AUSTIN (AP) - It's gun day in the Texas House.
Lawmakers are taking up 14 bills related to firearms or their licensing or regulation on Saturday. Among them is a contentious plan to allow concealed weapons permit holders to take their handguns into college classrooms.
That issue became exceedingly volatile during the last legislative session in 2011, and ultimately failed. The version currently in the House, though, would allow colleges to opt-out — which has softened critics' opposition to it.
Even if that bill advances in the House, however, it may face long odds in the Senate.
Another measure would exempt Texas from any future federal limits on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.
And there's a bill to allow a concealed handgun license to be used as a valid form of state ID.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.