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Dallas County Increases 2020 Fiscal Year Property Taxes

Dallas County Increases 2020 Fiscal Year Property Taxes

Brad Johnson September 18, 2019
Dallas County's vote is the latest taxing jurisdiction to raise property taxes before the new caps kick in on January 1, 2020.
Defense Bill Heads to Conference with Potential Border Implications for Texas

Defense Bill Heads to Conference with Potential Border Implications for Texas

Sarah McConnell September 18, 2019
As the National Defense Authorization Act goes to conference this week, an ongoing spat over the president's efforts to build a border wall takes center stage.
Case to “Bring Drake Home” After CPS Removal Left Pending in Texas Supreme Court

Case to “Bring Drake Home” After CPS Removal Left Pending in Texas Supreme Court

Daniel Friend September 18, 2019
The controversial CPS removal of a four-year-old could linger in courts for another month after the Texas Supreme Court granted an extension on the due date of a brief by the executive branch.
After Saudi Attack, Texas’ Energy Dominance Helps Avert Worldwide Oil Crisis

After Saudi Attack, Texas’ Energy Dominance Helps Avert Worldwide Oil Crisis

Brad Johnson September 17, 2019
The international oil market experienced a brief moment of volatility this week after an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility.
Governor Abbott Orders State Resources on Standby as Severe Weather Approaches

Governor Abbott Orders State Resources on Standby as Severe Weather Approaches

Sarah McConnell September 17, 2019
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Gulf Coast of Texas later today or early tomorrow as Governor Abbott places state resources at the ready.
Battleground 2020: Jonathan Stickland’s Vacant House Seat to be Defining Race

Battleground 2020: Jonathan Stickland’s Vacant House Seat to be Defining Race

Kim Roberts September 17, 2019
As Texas Democrats focus on control of the Texas State House, this Tarrant County district will be key for both parties going into the 2020 election.
Red Flag Laws, Enhanced Background Checks Unanimously Condemned in Texas GOP Resolutions

Red Flag Laws, Enhanced Background Checks Unanimously Condemned in Texas GOP Resolutions

Daniel Friend September 16, 2019
The 62-member State Republican Executive Committee affirmed a resolution unanimously opposing red flag laws and enhanced background checks in a message to party leaders.
Why Are So Many Texas GOP Congressmen Retiring? Here’s What Capitol Insiders Have to Say

Why Are So Many Texas GOP Congressmen Retiring? Here’s What Capitol Insiders Have to Say

Brad Johnson September 16, 2019
With five Texas Republicans announcing retirement from Congress, a narrative has formed that it's due to Democrat ascendancy. The real story may be more complicated.
Dan Crenshaw’s First Annual Youth Summit Features Nikki Haley, Roger Clemens

Dan Crenshaw’s First Annual Youth Summit Features Nikki Haley, Roger Clemens

Holly Hansen September 16, 2019
Nearly 2,000 attended Crenshaw's first youth summit in Houston as an array of speakers emphasized service, leadership, family, and what makes America exceptional.