There was a last minute win that saves money for Panhandle Homeowners.
But other popular bills died on the legislature floor --- including authorizing a major state department to continue operating.
It all has to do with roads.
On Monday, the house had yet to pass a vital bill that allows the Texas Department of Transportation to keep operating.
So they sped along a shorter version before clocking out.
The problem -- that version was accidently worded so that TxDOT can't sell two billion dollars of needed bonds to finance new road construction.
If the senate can't find a way to fix the wording tonight, Governor Perry will almost certainly have to call a special session. All because of last minute haste.
Close to 5,000 bills filed into the two houses this session. Most not making it through.
Among the notable failures, a voter ID bill that would have required Texans to present to ID's at the polls. A statewide smoking ban. And allowing guns on college campuses.
But in the whirlwind of last minute activity, a bill helping out area home owners did sail through.
The Windstorm Insurance Act reforms the way home insurance premiums are calculated.