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2021 Contribution to Texas’ Rainy Day Fund Much Lower than Last Year

2021 Contribution to Texas’ Rainy Day Fund Much Lower than Last Year

Brad Johnson 23 hours ago
Due to depressed oil and gas production tax collections, this year's state savings account transfer was 30 percent less than last year.
Six MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Houston for Murder Could Face Death Penalty

Six MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Houston for Murder Could Face Death Penalty

Hayden Sparks November 25, 2020
Five MS-13 gang members from El Salvador who were illegally living in Houston have been charged with murder.
Fight Over Historical Monument Removal Brewing Ahead of the 87th Legislative Session

Fight Over Historical Monument Removal Brewing Ahead of the 87th Legislative Session

Brad Johnson November 24, 2020
Sen. Brandon Creighton and Rep. Kyle Biedermann will each file legislation establishing protocols for removal or relocation of historic monuments and other pieces of artwork.
Tarrant County Extends Mask Mandate to February 28, 2021

Tarrant County Extends Mask Mandate to February 28, 2021

Kim Roberts November 24, 2020
Commissioners voted unanimously to extend the county's emergency declaration and mask mandate for another 90 days.
Hydroxychloroquine Use Needs Clarification, GOP State Senator Tells Texas Medical Board

Hydroxychloroquine Use Needs Clarification, GOP State Senator Tells Texas Medical Board

Hayden Sparks November 24, 2020
State Sen. Bob Hall pressed the Texas Medical Board on its characterization of hydroxychloroquine as an “alternative therapy.”
Trump Administration Issues New Regulatory Rules Hoping to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Trump Administration Issues New Regulatory Rules Hoping to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Brad Johnson November 24, 2020
Prescription drugs are costly due to their inelastic demand, but the Trump administration's latest order intends to save consumers money.
Fifth Circuit Sides With Texas in Excluding Planned Parenthood from Medicaid Program

Fifth Circuit Sides With Texas in Excluding Planned Parenthood from Medicaid Program

Daniel Friend November 23, 2020
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an earlier ruling, supporting Texas' exclusion of Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program.
Innovative Budesonide Treatment Key to West Texas Woman’s Remarkable Coronavirus Recovery

Innovative Budesonide Treatment Key to West Texas Woman’s Remarkable Coronavirus Recovery

Kim Roberts November 23, 2020
Budesonide inhalation treatment turned 55-year-old West Texas woman sick with coronavirus from deathbed to recovery.
October Border Apprehension Statistics Highest Since July 2019

October Border Apprehension Statistics Highest Since July 2019

Daniel Friend November 23, 2020
Border apprehensions in October rose to the highest levels since summer of 2019 and is the highest tally for the month of October compared to past years.

Voices of Texas

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

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.

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