Texas has an excellent anti-SLAPP law. It was enacted in 2011.
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Governor Rick Perry signed anti-SLAPP legislation into law on June 17, 2011. It passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature unanimously. As such, under Texas law the act takes effect immediately. Texans targeted with a SLAPP can now file a motion to dismiss the suit that suspends discovery until the Court rules on the motion. In addition, the Court may award fees and costs to a SLAPP victim upon the granting of the motion.