue reading Lawmakers hope to cease public notices in print

E-waste bills plugged in again

San Antonio Express-News & Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Worried about safety hazards of electronic waste, Democratic legislators are recycling their legislation from last session that aims to curb disposal of computers and equipment. Rep. Mary González, D-El Paso, filed House Bill 87, which would require large computer retailers to accept recycling of their products. Another bill … Continue reading E-waste bills plugged in again