The 288 red-gowned Uvalde High School seniors sat in 100-degree heat at the school stadium on the one-month anniversary of the mass shootings.
The legislation will toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for authorities to take weapons from people judged to be dangerous.
Thursday’s hearing focused on strategies to prevent acts of violence along with better coordination between state and local agencies, non-governmental entities and law enforcement.
Travis County DA José Garza says despite the recent Supreme Court ruling, his office will continue to work to reduce gun violence in the area.
"I’m here begging for you guys to do something," said Jazmin Cazares, whose young sister Jacklyn was one of 19 children shot to death in the 80 minutes the gunman spent inside Robb Elementary School on May 24.
While the head of the DPS continues to point fingers at the local response to the deadly school shooting, a state senator has sued the department for withholding video from the scene. “We are getting half-truths, innuendos and snippets of body cam video that he chooses to give."
Charley Wilkison, executive director of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), said committee hearings that are ongoing are all talk, and nothing can happen unless lawmakers are in session.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has announced that police chief Pete Arredondo has been placed on administrative leave.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw ripped into the Uvalde school police chief's handling of last month's shooting at Robb Elementary School and said that some officers wanted to approach the gunman earlier, including a school district police officer whose wife was killed in the massacre.
The bungled response to the attack that left 19 children and two teachers dead at Robb Elementary has infuriated the nation, and a recent wave of deadly mass shootings has renewed a push for more gun laws.
McDonald’s will be donating 10% percent of total lunch sales from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at participating restaurants to the Uvalde community.
Questions about how the shooter entered Robb Elementary and what happened at multiple doors have been a big part of the changing information about the attack.
The special Texas Senate committee on the Uvalde school shooting is listening to public testimony today. Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person.
McLaughlin said families are still in the dark on the investigation and he hasn't been briefed since May. He said he tried calling everyone he could think of for the past week, but people in Uvalde still don't have answers.
The Uvalde school shooting timeline shows it took 74 minutes from when police went into the school to the time they confronted and killed the gunman. Throughout that time, unknown officers are reported rejecting DPS Special Agents' calls to go into the classroom, saying, "Don't you think we should have a supervisor approve that?"
Senators have moved to the brink of an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill, meaning a vote could happen later this week.
The police commander made the comments while giving testimony during a committee hearing on the deadly school shooting that left 2 teachers and 19 children dead.
The Uvalde shooting sprung Democrats into action. The state democratic caucus is demanding the governor call a special session on gun control and safety measures.
The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy.
The information is to be presented to a public Texas Senate hearing in Austin on Tuesday. Investigators say the latest information indicates officers had more than enough firepower and protection to take down the gunman long before they finally did, the outlets reported.