The Paisano

Racial tensions, free speech step up to the plate

April 7, 2015

The Paisano Are license plate designs protected by the free-speech principles of the First Amendment? This was the question proposed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 23, during the Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veteran’s case. Texas is one of many states that allow d...

Bill seeks to protect police, may make holding them accountable harder

April 7, 2015

Texans’ rights to film police may be under scrutiny after the introduction of House Bill 2918 — a bill outlawing the filming, recording, photographing or documenting of police within a 25-foot radius. Representative Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, proposed HB 2918in response to increasing police fi...

Liquor stores may soon be open Sundays

March 31, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Some Texas lawmakers are seeking to modernize certain Texas business practices that have outlived their usefulness. Namely, there is a push in the legislature that would allow for the sale of hard liquor on Sundays and the sale of vehicles seven days a ...

Community College Top 10% Bill

March 31, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has filed House Bill 3384, potentially granting the top 10 percent of community college students automatic acceptance at Texas public universities. “We know high-performing community college students do well after transferri...

Liquor sales coming to Wal-Mart?

March 3, 2015

Robert Pistochi/ The Paisano Wal-Mart, the largest retailer of wine and beer in Texas, filed a lawsuit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for the right to sell distilled spirits at its Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations in Texas for off-premises consumption. Curren...