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Ryan E. Poppe

Gun bills at the state capitol continue to cause a stir among those most affected by the legislation.  And after meeting with lawmakers, state police managed to get a provision affected law enforcement removed. 

The Texas Police Chiefs Association and members of CLEAT called upon lawmakers Wednesday to strip Greenville Republican Senator Don Huffines amendment that prohibits law enforcement from asking for a person’s open carry license.

Courtesy of the Witte Museum

Dinosaurs have gotten a lot of attention in the last few years, but there’s a group of creatures who arrived just after that which haven’t quite had their due in the attention department.  I got a peek recently at a new San Antonio exhibit featuring them.

“We have Mammoths, we have Mastodons, we have Sabre-Tooth Cats, Dire Wolves.”

Thomas Adams is the Witte Museum’s Curator of Paleontology and Geology, and he’s describing Discover the Ice Age.

(AUSTIN) — With the Governor’s Office adding dozens of counties to its disaster declaration due to recent severe weather events, Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recover from the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding.

Persons with Texas property that has been damaged or destroyed by natural disasters can claim an exemption from sales tax on labor charges to repair the damage.

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  The bridge over the Blanco River at Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley has been re-opened and will remain open, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. 

RR12 is the main thoroughfares through Wimberley. Without it, drivers must detour around the city, an extra half hour and right now - on unpredictable roads.

TexDot's Chris Bishop says the bridge will have to accommodate even more traffic, after the waters rushing down the Blanco River destroyed the Fisher Store bridge.

Ryan E. Poppe

The end of the legislative session is less than a week away and lawmakers are moving quickly to keep bills they support alive.  Tuesday was a frenzied day as legislators waded through pages of parliamentary delay tactics tagged for some of the more controversial bills.

At the start of the day there was a laundry list of bills, all of which required a vote in the House or face sudden death.   And it was clear from the start; it was going to be a slow and drawn out bumpy ride.

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