Marijuana bills could be debated in Legislature

San Antonio Express-News & Houston Chronicle By Nicole Cobler and Madlin Mekelburg AUSTIN — Following the liberalization of marijuana laws in other states, Texas lawmakers backed by advocates for decriminalization have filed bills that would lessen penalities for possession of pot to that of a traffic ticket. State Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, has filed a … Continue reading Marijuana bills could be debated in Legislature

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

Senator remembers the Alamo by filing legislation to protect it

San Antonio Express-News & Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Despite evidence to the contrary, state Sen. Donna Campbell is ringing the alarm that the Alamo could be at risk of falling under the control of the United Nations and has filed a bill to protect the shrine. Campbell, R-New Braunfels, filed Senate Bill 191 to ban foreign … Continue reading Senator remembers the Alamo by filing legislation to protect it