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$175 Annual Homestead Exemption Approved by Texas Legislature as Property Tax Reform

$175 Annual Homestead Exemption Approved by Texas Legislature as Property Tax Reform

Brad Johnson 2 hours ago
After disagreement on the form this property tax reform should take, the Texas legislature settled on increasing the mandatory homestead exemption.
Austin GOP Allies Shed Past Partnership, Set for Challenge in New House District

Austin GOP Allies Shed Past Partnership, Set for Challenge in New House District

Brad Johnson 3 hours ago
Ellen Troxclair and Justin Berry, Central Texas GOP allies turned rivals, will face off in a newly drawn district in next year's primary.
Texas Lawmakers Conclude Third Special Session of the 87th Legislature

Texas Lawmakers Conclude Third Special Session of the 87th Legislature

Hayden Sparks 6 hours ago
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Dade Phelan signaled the third special session could be the last one of the 87th legislature.
State Rep. Dan Huberty Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2022

State Rep. Dan Huberty Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2022

Brad Johnson 6 hours ago
Huberty's retirement brings the Texas House's open seat total to 14 going into 2022.
Roiled by Attrition, Austin Police Department Struggles Amidst Reimagining Efforts and a Homicide Wave

Roiled by Attrition, Austin Police Department Struggles Amidst Reimagining Efforts and a Homicide Wave

Brad Johnson 7 hours ago
Texas' capital city is struggling to retain police officers as many depart due to internal problems and the city's elected leaders' relationship with its law enforcement.
Texas Legislature Approves New Congressional Map

Texas Legislature Approves New Congressional Map

Daniel Friend 18 hours ago
The Texas legislature gave final approval to a new congressional map after the two chambers agreed on some changes.
Dallas COVID-19 Treating Physician Provides Virus and Vaccine Updates in Interview with Texas Senator

Dallas COVID-19 Treating Physician Provides Virus and Vaccine Updates in Interview with Texas Senator

Kim Roberts 24 hours ago
Dr. Peter McCullough, a Dallas physician heavily involved in treatment of COVID-19, talked with Sen. Bob Hall about the spread of the virus, early treatment, and vaccines.
Brazoria County District Clerk Chose Juries Based on Race, Geography, Potentially Tainting Trial Results

Brazoria County District Clerk Chose Juries Based on Race, Geography, Potentially Tainting Trial Results

Isaiah Mitchell October 18, 2021
The clerk had been organizing potential jurors according to their residence and skin color. State law requires a random jury assembly process.
Atlanta-Based Media Conglomerate Purges Unvaccinated Employees from Local Texas News Stations

Atlanta-Based Media Conglomerate Purges Unvaccinated Employees from Local Texas News Stations

Daniel Friend October 18, 2021
Gray Television has fired dozens of its employees for being unvaccinated, refusing to grant even an exemption for medical reasons.
Supreme Court of Texas Halts San Antonio ISD Employee Vaccine Mandate

Supreme Court of Texas Halts San Antonio ISD Employee Vaccine Mandate

Isaiah Mitchell October 15, 2021
On the eve of San Antonio ISD's deadline for staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Supreme Court of Texas halted the mandate.
Critical Race Theory, Trustee’s Social Media Posts Heighten Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Election Turnout

Critical Race Theory, Trustee’s Social Media Posts Heighten Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Election Turnout

Holly Hansen October 15, 2021
The state’s third-largest school district has been embroiled in controversy after passing a resolution condemning racism and a trustee has been accused of posting anti-police and racially tinged statements.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Vaccine Mandate Ban, Border Reopening, Election Audit Pressures

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Vaccine Mandate Ban, Border Reopening, Election Audit Pressures

Daniel Friend October 15, 2021
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.

Voices of Texas

VIDEO: Rep. Matt Schaefer on the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

VIDEO: Rep. Matt Schaefer on the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

State Rep. Matt Schaefer joins reporter Daniel Friend to discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan under President Biden.
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.

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