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Houston Housing Authority Exempts High-Value Properties from Local Tax Base

Houston Housing Authority Exempts High-Value Properties from Local Tax Base

Holly Hansen 21 hours ago
Turner's housing authority board has awarded tax exemptions for 99 years to developers designating just 10 percent of units for low-income renters.
Texas State Sen. Charles Schwertner Arrested in Austin on Drunk Driving Charge

Texas State Sen. Charles Schwertner Arrested in Austin on Drunk Driving Charge

Brad Johnson 23 hours ago
Schwertner is the chairman of the Senate Business & Commerce Committee, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning.
Paxton Prepares to Sue Biden Administration Over Listing of Prairie Chicken as Endangered Species

Paxton Prepares to Sue Biden Administration Over Listing of Prairie Chicken as Endangered Species

Matt Stringer February 7, 2023
Texas is one of several states preparing to challenge the Biden administration’s decision to list the bird in the Endangered Species Act.
Repeal of Texas Marriage Amendment Among Bills Introduced by Dallas County Lawmakers

Repeal of Texas Marriage Amendment Among Bills Introduced by Dallas County Lawmakers

Hayden Sparks February 7, 2023
Texas recognizes same-sex marriage by order of the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the state’s marriage amendment remains on the books.
Republican Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Vote on Commercial Casinos, Sports Wagering

Republican Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Vote on Commercial Casinos, Sports Wagering

Hayden Sparks February 6, 2023
Rep. Charlie Geren of Fort Worth filed a resolution to allow Texans to vote on seven commercial casinos and a sports wagering program.
Fort Worth ISD Faces Criticism for Sex Ed Curriculum’s Problematic Review Process

Fort Worth ISD Faces Criticism for Sex Ed Curriculum’s Problematic Review Process

Kim Roberts February 6, 2023
Fort Worth appears to have restarted its sexual education curriculum after parents and residents pushed back on both content and the adoption process.
24,000 in Austin Still Without Power, Full Restoration Date Moves to February 12

24,000 in Austin Still Without Power, Full Restoration Date Moves to February 12

Brad Johnson February 6, 2023
Depending on how severe and small the mechanical break is in certain areas facing continued outage, it may take longer than February 12 to restore power.
Rep. Schatzline Introduces Bills to Ban Child Gender Modification, Raise Age of Consent in Texas

Rep. Schatzline Introduces Bills to Ban Child Gender Modification, Raise Age of Consent in Texas

Cameron Abrams February 6, 2023
Rep. Nate Schatzline has filed two bills that will seek to raise the age of consent and end child modification surgery.
Texas Lawmaker Files ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ To Exclude Males from Collegiate Women’s Sports

Texas Lawmaker Files ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ To Exclude Males from Collegiate Women’s Sports

Cameron Abrams February 6, 2023
Middleton is following a trend in Republican states to prevent biological males from competing in women's sports, and national polling is in favor.
Appeals Court Rules Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Cannot Prohibit Firearm Possession

Appeals Court Rules Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Cannot Prohibit Firearm Possession

Matt Stringer February 3, 2023
The court wrote its opinion wasn’t based on whether preventing those under protective orders from having guns is a laudable policy.
State Board of Education Reverses Course on Opposing School Choice Measures

State Board of Education Reverses Course on Opposing School Choice Measures

Cameron Abrams February 3, 2023
The decision represents a reversal from the state board's previous opposition to school choice measures last year.
City of Fort Worth Plans to Allow Curfew Ordinance to Expire

City of Fort Worth Plans to Allow Curfew Ordinance to Expire

Kim Roberts February 3, 2023
In the midst of reviewing its curfew ordinance, Fort Worth waits to see the outcome of proposed legislation prohibiting cities from implementing curfews.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Central Texas Power Outages, Abbott Pushes Education Savings Accounts, Texas Sunset Commission Criticized

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Central Texas Power Outages, Abbott Pushes Education Savings Accounts, Texas Sunset Commission Criticized

Daniel Friend February 3, 2023
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
The Back Mic: Abbott Open to Other ERCOT Reforms, Tax Collections Indicate Economic Slowdown, Legislative Bill Statistics Update

The Back Mic: Abbott Open to Other ERCOT Reforms, Tax Collections Indicate Economic Slowdown, Legislative Bill Statistics Update

Brad Johnson February 3, 2023
This week — the governor indicates more ERCOT market reforms are possible, the comptroller’s sales tax update features a growth slowdown, and thousands of bills have been filed in the Texas Legislature.
More Evidence Surfaces on Harris County Paper Ballot Shortage as Court Considers New Elections

More Evidence Surfaces on Harris County Paper Ballot Shortage as Court Considers New Elections

Holly Hansen February 2, 2023
An appointed judge is considering lawsuits for new elections, while a new report alleges officials did not initially provide enough ballots.
Texas Republican Looks to Require Labeling of Products That Include ‘Human Fetal Tissue’

Texas Republican Looks to Require Labeling of Products That Include ‘Human Fetal Tissue’

Cameron Abrams February 2, 2023
Hall's bill comes after years of incidents where fetal cells were found to be used in design, testing, and production of a variety of consumer products.
Behemoth Bills and Bureaucracies: Texas’ Unique, Cumbersome Sunset Review Process

Behemoth Bills and Bureaucracies: Texas’ Unique, Cumbersome Sunset Review Process

Brad Johnson February 2, 2023
The process is cumbersome and takes up to or more than a year to review each agency when its charter nears expiration.
‘Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back’: Central Texas Outages From Iced, Downed Power Lines Linger

‘Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back’: Central Texas Outages From Iced, Downed Power Lines Linger

Brad Johnson February 2, 2023
Mayor Kirk Watson did not hold back, criticizing the city officials' belated communication with the public.
Lawsuit Against Dr. Peter McCullough by Baylor Scott & White Dismissed

Lawsuit Against Dr. Peter McCullough by Baylor Scott & White Dismissed

Kim Roberts February 2, 2023
A lawsuit alleging that McCullough had violated a separation agreement with Baylor Scott & White has been settled and dismissed with prejudice.
School Choice Advocates Criticize Public Education Lobby Over Claim Vouchers ‘Lack Accountability’

School Choice Advocates Criticize Public Education Lobby Over Claim Vouchers ‘Lack Accountability’

Matt Stringer February 2, 2023
A school choice policy expert claims certain public education lobby groups have legislative agendas that are in direct conflict with each other.
VIDEO: Q&A with The Texan Reporters

VIDEO: Q&A with The Texan Reporters

Daniel Friend February 2, 2023
The Texan reporters answered audience questions the intricacies of reporting on the Texas politics this legislative session.

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