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Early Voting to Replace Retiring Democratic State Representative Begins in Bexar County

Early Voting to Replace Retiring Democratic State Representative Begins in Bexar County

Isaiah Mitchell 14 hours ago
Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying to replace retiring state Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio), who took the seat in 2019.
Texas State Rep. Scott Sanford to Forgo Re-Election in 2022

Texas State Rep. Scott Sanford to Forgo Re-Election in 2022

Brad Johnson 19 hours ago
Sanford is the seventh House member declining to seek re-election in 2022.
Amid Border Disaster, Deportations to Haiti Commence as Resources in Del Rio Dwindle

Amid Border Disaster, Deportations to Haiti Commence as Resources in Del Rio Dwindle

Hayden Sparks 19 hours ago
Last week, thousands of Haitian illegal aliens arrived in Del Rio after the federal government suspended deportations earlier this month.
Government Vaccine Mandates, Transgender Sports, Redistricting on Legislature’s Plate for Third Special Session

Government Vaccine Mandates, Transgender Sports, Redistricting on Legislature’s Plate for Third Special Session

Brad Johnson September 20, 2021
The Texas legislature will convene once again this week, tasked with completing a handful of items set by Gov. Abbott.
$16 Billion in Federal Coronavirus Aid Must Be Appropriated During Third Special Session

$16 Billion in Federal Coronavirus Aid Must Be Appropriated During Third Special Session

Brad Johnson September 17, 2021
Congress set guidelines for the funding, such as no tax cuts, but the legislature has eyed it anyway hoping courts will rule on their side.
Del Rio Mayor Pleads for ‘Quick Action’ as Thousands of Illegal Aliens Shelter at International Bridge

Del Rio Mayor Pleads for ‘Quick Action’ as Thousands of Illegal Aliens Shelter at International Bridge

Hayden Sparks September 17, 2021
Thousands of illegal aliens, most of whom from Haiti, are waiting in Del Rio, Texas, to be arrested by border patrol agents.
San Antonio City Council Approves Record High Budget, Adjusting and Growing Police Force

San Antonio City Council Approves Record High Budget, Adjusting and Growing Police Force

Isaiah Mitchell September 17, 2021
The city transit and police departments both weathered proposals to lower the tax rate by cutting their budgets.
Texans Celebrate Constitution Day on 234th Anniversary of National Charter’s Adoption

Texans Celebrate Constitution Day on 234th Anniversary of National Charter’s Adoption

Hayden Sparks September 17, 2021
President Biden used part of his Constitution Day proclamation to criticize “attempts to suppress and subvert the right to vote.”
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Border Update, Race for Attorney General, Nuclear Waste Debacle

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Border Update, Race for Attorney General, Nuclear Waste Debacle

Michelle Arledge September 17, 2021
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
The Back Mic: Senate Priorities Released, Prominent Chairman Censured by Local GOP, Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Total $56 Billion

The Back Mic: Senate Priorities Released, Prominent Chairman Censured by Local GOP, Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Total $56 Billion

Brad Johnson September 17, 2021
This week — Lt. Governor Dan Patrick lists priority items for the next special session, a lawmaker is censured by his local GOP, and an agency gives an update on the pandemic unemployment.
Lawsuit Exposes Dysfunction in Foster Care System as State Scrambles to Place Troubled Children

Lawsuit Exposes Dysfunction in Foster Care System as State Scrambles to Place Troubled Children

Isaiah Mitchell September 16, 2021
A decade-old lawsuit has brought the state foster care system to a crossroads between high standards and availability.
Amid State Lawsuit, Round Rock ISD Mask Mandate Debacle Dredges Up Malfeasance Allegations

Amid State Lawsuit, Round Rock ISD Mask Mandate Debacle Dredges Up Malfeasance Allegations

Isaiah Mitchell September 16, 2021
While school tension over masks is hardly new, the district's fight comes during its first recent F rating, a lawsuit, and serious claims.

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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