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The Back Mic: Lists of Candidates in all Texas Legislative Races

The Back Mic: Lists of Candidates in all Texas Legislative Races

Daniel Friend 15 hours ago
The list of candidates in most Texas legislative races has solidified — here's a look at the Democrats and Republicans running in each.
Texas Nursing Homes Open to Visitors on a Limited Basis

Texas Nursing Homes Open to Visitors on a Limited Basis

Kim Roberts August 6, 2020
The Texas Health And Human Services Commission released guidelines today to allow limited visits to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities after nearly five months of lockdowns.
Harris County To Consider Disaster Declaration “Loophole” To Raise Property Tax Rate Above SB 2 Limit

Harris County To Consider Disaster Declaration “Loophole” To Raise Property Tax Rate Above SB 2 Limit

Holly Hansen August 6, 2020
The Harris County Commissioners Court did not make a final decision on next year's property tax rate, but are considering four options — three of which will raise taxes.
Texas Medical Board Cautions Against Claims of Coronavirus “Cure” After Doctors Laud Hydroxychloroquine

Texas Medical Board Cautions Against Claims of Coronavirus “Cure” After Doctors Laud Hydroxychloroquine

Daniel Friend August 6, 2020
After a video of doctors touting hydroxychloroquine went viral, the state agency cautioned physicians about promoting a "cure" for the coronavirus.
Houston Man Allegedly Spent Federal PPP Funds on Lamborghini, Strip Clubs

Houston Man Allegedly Spent Federal PPP Funds on Lamborghini, Strip Clubs

Hayden Sparks August 6, 2020
Thus far, there are 30 prosecutions for fraudulent use of Paycheck Protection Program money across the country, the latest one being a Houston man who spent it on a Lamborghini Urus, a Rolex watch, and more.
Texas’ 4th Congressional District Up for Grabs, Nearly 20 GOP Candidates Vie for Seat Vacated by Former Rep. Ratcliffe

Texas’ 4th Congressional District Up for Grabs, Nearly 20 GOP Candidates Vie for Seat Vacated by Former Rep. Ratcliffe

Daniel Friend August 6, 2020
Rather than a typical election, former Rep. Ratcliffe's replacement on the GOP ballot will be chosen by party county and precinct chairs, and a bevy of candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.
Contact Tracing Program Challenged by Five Texas GOP Legislators in Lawsuit

Contact Tracing Program Challenged by Five Texas GOP Legislators in Lawsuit

Brad Johnson August 5, 2020
Several Republican lawmakers have filed a lawsuit calling for the cancellation of the state's $295 million contact tracing contract.
UNT Investigating Professor for Controversial Article in Music Journal

UNT Investigating Professor for Controversial Article in Music Journal

Hayden Sparks August 5, 2020
The UNT College of Music is investigating claims of racism against a professor who defended a 20th-century Austrian music theorist in a journal published by the school.
Changes to Fort Worth Police in Six Practice Areas Recommended by Review Panel

Changes to Fort Worth Police in Six Practice Areas Recommended by Review Panel

Kim Roberts August 5, 2020
A panel appointed by the city manager has recommended changes to six policy and practice areas within the Fort Worth Police Department.

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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.
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.

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