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Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place and Curfew Ordered by El Paso County Judge

Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place and Curfew Ordered by El Paso County Judge

Isaiah Mitchell 2 hours ago
The rise of cases in El Paso County led Judge Ricardo Samaniego to proclaim a curfew after 10 p.m. and institute another lockdown order.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer Becomes Second Democrat to Enter Texas House Speaker Race

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer Becomes Second Democrat to Enter Texas House Speaker Race

Brad Johnson 4 hours ago
Two Democrats have filed paperwork for the Texas House speakership, placing their hopes in a blue electoral wave next month.
Michael Bloomberg Throws $2.6 Million Cash Behind Democratic Railroad Commission Candidate

Michael Bloomberg Throws $2.6 Million Cash Behind Democratic Railroad Commission Candidate

Brad Johnson 5 hours ago
With a cash infusion provided by the former New York City mayor, the Railroad Commission race becomes even more contentious despite being overshadowed by other races on the ballot.
Plano House Race Pits Incumbent Republican Leach Against Progressive Democrat Sanchez

Plano House Race Pits Incumbent Republican Leach Against Progressive Democrat Sanchez

Brad Johnson 10 hours ago
Coronavirus, police reform, and healthcare have been major issues in the race between incumbent Republican Rep. Jeff Leach and Democratic challenger Lorenzo Sanchez.
Democrat Senfronia Thompson First to Enter Race for Texas House Speaker

Democrat Senfronia Thompson First to Enter Race for Texas House Speaker

McKenzie Taylor October 23, 2020
Thompson is the longest-serving woman in the Texas House and the first candidate of either party to enter the race for the speakership.
State Appeals Court Rules Against Gov. Abbott’s One-Location Limitation of Ballot Drop-Off Sites

State Appeals Court Rules Against Gov. Abbott’s One-Location Limitation of Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Brad Johnson October 23, 2020
The decision by a state appeals court will likely be taken to the Texas Supreme Court for a final decision.
Whistleblowers Fired in Scandal Surrounding Attorney General Ken Paxton

Whistleblowers Fired in Scandal Surrounding Attorney General Ken Paxton

Daniel Friend October 23, 2020
Top aides who raised allegations of abuse of office against Attorney General Ken Paxton have been fired this week, according to multiple reports.
Taxpayer-Funded Public Libraries Have Remained Mostly Closed, Except in Fort Worth

Taxpayer-Funded Public Libraries Have Remained Mostly Closed, Except in Fort Worth

Kim Roberts October 23, 2020
While Governor Abbott's orders have allowed public libraries to re-open, the only major city in Texas to do so is Fort Worth.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Antitrust Suit Against Google, Tinslee Lewis Update, Oil and Gas Industry Trends

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Antitrust Suit Against Google, Tinslee Lewis Update, Oil and Gas Industry Trends

Michelle Arledge October 23, 2020
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.

Voices of Texas

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

Senior Editor Drew White and Reporter Brad Johnson 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.
Justin Berry, Candidate for HD 47, on The Texan’s Podcast

Justin Berry, Candidate for HD 47, on The Texan’s Podcast

Justin Berry discusses his perspective as a police officer, what his policy objectives would be if elected, as well as his favorite holiday traditions.

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