From the NRA:
Also this week, House Bill 311, introduced by State Representative Willie Bailey (D-49), passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate. HB 311 permits concealed handgun permit holders to renew their permits by mail and requires DPS to issue or deny permits to applicants within 45 days instead of 120 days. Please continue checking your email and for updates on HB311. We will keep you informed when the bill is assigned to a committee and when to take action.

Now we just need to get a bill introduced to clarify this stupid business about an openly carried,holstered handgun requiring a CC permit.