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Ken Paxton Wins GOP Nomination for Attorney General, Defeating George P. Bush

Ken Paxton Wins GOP Nomination for Attorney General, Defeating George P. Bush

Daniel Friend 3 hours ago
Attorney General Ken Paxton will be the Republican nominee for reelection to his current position in November.
14 Children, One Teacher Killed in Uvalde Elementary School Shooting, 18-Year-old Suspect Dead

14 Children, One Teacher Killed in Uvalde Elementary School Shooting, 18-Year-old Suspect Dead

Hayden Sparks 5 hours ago
Governor Greg Abbott stated that responding officers reportedly killed the suspect, an 18-year-old high school student.
Texas Judge Arrested by Rangers on Cattle Rustling and Organized Crime Charges

Texas Judge Arrested by Rangers on Cattle Rustling and Organized Crime Charges

Matt Stringer 8 hours ago
The Loving County judge was among several arrested in a year-long investigation by the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Austin Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting Was Out on Personal Bond With 5 Arrest Warrants

Austin Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting Was Out on Personal Bond With 5 Arrest Warrants

Brad Johnson 9 hours ago
District Attorney José Garza has adjusted county policy to recommend lighter bail and sentencing guidelines since taking office last year.
Congresswoman Fletcher Claims Hate Crime ‘On the Rise’ With State Rep. Wu at Houston Town Hall

Congresswoman Fletcher Claims Hate Crime ‘On the Rise’ With State Rep. Wu at Houston Town Hall

Holly Hansen 11 hours ago
While rising crime is a growing concern in Houston, U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher and Texas Rep. Gene Wu zeroed in on hate crimes during a community event.
Texas School Board Association Leaves National Group Over Letter Accusing Parents of ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Texas School Board Association Leaves National Group Over Letter Accusing Parents of ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Isaiah Mitchell 11 hours ago
The long-awaited departure was ultimately due to NSBA’s counterterrorist approach to parents angry about mask mandates and 'CRT.'
Texas Officials React to Federal Judge’s Order Requiring Continuation of Title 42 Deportations

Texas Officials React to Federal Judge’s Order Requiring Continuation of Title 42 Deportations

Hayden Sparks 13 hours ago
A federal judge blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from ending the use of the Title 42 public health order.
Top 9 Things to Watch in Texas’ Primary Runoff Tonight

Top 9 Things to Watch in Texas’ Primary Runoff Tonight

Brad Johnson 15 hours ago
Here are some themes to watch as election results begin rolling in Tuesday night.
Reported Illegal Alien Border Deaths Rising with Unlawful Crossings, But Total Deaths Could be Higher

Reported Illegal Alien Border Deaths Rising with Unlawful Crossings, But Total Deaths Could be Higher

Matt Stringer May 23, 2022
Illegal immigration has broken records in recent years, and while with those surges authorities have reported increases in border deaths, an agency reports that the actual number may be much higher.
Town of Normangee Outlaws Abortion, Becoming 44th ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ In Texas

Town of Normangee Outlaws Abortion, Becoming 44th ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ In Texas

Isaiah Mitchell May 23, 2022
Nearly all incorporated cities in Leon County have passed similar ordinances, including Centerville, Leona, Jewett, and Marquez.
12 Companies Allegedly Boycotting Fossil Fuels Have Not Responded to Texas Comptroller’s Inquiry

12 Companies Allegedly Boycotting Fossil Fuels Have Not Responded to Texas Comptroller’s Inquiry

Brad Johnson May 23, 2022
When asked if they hold policies of boycotting oil and gas development, one company said "Hell no."
Former Governor Perry Parachutes into Central Texas GOP Runoff

Former Governor Perry Parachutes into Central Texas GOP Runoff

Brad Johnson May 23, 2022
Rick Perry is driving a last-minute push for Stan Gerdes, who served as a staffer for the former governor.
With Speaker Phelan’s Financial Backing, Rep. Glenn Rogers Faces Mike Olcott in North Texas Runoff

With Speaker Phelan’s Financial Backing, Rep. Glenn Rogers Faces Mike Olcott in North Texas Runoff

Hayden Sparks May 23, 2022
Rep. Glenn Rogers is serving his first term after winning a runoff in 2020. He is now fighting for his seat in a runoff with Mike Olcott.
Federal Judge Blocks U.S. Government From Ending Title 42 Expulsions of Illegal Aliens

Federal Judge Blocks U.S. Government From Ending Title 42 Expulsions of Illegal Aliens

Hayden Sparks May 20, 2022
A federal judge is preventing the U.S. government from ending the pandemic-era policy allowing border officials to expel illegal aliens on public health grounds.
State Appellate Court Upholds Order Allowing Puberty Blockers for New Patients at Dallas Children’s Hospital

State Appellate Court Upholds Order Allowing Puberty Blockers for New Patients at Dallas Children’s Hospital

Isaiah Mitchell May 20, 2022
The lower court had blocked the hospital's prohibition on puberty blockers and other hormonal transition treatments for new child patients.
Cornyn Lambasts Paxton Over Legal Issues, Attorney General Blasts Senator as ‘Bush GOP’

Cornyn Lambasts Paxton Over Legal Issues, Attorney General Blasts Senator as ‘Bush GOP’

Brad Johnson May 20, 2022
Two of the state's top Republicans exchanged fire just days before the GOP runoff election.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Pro-Choice District Attorneys’ Pledge, Power Grid Update, New Border Statistics

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Pro-Choice District Attorneys’ Pledge, Power Grid Update, New Border Statistics

Daniel Friend May 20, 2022
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
The Back Mic: Trump, Abbott, and Cruz Texas Runoff Endorsements Compared

The Back Mic: Trump, Abbott, and Cruz Texas Runoff Endorsements Compared

Brad Johnson May 20, 2022
This week — the endorsements for each state runoff race from former President Donald Trump, Governor Greg Abbott, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are compared.
Abbott Endorses Kitzman in Houston-Area Texas House Race After Incumbent Falsely Claims Governor’s Support

Abbott Endorses Kitzman in Houston-Area Texas House Race After Incumbent Falsely Claims Governor’s Support

Brad Johnson May 19, 2022
Rep. Stephenson has remained largely on an island during his re-election bid, lacking the support that is typical of House GOP incumbents.
Texas Voters Pass 104 of Whopping 205 Proposed School District Bonds

Texas Voters Pass 104 of Whopping 205 Proposed School District Bonds

Isaiah Mitchell May 19, 2022
The same motives that shaped bond and school board results in November seem to remain a factor in the May election results.
State GOP Claims Harris County’s Election Day Procedures Violate State Law

State GOP Claims Harris County’s Election Day Procedures Violate State Law

Holly Hansen May 19, 2022
Republican Party officials claim Longoria’s plan to have county employees transport ballots and equipment on election day violates election code.

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