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Today in Texas History: ‘Opening Gun’ of the Texas Revolution Fired at Nacogdoches

Today in Texas History: ‘Opening Gun’ of the Texas Revolution Fired at Nacogdoches

Brad Johnson 19 hours ago
Some seeds of discord that blossomed into the Texas Revolution were planted at Nacogdoches in 1832.
After Trump Endorsement, Bush Says Paxton ‘Misled the President’

After Trump Endorsement, Bush Says Paxton ‘Misled the President’

Daniel Friend 20 hours ago
After Trump’s endorsement, George P. Bush said that Ken Paxton “misled the president,” referencing the controversies surrounding the current attorney general.
Texas-Made Suppressors Still Subject to Federal Law, ATF Warns

Texas-Made Suppressors Still Subject to Federal Law, ATF Warns

Isaiah Mitchell 20 hours ago
The ATF warned Texas weapons dealers against pulling the trigger on the Texas-made suppressor bill, saying federal law still applies.
Replacement Critical Race Theory Bill Sheds Democratic Amendments, Makes Some Concessions

Replacement Critical Race Theory Bill Sheds Democratic Amendments, Makes Some Concessions

Isaiah Mitchell August 2, 2021
The special session replacement for the bill meant to curb critical race theory in the classroom differs from the original in a few key ways.
Biden Administration Sues Texas Over Abbott’s Order Restricting Illegal Immigrant Transportation

Biden Administration Sues Texas Over Abbott’s Order Restricting Illegal Immigrant Transportation

Isaiah Mitchell July 30, 2021
Abbott justified his order as a COVID-19 prevention measure. Now, the DOJ argues it will worsen the spread.
Texas House Democrats Breaking Quorum Testify at Congressional Hearing

Texas House Democrats Breaking Quorum Testify at Congressional Hearing

Daniel Friend July 30, 2021
State Democrats and Texas Republicans in Congress exhibited the latest clash over an election bill during a congressional hearing.
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Arrested for Obstructing Entryway During Election Reform Protest

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Arrested for Obstructing Entryway During Election Reform Protest

Brad Johnson July 30, 2021
During a protest against the Senate's lack of approval of the For the People Act, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was arrested for blocking an office entryway.
Biden Administration Aims to Reduce Asylum Case Backlog, Spend More on Lawyers for Asylum Seekers

Biden Administration Aims to Reduce Asylum Case Backlog, Spend More on Lawyers for Asylum Seekers

Hayden Sparks July 30, 2021
Illegal crossings remain at extraordinary levels and the feds say they are making “considerable progress” on their immigration objectives.
SEC Announces Unanimous Vote to Admit University of Texas

SEC Announces Unanimous Vote to Admit University of Texas

Isaiah Mitchell July 30, 2021
Confirming known news, the SEC officially congratulated the University of Texas at Austin on its departure from the Big 12.
Panther Island Board Faces Potential Lawsuit Over General Manager Severance

Panther Island Board Faces Potential Lawsuit Over General Manager Severance

Kim Roberts July 30, 2021
The Tarrant Regional Water District may be facing litigation over a revoked payment of $300,000 to the retired general manager for unpaid leave.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Democrats in Washington, Big 12 Shakeup, Texas’ 6th Congressional District

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Democrats in Washington, Big 12 Shakeup, Texas’ 6th Congressional District

Michelle Arledge July 30, 2021
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
The Back Mic: Committee Formed to Study UT Football Move, Legal Opinion Requested on Quorum Break, Suburban Democrat Draws a GOP Challenger

The Back Mic: Committee Formed to Study UT Football Move, Legal Opinion Requested on Quorum Break, Suburban Democrat Draws a GOP Challenger

Brad Johnson July 30, 2021
This week — the lieutenant governor forms a committee to study UT’s conference change, a lawmaker asks Paxton to weigh in on the quorum break, and a GOP staffer challenges a Democrat.

Voices of Texas

VIDEO: Railroad Commissioner-Elect Jim Wright on His Victory and Coming Job

VIDEO: Railroad Commissioner-Elect Jim Wright on His Victory and Coming Job

Jim Wright joins reporter Brad Johnson on The Texan's "Voices of Texas" podcast to discuss his rise in Texas politics and the state's energy sector.
VIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz on President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

VIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz on President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"What I think is critical is that we confirm this justice before election day...in case there is litigation challenging the election, and I am confident we will do that and confirm this nominee," said Cruz.
VIDEO: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

VIDEO: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

“It’s interesting that people have made it a political discussion — I don’t care about hydroxychloroquine either way,” said Dr. Robin Armstrong.
VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

Members of The Texan's reporting team discuss the homelessness crisis in Austin with Matt Mackowiak, the President of Potomac Strategy Group, Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, and, most recently, the founder of Save Austin Now.

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