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First In-Person Civil Jury Trial Held in Tarrant County Since Coronavirus Closures

First In-Person Civil Jury Trial Held in Tarrant County Since Coronavirus Closures

Kim Roberts 48 mins ago
After nearly a year of delayed justice, Tarrant County is working to reinstate civil jury trials and reduce the backlog of cases caused by COVID-19.
Coalition Launches to Oppose Austin’s $150 Million Police Department Budget Cuts

Coalition Launches to Oppose Austin’s $150 Million Police Department Budget Cuts

Brad Johnson 5 hours ago
The City of Austin has enacted significant reforms to policing and public safety since 2017 including a massive budget cut and redirection for its police department.
San Antonio Responds in Chick-fil-A Lawsuit, Claiming Immunity

San Antonio Responds in Chick-fil-A Lawsuit, Claiming Immunity

Isaiah Mitchell 6 hours ago
The city says it cannot be sued for booting the restaurant from the airport since the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill became law after the removal.
Bills to Ban Sex Change Procedures for Kids See Testimony from Doctors, Parents on Both Sides

Bills to Ban Sex Change Procedures for Kids See Testimony from Doctors, Parents on Both Sides

Isaiah Mitchell 24 hours ago
"Without my consent, my ex-wife just transitioned my son to a girl," Jeff Younger, father of James, said in his testimony.
Governor Abbott Names Appointee for Second Public Utility Commission Vacancy

Governor Abbott Names Appointee for Second Public Utility Commission Vacancy

Brad Johnson April 12, 2021
Pending the most recent two nominations, the Public Utility Commission will only need one more appointment to replace current Chairman Arthur D'Andrea.
Northwest ISD Reintroduces Bond Package Totaling $746 Million After Previous Attempt Failed

Northwest ISD Reintroduces Bond Package Totaling $746 Million After Previous Attempt Failed

Kim Roberts April 12, 2021
A school district in North Texas adjusted the total of its bond package after the proposal failed in November. Voters will be asked to approve $746 million in bonds on May 1.
2022 Primary Elections Likely to be Delayed, Candidate Filing Window Tightened

2022 Primary Elections Likely to be Delayed, Candidate Filing Window Tightened

Daniel Friend April 12, 2021
A bill approved by the Texas Senate would tighten the filing period for candidates and push back the 2022 primary elections depending on when redistricting is completed.
Bill Proposal Would Give Power Companies With Blackout Debt Access to Premium Priced Government Loans

Bill Proposal Would Give Power Companies With Blackout Debt Access to Premium Priced Government Loans

Brad Johnson April 12, 2021
Some of Texas' power companies amassed large debts during the February winter storm as electricity prices skyrocketed.
Texas Senate Committee Advances Slate of Gun Bills, Constitutional Carry Not Included

Texas Senate Committee Advances Slate of Gun Bills, Constitutional Carry Not Included

Daniel Friend April 9, 2021
Though not including constitutional carry, the hallmark proposal of gun rights advocates, a Senate committee has approved a slate of pro-gun bills.

Voices of Texas

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.
VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

Members of The Texan's reporting team 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.

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