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North Texas Construction Cost Savings May Be Rerouted to New Transportation Projects

North Texas Construction Cost Savings May Be Rerouted to New Transportation Projects

Kim Roberts January 22, 2021
In contrast to the spending in other areas, some government entities have realized savings during the COVID-19 crisis — including for transportation project construction.
Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban Goes Before the Fifth Circuit

Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban Goes Before the Fifth Circuit

Isaiah Mitchell January 22, 2021
Abortion providers have called the requirement an undue burden since it could send a woman seeking abortions on two trips to the clinic.
$251 Billion State Budget Proposed by Texas Legislature

$251 Billion State Budget Proposed by Texas Legislature

Brad Johnson January 22, 2021
This week, Texas' House and Senate unveiled their baseline budgets for this session. Both are remarkably similar as the budget debate begins.
Texas Attorney General Sues Biden Administration Over Deportation Freeze

Texas Attorney General Sues Biden Administration Over Deportation Freeze

Daniel Friend January 22, 2021
Attorney General Ken Paxton says that the freeze on deportations violates an agreement between Texas and the Department of Homeland Security.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Public School Funding, Biden’s Executive Actions, Alamo Symbolism

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Public School Funding, Biden’s Executive Actions, Alamo Symbolism

Michelle Arledge January 22, 2021
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
State Orders Dallas County to Change Vaccine Plan That Prioritized Certain Zip Codes

State Orders Dallas County to Change Vaccine Plan That Prioritized Certain Zip Codes

Hayden Sparks January 22, 2021
Dallas County Commissioners rescinded a portion of the county’s vaccine distribution plan following a directive from state health officials.
Texas Adds 67,600 Jobs in Final Month of 2020, Marking the Fifth Consecutive Month of Job Growth

Texas Adds 67,600 Jobs in Final Month of 2020, Marking the Fifth Consecutive Month of Job Growth

Brad Johnson January 22, 2021
December saw an improved workforce environment compared with November, but remains in significantly worse shape compared to December 2019.
The Back Mic: Texas Leaders Talk Inauguration, State Parties Report Midterm Fundraising, Top Staffers Exit Texas Democratic Party

The Back Mic: Texas Leaders Talk Inauguration, State Parties Report Midterm Fundraising, Top Staffers Exit Texas Democratic Party

Brad Johnson January 22, 2021
This week — here’s a look at what’s happening in Texas politics during Presidential Inauguration Week.
Four Republicans Vie for Vacant Texas House Seat

Four Republicans Vie for Vacant Texas House Seat

Daniel Friend January 21, 2021
Four Republicans will duke it out at the polls on Saturday to see who will fill the currently vacant Texas state House seat in district 68.

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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