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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.
State Rep. Matt Krause Launches Bid for Texas Attorney General

State Rep. Matt Krause Launches Bid for Texas Attorney General

Daniel Friend September 16, 2021
The Fort Worth representative joins a field of several other well-known Texas politicians in the Republican primary to be the Texas Attorney General.
Southwest Border Enforcement Encounters Again Exceeded 200,000 in August, Per Report

Southwest Border Enforcement Encounters Again Exceeded 200,000 in August, Per Report

Hayden Sparks September 16, 2021
The number of enforcement encounters in August went down for the first time since President Biden took office.
Aggravated Robbery Suspect Was Out on Bond for Capital Murder in Harris County

Aggravated Robbery Suspect Was Out on Bond for Capital Murder in Harris County

Holly Hansen September 15, 2021
As the county grapples with a daunting case backlog and a jail at capacity, violent suspects released on bond continue to pose challenges for public safety.
A Look Back at the Texas Redistricting Litigation Over the Past Decade

A Look Back at the Texas Redistricting Litigation Over the Past Decade

Daniel Friend September 15, 2021
With a lawsuit already filed for the upcoming redistricting, here’s a look back at the litigation over the past decade.
Tarrant County COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program Stalled for Now

Tarrant County COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program Stalled for Now

Kim Roberts September 15, 2021
County Judge Glen Whitley supports a $50 payment to incentivize Tarrant County residents to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, but other commissioners aren’t so sure.
West Texas High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Comes Under Governor’s Race Spotlight After License Approval

West Texas High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Comes Under Governor’s Race Spotlight After License Approval

Brad Johnson September 15, 2021
An obscure fight over storage of nuclear waste became a topic in the gubernatorial primary after incumbent Greg Abbott touted his support for its prohibition in Texas.

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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