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Harris County Moving to Release Inmates, Accelerate Bail Reform Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Harris County Moving to Release Inmates, Accelerate Bail Reform Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Holly Hansen March 27, 2020
While Harris County officials and a federal judge explore the legality of releasing jail inmates, victims and advocates express concerns for public safety.
Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Job Hazards for Austin Police as They Remain Plagued by Staff Shortage

Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Job Hazards for Austin Police as They Remain Plagued by Staff Shortage

Brad Johnson March 27, 2020
As most citizens are told to stay home and stay safe, police officers do not have that luxury. Here's what Austin police have to say about the changes to their job since the rise of coronavirus.
Today in Texas History: Massacre at Goliad

Today in Texas History: Massacre at Goliad

Brad Johnson March 27, 2020
On March 27, 1836, over 350 Texian soldiers were murdered by Mexican firing squads near Goliad after having surrendered days earlier. This galvanized Texians and led to victory in their war for independence.
The Back Mic: A List of All the Executive Orders Issued by Governor Abbott

The Back Mic: A List of All the Executive Orders Issued by Governor Abbott

McKenzie Taylor March 27, 2020
This week — here's a list of the executive orders instituted by Governor Greg Abbott since he took office in 2015.
One Million Potential Coronavirus Treatment Pills Donated to Texas State Pharmacy

One Million Potential Coronavirus Treatment Pills Donated to Texas State Pharmacy

Kim Roberts March 26, 2020
The Texas State Pharmacy received a one million tablet donation of a malaria drug that has shown promise as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
BREAKING: Gov. Abbott to Require Mandatory Quarantine of Travelers from New York Area, New Orleans

BREAKING: Gov. Abbott to Require Mandatory Quarantine of Travelers from New York Area, New Orleans

Daniel Friend March 26, 2020
Airport travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans must now be quarantined for 14-days or the duration of their stay, per a new executive order.
Abortion Providers Sue Governor, Attorney General for Temporary Abortion Ban Due to Coronavirus

Abortion Providers Sue Governor, Attorney General for Temporary Abortion Ban Due to Coronavirus

Daniel Friend March 26, 2020
Abortion providers in the state of Texas have filed a complaint against Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton over a temporary restriction on abortions in the midst of the coronavirus response.
Texas Gets Federal Major Disaster Declaration, Can Receive FEMA Aid

Texas Gets Federal Major Disaster Declaration, Can Receive FEMA Aid

Brad Johnson March 26, 2020
The disaster declaration by President Trump ensures Texans can submit claims for FEMA aid for damages caused by coronavirus.
The Implications and Legal Authority Behind “Shelter in Place” Orders

The Implications and Legal Authority Behind “Shelter in Place” Orders

Kim Roberts March 26, 2020
The legal authority of some elected officials to enact "shelter in place" orders has been on the mind of many Texans. Here are the arguments and implications.

Videos

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.
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

Rep. Roger Williams joins our podcast to discuss the impeachment inquiry, the ongoing border crisis, and the trade war with China.
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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