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Texas Lawmakers Introduce Proposed Border Security Compact With Other States

Texas Lawmakers Introduce Proposed Border Security Compact With Other States

Hayden Sparks November 24, 2022
Gov. Greg Abbott has coordinated border security efforts with other states, including Florida, which sent guardsmen for Operation Lone Star.
Today in Texas History: Texas Rangers Officially Sanctioned by Provisional Government

Today in Texas History: Texas Rangers Officially Sanctioned by Provisional Government

Brad Johnson November 24, 2022
The fabled organization of lawmen was officially sanctioned by the provisional Texas government on this day 187 years ago.
A Texas Turkey Story: History, Hunting, and Thanksgiving Dinner

A Texas Turkey Story: History, Hunting, and Thanksgiving Dinner

Matt Stringer November 24, 2022
With the fall hunting season underway, here are a few facts about the wild turkey, of which Texas has some of the best populations for hunters.
Quorum Reduction, Term Limits, Convention of States Among Constitutional Amendments Filed by State Rep. Vasut

Quorum Reduction, Term Limits, Convention of States Among Constitutional Amendments Filed by State Rep. Vasut

Brad Johnson November 23, 2022
The legislator has filed nine constitutional amendments ahead of the 2023 session, which must pass the Legislature and statewide referendum.
Denton Appraisal District Under Fire for Missed Deadlines, Unreliability

Denton Appraisal District Under Fire for Missed Deadlines, Unreliability

Kim Roberts November 23, 2022
Denton Central Appraisal District has been the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism over the past several months.
Texas Joins States Seeking Court Order to Continue Title 42 Illegal Immigrant Expulsions

Texas Joins States Seeking Court Order to Continue Title 42 Illegal Immigrant Expulsions

Hayden Sparks November 23, 2022
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. ordered the Biden administration to end the use of Title 42 for expulsions by December 21.
Odessa Votes to Become Latest ‘Sanctuary for the Unborn’ After New Council Members Take Office

Odessa Votes to Become Latest ‘Sanctuary for the Unborn’ After New Council Members Take Office

Matt Stringer November 23, 2022
Two new members on the Odessa City Council voted to pass a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance almost immediately after taking the oaths of office.
Texas Supreme Court Says Harris County Must Report ‘Later Cast Votes’ Separate From Totals

Texas Supreme Court Says Harris County Must Report ‘Later Cast Votes’ Separate From Totals

Holly Hansen November 22, 2022
More than 2,000 ballots cast in Harris County under a court order keeping polls open late on election day must be reported separately from election totals.
Texas Voters Approve $19 Billion in Local Bonds, Passing Two-Thirds of Ballot Propositions

Texas Voters Approve $19 Billion in Local Bonds, Passing Two-Thirds of Ballot Propositions

Brad Johnson November 22, 2022
Though voters rejected more school district bonds than in any other category, school districts took home the overwhelming share of approved bond dollars.
Plano Dentist Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud After Stealing Relief Dollars During Pandemic

Plano Dentist Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud After Stealing Relief Dollars During Pandemic

Hayden Sparks November 22, 2022
The defendant used his dental practice to fabricate applications for funding under the pandemic-related CARES Act.
Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Exclude Harris County After-Hours Ballots

Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Exclude Harris County After-Hours Ballots

Holly Hansen November 21, 2022
Although the state Supreme Court stayed an order to keep polls open to 8:00 p.m., Harris County is attempting to include late votes in its official results.
North Texas Family Fights to Supreme Court to Adopt Native American Child

North Texas Family Fights to Supreme Court to Adopt Native American Child

Kim Roberts November 21, 2022
The Brackeen family has been engulfed in a legal battle to adopt the sister of their adoptive son because of regulations under the Indian Child Welfare Act.
District Attorney Creuzot Ends Lenient Dallas County Policy on Theft Prosecutions

District Attorney Creuzot Ends Lenient Dallas County Policy on Theft Prosecutions

Hayden Sparks November 21, 2022
Creuzot said the rule has been “misrepresented and politicized” and that business closures have been falsely ascribed to the policy.
Lawsuit Challenging Tarrant County Senate District Dismissed by U.S. Supreme Court

Lawsuit Challenging Tarrant County Senate District Dismissed by U.S. Supreme Court

Brad Johnson November 21, 2022
Because the appeal was filed over 30 days after the lower court's ruling was issued, Supreme Court dismissed the case due to a lack of jurisdiction.
Kemah Seeks Removal of Top Law Firm Amidst Legal Battles, Mayoral Controversies

Kemah Seeks Removal of Top Law Firm Amidst Legal Battles, Mayoral Controversies

Holly Hansen November 21, 2022
Kemah City Council will consider asking the Texas Municipal League to remove a top law firm from all pending investigations and litigation.
Los Zetas Cartel Criminals Sentenced to Decades in Prison at Plano Federal Courthouse

Los Zetas Cartel Criminals Sentenced to Decades in Prison at Plano Federal Courthouse

Hayden Sparks November 21, 2022
A 43-year-old convicted felon from California and a 53-year-old convict from Mexico received decades-long prison sentences.
Historic Surplus, Property Taxes Drive Disagreement in the Texas Capitol

Historic Surplus, Property Taxes Drive Disagreement in the Texas Capitol

Brad Johnson November 21, 2022
Inflation has spurred a record-setting influx of consumption tax collections to the state, and legislators will now debate how to spend it.
Cruz ‘Proud’ of Working With Trump as Former President Faces Uncertain Path to 2024 Nomination

Cruz ‘Proud’ of Working With Trump as Former President Faces Uncertain Path to 2024 Nomination

Hayden Sparks November 18, 2022
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis overwhelmingly won reelection as Florida’s governor and could be a 2024 presidential candidate.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: State Investigates Harris County Elections, Democrats Review Performance, GOP Polled on Trump vs. DeSantis

Weekly Roundup Podcast: State Investigates Harris County Elections, Democrats Review Performance, GOP Polled on Trump vs. DeSantis

Daniel Friend November 18, 2022
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
Philadelphia Becomes Latest Destination for Gov. Greg Abbott’s Busing Program

Philadelphia Becomes Latest Destination for Gov. Greg Abbott’s Busing Program

Hayden Sparks November 18, 2022
The city of El Paso ended its busing program in October after a new federal policy concerning Venezuelan illegal immigrants.
The Back Mic: Members of the 88th Texas Legislative Session Listed

The Back Mic: Members of the 88th Texas Legislative Session Listed

Brad Johnson November 18, 2022
This week — Here’s a list of the incumbents and candidates who won races for the Texas Legislature ahead of next year’s session.

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