Three bills reached Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk last week, with the 30- day special session of the Texas Legislature set to expire Aug. 16.
In the running war with Mexican bandits, six U.S. Army cavalrymen fought a brief battle with hit-and-run raiders on Aug. 10, 1915 twenty-five miles on the Texas side of the Rio Grande.
The Texas House on Aug. 1 approved House Bill 20, legislation appropriating $212.7 million from the “rainy day” reserve fund to help defray rising healthcare costs for retired school employees.
Capt. Kermit K. Beahan of Houston tossed and turned the night of Aug.
Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature.