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Texas Officials, Municipality Lobbyists Unclear on Strings Attached to Federal Coronavirus Funding

Texas Officials, Municipality Lobbyists Unclear on Strings Attached to Federal Coronavirus Funding

Brad Johnson December 8, 2021
The governor and attorney general have been vague on their guidance about the ARPA funding's stipulation that recipients must comply with "applicable executive orders."
Without Issuing Opinion, Paxton Says State Already May Investigate Gender Modification as Child Abuse

Without Issuing Opinion, Paxton Says State Already May Investigate Gender Modification as Child Abuse

Isaiah Mitchell December 7, 2021
The attorney general's office still hasn't resolved an official opinion request about the legality of child gender modification.
Texas Military, State Troopers Increase Enforcement in La Joya Amid Surge in Crossings by Illegal Aliens

Texas Military, State Troopers Increase Enforcement in La Joya Amid Surge in Crossings by Illegal Aliens

Hayden Sparks December 7, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott pointed to Operation Lone Star and the state’s effort to supplement the insufficient federal response.
San Antonio School District Temporarily Pulls Over 400 Books From Libraries to Review for Vulgarity

San Antonio School District Temporarily Pulls Over 400 Books From Libraries to Review for Vulgarity

Isaiah Mitchell December 7, 2021
A district spokeswoman said the review process began before state Rep. Matt Krause's inquiry into books he deemed lewd or racially charged.
Biden Administration Sues Texas Over State House, Congressional Redistricting Plans

Biden Administration Sues Texas Over State House, Congressional Redistricting Plans

Daniel Friend December 7, 2021
With only a week before the filing deadline for candidates, the Biden administration filed suit against Texas’ new redistricting plan.
Four Texas Democrats Call for Restoration of Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver Funding

Four Texas Democrats Call for Restoration of Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver Funding

Brad Johnson December 7, 2021
The Biden administration denied Texas' application to renew a Medicaid waiver that reimburses hospitals for uncompensated care after the Trump administration had already approved it.
Dan Crenshaw Fires Back at Critics Over Vaccine Database Vote

Dan Crenshaw Fires Back at Critics Over Vaccine Database Vote

Holly Hansen December 6, 2021
Crenshaw accused some Republicans and activists of lying about a bill that provides funding for state immunization information programs.
Customs and Border Protection Snatches Over $681,000 in Alleged Illegal Drugs at Brownsville Port of Entry

Customs and Border Protection Snatches Over $681,000 in Alleged Illegal Drugs at Brownsville Port of Entry

Hayden Sparks December 6, 2021
The suspected traffickers are Texas residents who range in age from 23 to 47 years old.
Some Texas School Mask Mandates Remain Despite Fifth Circuit Order

Some Texas School Mask Mandates Remain Despite Fifth Circuit Order

Isaiah Mitchell December 6, 2021
Some major ISDs claim the recent ruling does not directly affect their mandates, although the injunction it overturned was statewide.
Texas License to Carry Applications Reach 7-Year Low, Handgun Purchases Remain High

Texas License to Carry Applications Reach 7-Year Low, Handgun Purchases Remain High

Daniel Friend December 6, 2021
Background check data shows that the number of License to Carry applications in Texas has reached a new 7-year low.
Paxton to Issue Opinion on Legality of Puberty Blockers ‘In the Next Week or So’

Paxton to Issue Opinion on Legality of Puberty Blockers ‘In the Next Week or So’

Isaiah Mitchell December 3, 2021
The governor, the attorney general, and the author of the foremost bill to ban child gender modification are trading blame for its inaction.
Biden Admin to Reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy After U.S. Supreme Court Ruled in Texas’ Favor

Biden Admin to Reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy After U.S. Supreme Court Ruled in Texas’ Favor

Hayden Sparks December 3, 2021
A federal judge in Amarillo ordered the restoration of the Migrant Protection Protocols, a decision that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld.

Voices of Texas

VIDEO: Rep. Matt Schaefer on the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

VIDEO: Rep. Matt Schaefer on the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

State Rep. Matt Schaefer joins reporter Daniel Friend to discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan under President Biden.
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.

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