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Dallas-Fort Worth TEXRail Task Force Proposes Ideas to Increase Ridership Numbers

Dallas-Fort Worth TEXRail Task Force Proposes Ideas to Increase Ridership Numbers

Kim Roberts 8 hours ago
Four years into its existence, TEXRail ridership has increased but has yet to meet the projected numbers from its initial proposal.
GOP House Candidate Contests Election Results, Citing Harris County Election Troubles

GOP House Candidate Contests Election Results, Citing Harris County Election Troubles

Holly Hansen 23 hours ago
Citing Harris County’s paper ballot shortage that halted voting at multiple sites, Mike May is contesting his loss to Rep. Jon Rosenthal.
Texas Sen. Jane Nelson Appointed Next Secretary of State

Texas Sen. Jane Nelson Appointed Next Secretary of State

Brad Johnson December 6, 2022
Nelson's nomination must be confirmed by her colleagues in the Texas Senate during the 2023 legislative session.
The Texas General Land Office: Historic Texas Agency to See New Leadership

The Texas General Land Office: Historic Texas Agency to See New Leadership

Matt Stringer December 6, 2022
With new leadership set to take command, the oldest statewide office in Texas plays a variety of important roles in state government.
Austin’s Police Labor Negotiations Stall Out Over Proposed Pay and Oversight Office Role

Austin’s Police Labor Negotiations Stall Out Over Proposed Pay and Oversight Office Role

Brad Johnson December 6, 2022
With the lifespan of the current contract winding down, negotiations between the City of Austin and the police union have reached an impasse.
In Secret Recording, Top Kemah Officials Discuss Alleged Selective Code Enforcement

In Secret Recording, Top Kemah Officials Discuss Alleged Selective Code Enforcement

Holly Hansen December 5, 2022
In a secretly recorded conversation, the city’s administrator told a council member he had issued a certificate of occupancy for a property under scrutiny.
Republicans Could Impeach Mayorkas After Taking Control of House, Though Senate Conviction Unlikely

Republicans Could Impeach Mayorkas After Taking Control of House, Though Senate Conviction Unlikely

Hayden Sparks December 5, 2022
The GOP regained a majority in the U.S. House on Election Day and could use that power to investigate or even impeach Secretary Mayorkas.
Texas Secretary of State John Scott to Step Down at End of Year

Texas Secretary of State John Scott to Step Down at End of Year

Brad Johnson December 5, 2022
Scott has held the position for just over one year and will move back to his private practice in 2023.
Speaker Phelan Endorsed by House GOP Caucus in 78 to 6 Vote

Speaker Phelan Endorsed by House GOP Caucus in 78 to 6 Vote

Brad Johnson December 5, 2022
GOP members of the 2023 Texas House voted by secret ballot for their preference to lead the chamber as speaker during the 88th legislative session.
Houston Democrat Files Bill to Place Casinos, Sports Betting on Statewide Ballot

Houston Democrat Files Bill to Place Casinos, Sports Betting on Statewide Ballot

Hayden Sparks December 5, 2022
Sen. Carol Alvarado filed a joint resolution to legalize a limited number of casinos and authorize a sports wagering program in Texas.
Texas Oil and Gas Producers Provide a Look at Weatherization Techniques

Texas Oil and Gas Producers Provide a Look at Weatherization Techniques

Brad Johnson December 5, 2022
The Texas Legislature mandated weatherization for the state's electric generators and the Railroad Commission passed a similar requirement for the gas industry.
Abbott Joins Governors’ Letter to Congress Calling Military Vaccine Mandate a National Security Risk

Abbott Joins Governors’ Letter to Congress Calling Military Vaccine Mandate a National Security Risk

Matt Stringer December 2, 2022
Gov. Greg Abbott is adding his name to a letter calling on congress to lift a vaccine mandate imposed on the military by President Joe Biden.
Mayor of Kemah Sues Own City for Information Release

Mayor of Kemah Sues Own City for Information Release

Holly Hansen December 2, 2022
Mayor Joiner alleges Kemah is blocking the release of an investigative report on contract procurement and spending for an expansion of City Hall.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Houston’s Boil Notice, Wood County Canine Controversy, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Priorities

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Houston’s Boil Notice, Wood County Canine Controversy, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Priorities

Daniel Friend December 2, 2022
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
The Back Mic: DFPS Leadership Revamped, Patriot Mobile PAC Wades into Legislative Fight, and GLO Transition Team Announced

The Back Mic: DFPS Leadership Revamped, Patriot Mobile PAC Wades into Legislative Fight, and GLO Transition Team Announced

Brad Johnson December 2, 2022
This week — Gov. Greg Abbott makes three appointments to a maligned state agency, a conservative PAC prefaces the 2024 primary fights, and Sen. Dawn Buckingham begins her move into the General Land Office.
South Texas Prosecutor Suddenly Resigns During Former Border Patrol Supervisor’s Murder Trial

South Texas Prosecutor Suddenly Resigns During Former Border Patrol Supervisor’s Murder Trial

Hayden Sparks December 1, 2022
The prosecutor reportedly cited an “unprofessional and toxic” work environment in a social media post.
Adam Hinojosa Requests Recount in Close South Texas State Senate Election

Adam Hinojosa Requests Recount in Close South Texas State Senate Election

Matt Stringer December 1, 2022
Republican candidate Adam Hinojosa has requested a recount in the SD 27 Texas Senate race, after a narrow loss to Democratic opponent Morgan LaMantia.
ERCOT Grid Ready for Winter, State Officials Assert as Final Decision on Market Redesign Approaches

ERCOT Grid Ready for Winter, State Officials Assert as Final Decision on Market Redesign Approaches

Brad Johnson December 1, 2022
The Texas power grid approaches its second winter since the 2021 blackouts caused by a rare winter storm.
Lt. Governor Unveils Broad 2023 Priorities, Constitutional Amendment Maneuver to Avoid Busting Spending Cap

Lt. Governor Unveils Broad 2023 Priorities, Constitutional Amendment Maneuver to Avoid Busting Spending Cap

Brad Johnson November 30, 2022
The Texas Legislature convenes in January and faces decisions on how much of a record surplus to spend, how much to set aside, and what to spend it on.
Texas Argues Against Biden’s Loosened Deportation Guidelines in U.S. Supreme Court

Texas Argues Against Biden’s Loosened Deportation Guidelines in U.S. Supreme Court

Hayden Sparks November 30, 2022
Texas contended that illegal crossings cost the state money and the federal government is bound to enforce immigration law.
State Sen. John Whitmire Announces Run for Houston Mayor in 2023 Election

State Sen. John Whitmire Announces Run for Houston Mayor in 2023 Election

Holly Hansen November 30, 2022
Touting the campaign slogan “Fix Houston,” Whitmire discussed Houston’s rising crime, fraying infrastructure, and need for transparency.

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