Swords, guns and ballots: New state laws go into effect Sept. 1

An avalanche of new laws passed during the state Legislature‚Äôs biennial gathering will hit Texas on Sept. 1. Lawmakers banned texting while driving and sanctuary cities, but high-profile campaigns to freeze property taxes and designate bathrooms for transgender people died Aug. 15 with the end of a special legislative session. Here are five new laws … Continue reading Swords, guns and ballots: New state laws go into effect Sept. 1