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The Back Mic: Abbott Endorsements, Annie’s List Endorsements, Texas Democrats Strategize

The Back Mic: Abbott Endorsements, Annie’s List Endorsements, Texas Democrats Strategize

McKenzie Taylor February 14, 2020
This week we look at key GOP primary endorsements from Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic primary endorsements from Annie's List as Democrats meet in Austin to strategize for November.
Wells, Texas Passes Ordinances Banning Abortion, Protecting Second Amendment, and Prohibiting Camping on Public Property

Wells, Texas Passes Ordinances Banning Abortion, Protecting Second Amendment, and Prohibiting Camping on Public Property

Daniel Friend February 13, 2020
The small East Texas town of Wells passed three ordinances on Monday to become a "sanctuary city for the unborn," a "Second Amendment sanctuary," and ban camping on public property.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s Bill Prohibiting Drone Sales with China Passes House

Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s Bill Prohibiting Drone Sales with China Passes House

Sarah McConnell February 13, 2020
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw's proposed legislation prohibiting drone sales with China passed by voice vote in the House with support from fellow Texas Rep. Van Taylor.
Sens. Cornyn, Cruz Praise Drew Tipton for Final Vacant Texas Federal Court Seat

Sens. Cornyn, Cruz Praise Drew Tipton for Final Vacant Texas Federal Court Seat

Brad Johnson February 13, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Tipton was held on Wednesday. Confirmation by the Senate would fill the last remaining federal vacancy in Texas.
Fort Worth’s Panther Island Project Will Not Be Given Additional Federal Funding

Fort Worth’s Panther Island Project Will Not Be Given Additional Federal Funding

Sarah McConnell February 12, 2020
Despite local authorities hopes for more than $30 million, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will not be designating new funding for the Panther Island redevelopment project along the the Trinity River.
Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg Win Most Delegates in New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary

Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg Win Most Delegates in New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary

Daniel Friend February 12, 2020
In the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary yesterday, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar all walked away with delegates ahead of Super Tuesday next month.
Harris County Department of Education Gives Superintendent Lavish Raise

Harris County Department of Education Gives Superintendent Lavish Raise

Holly Hansen February 12, 2020
HCDE board president Eric Dick joined with the board’s four Democrat trustees to approve a 23 percent pay raise for Superintendent James Colbert and doubled his retirement contributions.
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Combats Human Trafficking, Initiative Showing Results

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Combats Human Trafficking, Initiative Showing Results

Kim Roberts February 11, 2020
Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn calls human trafficking "modern-day slavery" and promises that his department will continue arresting and prosecuting those involved in the practice.
Cornyn, Crenshaw Lead Fundraising in 2019 End-of-Year FEC Reports

Cornyn, Crenshaw Lead Fundraising in 2019 End-of-Year FEC Reports

Daniel Friend February 11, 2020
In the most recent federal fundraising reports, Republicans Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Dan Crenshaw led with the most raised, followed by Democratic Senate candidate MJ Hegar and House candidate Wendy Davis.

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Congressman Roger Williams Talks Impeachment, Border Security, and China Trade Tariffs on The Texan’s Podcast

Congressman Roger Williams Talks Impeachment, Border Security, and China Trade Tariffs on The Texan’s Podcast

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Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty, and Konni Burton on The Texan’s Podcast

Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty, and Konni Burton on The Texan’s Podcast

Maloney discusses the organization's move to Austin, Texas, shares students' struggles to exercise free speech on college campuses, and outlines the role their organization plays in politics.
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