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Accused of First Amendment Violation Against Churches, City of McKinney Amends Stay-At-Home Order

Accused of First Amendment Violation Against Churches, City of McKinney Amends Stay-At-Home Order

Kim Roberts March 27, 2020
When the mayor of McKinney issued a stay-at-home order, a legal organization committed to defending religious freedom said it violated the First Amendment.
House Approves $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

House Approves $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

Brad Johnson March 27, 2020
With the Phase III coronavirus relief bill passed through the House, it now moves to President Trump's desk for final signature.
Gun Stores to Remain Open Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic Under Texas Attorney General Opinion

Gun Stores to Remain Open Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic Under Texas Attorney General Opinion

Daniel Friend March 27, 2020
With the various local orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic, some have argued that gun stores are not "essential businesses." The Texas Attorney General said they can't be forced to close.
Harris County Moving to Release Inmates, Accelerate Bail Reform Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Harris County Moving to Release Inmates, Accelerate Bail Reform Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Holly Hansen March 27, 2020
While Harris County officials and a federal judge explore the legality of releasing jail inmates, victims and advocates express concerns for public safety.
Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Job Hazards for Austin Police as They Remain Plagued by Staff Shortage

Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Job Hazards for Austin Police as They Remain Plagued by Staff Shortage

Brad Johnson March 27, 2020
As most citizens are told to stay home and stay safe, police officers do not have that luxury. Here's what Austin police have to say about the changes to their job since the rise of coronavirus.
Today in Texas History: Massacre at Goliad

Today in Texas History: Massacre at Goliad

Brad Johnson March 27, 2020
On March 27, 1836, over 350 Texian soldiers were murdered by Mexican firing squads near Goliad after having surrendered days earlier. This galvanized Texians and led to victory in their war for independence.
The Back Mic: A List of All the Executive Orders Issued by Governor Abbott

The Back Mic: A List of All the Executive Orders Issued by Governor Abbott

McKenzie Taylor March 27, 2020
This week — here's a list of the executive orders instituted by Governor Greg Abbott since he took office in 2015.
One Million Potential Coronavirus Treatment Pills Donated to Texas State Pharmacy

One Million Potential Coronavirus Treatment Pills Donated to Texas State Pharmacy

Kim Roberts March 26, 2020
The Texas State Pharmacy received a one million tablet donation of a malaria drug that has shown promise as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
BREAKING: Gov. Abbott to Require Mandatory Quarantine of Travelers from New York Area, New Orleans

BREAKING: Gov. Abbott to Require Mandatory Quarantine of Travelers from New York Area, New Orleans

Daniel Friend March 26, 2020
Airport travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans must now be quarantined for 14-days or the duration of their stay, per a new executive order.

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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.
Congressman Roger Williams Talks Impeachment, Border Security, and China Trade Tariffs on The Texan’s Podcast

Congressman Roger Williams Talks Impeachment, Border Security, and China Trade Tariffs on The Texan’s Podcast

Rep. Roger Williams joins our podcast to discuss the impeachment inquiry, the ongoing border crisis, and the trade war with China.
Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty, and Konni Burton on The Texan’s Podcast

Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty, and Konni Burton on The Texan’s Podcast

Maloney discusses the organization's move to Austin, Texas, shares students' struggles to exercise free speech on college campuses, and outlines the role their organization plays in politics.

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