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Jack Cagle Only Harris County Commissioners Court Incumbent to Debate Opponent So Far

Jack Cagle Only Harris County Commissioners Court Incumbent to Debate Opponent So Far

Holly Hansen 4 hours ago
Commissioner Cagle has twice met Democratic opponent Lesley Briones in candidate forums debating public safety, county spending, and flood control.
Election ‘Fraud or Errors’ Alleged in Contest of 2019 Fredericksburg Water Fluoridation Ballot Proposition

Election ‘Fraud or Errors’ Alleged in Contest of 2019 Fredericksburg Water Fluoridation Ballot Proposition

Brad Johnson 7 hours ago
Well into its second year, the case challenging the result of a 2019 ballot proposition in Gillespie County will head to court for a trial.
Texas Lottery Reports Nearly $8.3 Billion in Sales in Fiscal Year 2022, Breaking Record 12th Year in a Row

Texas Lottery Reports Nearly $8.3 Billion in Sales in Fiscal Year 2022, Breaking Record 12th Year in a Row

Hayden Sparks 10 hours ago
The Texas Lottery Commission indicated that nearly $2 billion went to the Foundation School Fund and tens of millions to benefit veterans.
Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit to Exempt Texas-Made Suppressors from Federal Law to Move Forward

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit to Exempt Texas-Made Suppressors from Federal Law to Move Forward

Matt Stringer 23 hours ago
A federal judge allowed a lawsuit that seeks to exempt Texas-made firearms suppressors from federal registration requirements to move forward.
Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Opening Prayer, Chaplain Program Upheld by Fifth Circuit

Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Opening Prayer, Chaplain Program Upheld by Fifth Circuit

Kim Roberts 24 hours ago
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the opening prayer ceremony is not coercive and does not violate the Establishment Clause.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Secretary of State Can Withhold List of 11,000 Potential Noncitizen Voters

Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Secretary of State Can Withhold List of 11,000 Potential Noncitizen Voters

Hudson Callender 24 hours ago
In August, a federal court ordered Texas to disclose the list of potential noncitizen voters. Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed this decision, claiming the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue.
Director of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight Resigns After 9 Months of Maternity Leave

Director of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight Resigns After 9 Months of Maternity Leave

Brad Johnson October 3, 2022
Per the city, Muscadin was paid a $157,393 salary as OPO director.
Guatemalan Men Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling Charge Linked to Woman’s Death Near Odessa

Guatemalan Men Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling Charge Linked to Woman’s Death Near Odessa

Hayden Sparks October 3, 2022
Each defendant faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment after pleading guilty in federal court last week.
Abbott and O’Rourke Trade Blows in Texas’ Lone Gubernatorial Debate

Abbott and O’Rourke Trade Blows in Texas’ Lone Gubernatorial Debate

Brad Johnson September 30, 2022
Polling shows few likely voters undecided or willing to change their minds on the two candidates at the top of the Texas ticket.
Senator Cruz Votes Against Bill to Update, Clarify Election Certification Law in Wake of January 6

Senator Cruz Votes Against Bill to Update, Clarify Election Certification Law in Wake of January 6

Hudson Callender September 30, 2022
Cruz was the lone committee member to vote against advancing the bipartisan bill, which clarifies the election certification process.
Abortion, Inflation, Uvalde: A Preview of the Texas Governor’s Debate

Abortion, Inflation, Uvalde: A Preview of the Texas Governor’s Debate

Brad Johnson September 30, 2022
Here's a preview of the Friday evening clash between Gov. Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O'Rourke.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Frisco ISD Removes A Few Challenged Books, Abbott’s Primary Opponent Lends Support, San Antonio Council Member Suspended

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Frisco ISD Removes A Few Challenged Books, Abbott’s Primary Opponent Lends Support, San Antonio Council Member Suspended

Daniel Friend September 30, 2022
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
Federal Agencies Will Extend Additional Resources to Houston to Fight Violent Crime Wave

Federal Agencies Will Extend Additional Resources to Houston to Fight Violent Crime Wave

Holly Hansen September 30, 2022
Federal resources will include five new trial attorneys and a $2 million grant for police de-escalation training, youth outreach, and re-entry programs.
Mexican Man Convicted in West Texas on Charges of Importing, Possessing Marijuana

Mexican Man Convicted in West Texas on Charges of Importing, Possessing Marijuana

Hayden Sparks September 30, 2022
The Texas Department of Public Safety helped border guards find hundreds of pounds of marijuana in the High Lonesome Mountains.
The Back Mic: Phelan Balks at Tenure Removal, State Tax Collection Trend ‘Cannot Continue,’ Hegar Seeking Last Term as Comptroller

The Back Mic: Phelan Balks at Tenure Removal, State Tax Collection Trend ‘Cannot Continue,’ Hegar Seeking Last Term as Comptroller

Brad Johnson September 30, 2022
This week — the Texas House speaker balks at the revocation of university tenure, Comptroller Hegar cautions the tax collection windfall will break, and Hegar says his third term will be his last.
Landowners On Proposed High-Speed Rail Route Question Project’s Lack of Progress

Landowners On Proposed High-Speed Rail Route Question Project’s Lack of Progress

Kim Roberts September 29, 2022
Attorneys for landowners along the proposed high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston posed questions for the project leaders in a public letter.
City of Houston Announces Second Gun ‘Buyback,’ Part of ‘One Safe Houston’ Program

City of Houston Announces Second Gun ‘Buyback,’ Part of ‘One Safe Houston’ Program

Rob Laucius September 29, 2022
The mayor, alongside a Harris County commissioner and two U.S. representatives, said the first event was more successful than expected.
San Antonio City Council Member Suspended Indefinitely After Outburst at Council Meeting

San Antonio City Council Member Suspended Indefinitely After Outburst at Council Meeting

Hudson Callender September 29, 2022
San Antonio City Councilman Mario Bravo has been temporarily suspended from his committee assignments following an outburst directed at Councilwoman Ana Sandoval over a budgetary dispute.
GOP Judges Deny Paxton’s Request to Revisit Decision Stripping His Authority to Prosecute Election Fraud

GOP Judges Deny Paxton’s Request to Revisit Decision Stripping His Authority to Prosecute Election Fraud

Hayden Sparks September 28, 2022
In December, the GOP judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals invalidated a state law empowering the attorney general to prosecute election fraud.
Harris County Democrats Block GOP Projects, Seek Legal Action to End Boycott of Tax Increase Vote

Harris County Democrats Block GOP Projects, Seek Legal Action to End Boycott of Tax Increase Vote

Holly Hansen September 28, 2022
In retaliation, Commissioner Garcia flagged projects to be held in GOP precincts including road repairs, intersection improvements, and a flood and drainage master plan.
Tarrant County Judge Candidates Share Positions on County Priorities, Infrastructure, Leadership Style at Chamber Forum

Tarrant County Judge Candidates Share Positions on County Priorities, Infrastructure, Leadership Style at Chamber Forum

Kim Roberts September 28, 2022
Republican Tim O’Hare plans to lower property taxes while Democrat Deborah Peoples praised the pandemic leadership of the current county judge and commissioners court.

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