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University of North Texas Reaches Legal Settlement over Firing of Math Professor for Joke About Microaggressions

University of North Texas Reaches Legal Settlement over Firing of Math Professor for Joke About Microaggressions

Kim Roberts September 23, 2022
In 2019, a math professor at the University of North Texas was fired for calling flyers left in the faculty lounge “garbage.”
The Back Mic: Most Competitive 2022 State and Federal Races

The Back Mic: Most Competitive 2022 State and Federal Races

Brad Johnson September 23, 2022
This week — the most competitive races in Texas at the state and federal level are listed.
Travis County Adopts Resolution to Deprioritize Prosecution of Abortions

Travis County Adopts Resolution to Deprioritize Prosecution of Abortions

Hudson Callender September 22, 2022
Travis County is the latest local Texas government attempting to circumvent the state's abortion laws.
Convicted Ex-Mayor of Richardson Laura Maczka Jordan, Husband Mark Jordan Free on Bond During Appeal

Convicted Ex-Mayor of Richardson Laura Maczka Jordan, Husband Mark Jordan Free on Bond During Appeal

Hayden Sparks September 22, 2022
In August, a federal judge sentenced Laura and Mark Jordan to six years in prison after a jury convicted them of bribery and tax fraud.
Texas DPS Appeals Ruling Allowing 18 to 20-Year-Olds to Carry Handguns

Texas DPS Appeals Ruling Allowing 18 to 20-Year-Olds to Carry Handguns

Brad Johnson September 22, 2022
The case now moves to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tarrant County Judicial Candidate Involved in National BYU Racism Story

Tarrant County Judicial Candidate Involved in National BYU Racism Story

Kim Roberts September 22, 2022
Democrat Lesa Pamplin was caught up in a national controversy due to a tweet she wrote about racial slurs during a collegiate volleyball game.
‘Fossil Fuel Divestor’ BlackRock CEO Touts Decarbonization, ESG at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

‘Fossil Fuel Divestor’ BlackRock CEO Touts Decarbonization, ESG at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

Brad Johnson September 22, 2022
The statements come after Texas listed BlackRock among its tally of "fossil fuel-boycotting" companies, priming it for pension dollar divestment.
U.S. Border Agents Have Encountered Over Two Million Illegal Aliens So Far This Fiscal Year, Setting Record

U.S. Border Agents Have Encountered Over Two Million Illegal Aliens So Far This Fiscal Year, Setting Record

Hayden Sparks September 22, 2022
Commissioner Chris Magnus indicated that illegal immigration from Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba accounts for many of the arrests in August.
Viral Backlash Over Odessa Tamale Seizure Highlights State Cottage Laws

Viral Backlash Over Odessa Tamale Seizure Highlights State Cottage Laws

Matt Stringer September 21, 2022
Thousands of commenters expressed their displeasure over the seizure of several dozen tamales from a roadside vendor that didn’t have the proper license.
Tarrant County College District Raises Property Taxes and Budget Expenses Despite Lower Enrollment

Tarrant County College District Raises Property Taxes and Budget Expenses Despite Lower Enrollment

Kim Roberts September 21, 2022
Even as enrollment is down, the Tarrant County College District board voted to raise taxes and increase its budget for the upcoming year.
Abbott Signs Order Designating Cartel, Gang Members Trafficking Fentanyl in Texas as ‘Terrorists’

Abbott Signs Order Designating Cartel, Gang Members Trafficking Fentanyl in Texas as ‘Terrorists’

Hayden Sparks September 21, 2022
Through border security measures, Texas law enforcement has seized enough fentanyl to cause hundreds of millions of deadly overdoses.
District Court Rules Federal Prohibition on Gun Purchases While Under Felony Indictment Unconstitutional

District Court Rules Federal Prohibition on Gun Purchases While Under Felony Indictment Unconstitutional

Brad Johnson September 21, 2022
Pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court's Bruen ruling in June, the Texas federal judge ruled unconstitutional the nationwide prohibition.
Bexar County Sheriff Opens Criminal Inquiry After Florida Moves Noncitizens to Martha’s Vineyard From San Antonio

Bexar County Sheriff Opens Criminal Inquiry After Florida Moves Noncitizens to Martha’s Vineyard From San Antonio

Hayden Sparks September 21, 2022
Sheriff Javier Salazar accused unnamed suspects of paying a Venezuelan noncitizen to "lure" individuals to be moved "under false pretenses."
‘Migrant Resource Center’ Floods San Antonio Neighborhood With Thousands of Noncitizens Each Week

‘Migrant Resource Center’ Floods San Antonio Neighborhood With Thousands of Noncitizens Each Week

Hudson Callender September 20, 2022
Many noncitizens are forced onto the streets after three days with nowhere to sleep, also causing complications and problems for local businesses.
City of El Paso Has Bused Over 1,000 Noncitizens to Sanctuary Cities Since August

City of El Paso Has Bused Over 1,000 Noncitizens to Sanctuary Cities Since August

Hudson Callender September 20, 2022
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser claimed the program is different than the one pursued by Gov. Greg Abbott, which has so far bused 11,000 people.
Judge Dismisses Texas State Bar Suit Against First Assistant Attorney General

Judge Dismisses Texas State Bar Suit Against First Assistant Attorney General

Brad Johnson September 20, 2022
The judge ruled that levying punishment against Webster would violate the separation of powers doctrine.
Texas Supreme Court Issues Form for Legal Action Against Cyberbullying

Texas Supreme Court Issues Form for Legal Action Against Cyberbullying

Kim Roberts September 20, 2022
Five years after the passage of a bill to stop cyberbullying, the Texas Supreme Court has created a form to help parents seek an injunction as needed.
VIDEO: Sen. Paul Bettencourt on Harris County Crime, Elections, and Property Taxes

VIDEO: Sen. Paul Bettencourt on Harris County Crime, Elections, and Property Taxes

Daniel Friend September 20, 2022
Sen. Paul Bettencourt joins reporter Holly Hansen to discuss the hot topics in Harris County: crime, taxes, and the upcoming election.
Paxton Joins Attorneys General Calling on Biden to Label Fentanyl ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

Paxton Joins Attorneys General Calling on Biden to Label Fentanyl ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

Hayden Sparks September 19, 2022
During Operation Lone Star, the State of Texas has seized enough fentanyl to cause hundreds of millions of fatal overdoses.
GOP Senators Allege Political Interference in Hunter Biden Probe, Request Special Protections for Investigator

GOP Senators Allege Political Interference in Hunter Biden Probe, Request Special Protections for Investigator

Hudson Callender September 19, 2022
The Republican senators claim the DOJ has been politicized and U.S. Attorney David Weiss needs special protections to conduct the investigation.
Texas Law Against Social Media Censorship Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Texas Law Against Social Media Censorship Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Brad Johnson September 19, 2022
After a back and forth of injunctions, the appeals court upheld Texas' law ruling that it does not violate the First Amendment.

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