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Congressman Pfluger Asks Twitter Owner Elon Musk to Report Any Censorship Attempts by Biden Administration

Congressman Pfluger Asks Twitter Owner Elon Musk to Report Any Censorship Attempts by Biden Administration

Matt Stringer 20 hours ago
A Texas Congressman is asking Elon Musk to report evidence of federal collaboration with big tech companies to censor political viewpoints.
In Pictures: A Visit to Austin’s Homeless Camps

In Pictures: A Visit to Austin’s Homeless Camps

Brad Johnson November 29, 2022
Here's a collection of photos from a recent tour of homeless camps in the City of Austin.
Federal Prosecutors Allege Wood County Constable Unjustly Ordered Canine to Bite Suspect

Federal Prosecutors Allege Wood County Constable Unjustly Ordered Canine to Bite Suspect

Hayden Sparks November 28, 2022
One of the attorneys representing Constable Kelly Smith is Toby Shook, a former prosecutor and nominee for Dallas County district attorney.
Texas Resident Seeks to Depose Offshore Abortion Provider About Violating Texas Heartbeat Act

Texas Resident Seeks to Depose Offshore Abortion Provider About Violating Texas Heartbeat Act

Kim Roberts November 28, 2022
A Rule 202 petition seeks to determine if Michael Kimbro is violating the Texas Heartbeat Act by providing abortions off the shore of Galveston.
Houston Mayor Turner Orders ‘Diagnostic Review’ After Water Treatment, Emergency Notification Failures

Houston Mayor Turner Orders ‘Diagnostic Review’ After Water Treatment, Emergency Notification Failures

Holly Hansen November 28, 2022
Transformer failure caused water pressure to drop below safe levels Sunday morning, but the city did not issue a boil notice until that evening.
Austin’s Homelessness Crisis Limps Into Fourth Year Since Unregulated Camping Experiment

Austin’s Homelessness Crisis Limps Into Fourth Year Since Unregulated Camping Experiment

Brad Johnson November 28, 2022
Jamie Hammonds has been documenting homeless encampments across Austin for half a year, and has found hundreds.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Reactions to Trump’s New Bid, Lawmakers Mull Options for $27 Billion Surplus, Supreme Court Dismisses Redistricting Suit

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Reactions to Trump’s New Bid, Lawmakers Mull Options for $27 Billion Surplus, Supreme Court Dismisses Redistricting Suit

Daniel Friend November 25, 2022
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
Today in Texas History: Texas Relinquishes Land in New Mexico Territory

Today in Texas History: Texas Relinquishes Land in New Mexico Territory

Hayden Sparks November 25, 2022
Back when Texas was a sovereign republic, the government tried to acquire territory in what is modern day New Mexico.
The Back Mic: Texas Partisan Index for Counties Post-Midterm

The Back Mic: Texas Partisan Index for Counties Post-Midterm

Brad Johnson November 25, 2022
This week — Here’s an updated Texas Partisan Index for counties after the 2022 midterm election.
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.

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