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2022 Democratic Messaging Solidifies on the Power Grid, Abortion, and Guns

2022 Democratic Messaging Solidifies on the Power Grid, Abortion, and Guns

Brad Johnson November 24, 2021
Next year, Texas Democrats hope to replicate their 2018 gains against a much less friendly national political environment.
State Rep. Jasmine Crockett Launches Congressional Campaign to Succeed Eddie Bernice Johnson

State Rep. Jasmine Crockett Launches Congressional Campaign to Succeed Eddie Bernice Johnson

Hayden Sparks November 24, 2021
Crockett was first elected to the Texas House in November of last year.
Texas Mask Mandate Ban Restored by Fifth Circuit Court

Texas Mask Mandate Ban Restored by Fifth Circuit Court

Isaiah Mitchell November 24, 2021
The ongoing case is a lawsuit between several disabled students, represented by advocacy group Disability Rights Texas, and the state.
Texas Freedom Caucus Calls on School Districts to Leave TASB Over ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter

Texas Freedom Caucus Calls on School Districts to Leave TASB Over ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter

Isaiah Mitchell November 24, 2021
The caucus of conservative lawmakers claims TASB knew about the letter that likened concern over mask mandates and critical race theory to "domestic terrorism."
Violence Outside the U.S. Against Federal Agents, Employees Can Be Prosecuted, New Law Clarifies

Violence Outside the U.S. Against Federal Agents, Employees Can Be Prosecuted, New Law Clarifies

Hayden Sparks November 24, 2021
President Biden excluded from the signing ceremony retired Special Agent Victor Avila and the family of the late Special Agent Jaime Zapata.
Texas Rep. Michael Cloud, Other Republicans Warn ATF Rule Change Could Lead to Unlawful Gun Registry

Texas Rep. Michael Cloud, Other Republicans Warn ATF Rule Change Could Lead to Unlawful Gun Registry

Daniel Friend November 24, 2021
Congressman Michael Cloud and other Texas Republicans say a proposed rule change at the ATF could pave the way for a federal gun registry.
Samsung Chooses Taylor for $17 Billion Microchip Plant Bolstered by Hundreds of Millions in State, Local Incentives

Samsung Chooses Taylor for $17 Billion Microchip Plant Bolstered by Hundreds of Millions in State, Local Incentives

Brad Johnson November 23, 2021
The 1,200-acre microchip plant is considered the largest economic development investment in the State of Texas' history.
Runoff Elections in Troubled Houston School District Set to Begin

Runoff Elections in Troubled Houston School District Set to Begin

Holly Hansen November 23, 2021
Four challengers prompted runoff elections in the state’s largest school district, although a court ruling could allow the state to appoint a new board in the future.
Betting on the Border: Texas Republicans Zero in on South Texas

Betting on the Border: Texas Republicans Zero in on South Texas

Brad Johnson November 23, 2021
After the 2020 swing in South Texas, Republicans are bullish on their ability to cement further gains in the Hispanic-heavy region.
State Rep. Matt Krause Drops Attorney General Bid to Run for Tarrant County District Attorney

State Rep. Matt Krause Drops Attorney General Bid to Run for Tarrant County District Attorney

Daniel Friend November 23, 2021
The state representative has announced that he is running for a local attorney race instead of the Texas attorney general.
Dallas Child Gender Transition Program Closes, Seeking ‘More Private, Insulated Experience for Patients’

Dallas Child Gender Transition Program Closes, Seeking ‘More Private, Insulated Experience for Patients’

Isaiah Mitchell November 23, 2021
The GENECIS program provided counseling and hormonal treatment to children diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
Rep. Louie Gohmert Announces Campaign for Texas Attorney General

Rep. Louie Gohmert Announces Campaign for Texas Attorney General

Daniel Friend November 22, 2021
The Texas congressman had been considering a challenge to incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton, and now joins a crowded Republican field.

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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