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Texas Obamacare Challenge Tossed by U.S. Supreme Court for Lack of Standing

Texas Obamacare Challenge Tossed by U.S. Supreme Court for Lack of Standing

Brad Johnson 21 hours ago
Without getting to the central questions of the case, the nation's highest court dismissed the latest Obamacare challenge citing a lack of standing.
Gov. Abbott Signs Second Amendment Sanctuary, Hotel Carry, Constitutional Carry Bills at Alamo Ceremony

Gov. Abbott Signs Second Amendment Sanctuary, Hotel Carry, Constitutional Carry Bills at Alamo Ceremony

Daniel Friend 21 hours ago
Several new pro-Second Amendment bills including constitutional carry and making Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary” will go into effect in September.
Abbott Launches Border Wall Fundraising Apparatus, Allocates at Least $250 Million in State Funds

Abbott Launches Border Wall Fundraising Apparatus, Allocates at Least $250 Million in State Funds

Hayden Sparks June 16, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott announced a fundraising campaign where individuals can contribute to the border wall project.
Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Signed Into Law by Gov. Abbott

Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Signed Into Law by Gov. Abbott

Daniel Friend June 16, 2021
Texas is set to become the next state in the country to allow the carry of handguns without a permit.
Tarrant County, Fort Worth Examine How to Use $600 Million in Federal COVID-19 Funds

Tarrant County, Fort Worth Examine How to Use $600 Million in Federal COVID-19 Funds

Kim Roberts June 16, 2021
With nearly $600 million flowing in Tarrant County and Fort Worth from the federal government, local leaders will decide over the next several weeks which projects they will spend the funds on.
Houston Nurses Appeal Vaccine Mandate Case to Fifth Circuit, Aiming for Supreme Court

Houston Nurses Appeal Vaccine Mandate Case to Fifth Circuit, Aiming for Supreme Court

Holly Hansen June 16, 2021
A lawsuit over Houston Methodist System’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate as a condition of employment has been appealed as workers say they are being forced to serve as “guinea pigs.”
Trump Will Tour ‘Decimated’ Southern Border With Gov. Abbott Amid Illegal Immigration Disaster

Trump Will Tour ‘Decimated’ Southern Border With Gov. Abbott Amid Illegal Immigration Disaster

Hayden Sparks June 16, 2021
The former president characterized the southern border as an “unmitigated disaster zone” under the Biden administration.
Candidates Emerge in the Texas GOP’s Frantic Race to Replace Outgoing Chair Allen West

Candidates Emerge in the Texas GOP’s Frantic Race to Replace Outgoing Chair Allen West

Brad Johnson June 16, 2021
Current RPT Chairman Allen West announced his resignation effective next month, and so far three candidates have jumped into the race to succeed him.
State Board Cannot Punish Discrimination for Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, Paxton Writes

State Board Cannot Punish Discrimination for Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, Paxton Writes

Isaiah Mitchell June 15, 2021
The board added gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability to the list of traits protected from discrimination by social workers.
Texas Shines Light on Mental Health Resources in Midst of Veteran Suicide and PTSD Awareness Month

Texas Shines Light on Mental Health Resources in Midst of Veteran Suicide and PTSD Awareness Month

Kim Roberts June 15, 2021
Death by suicide is a concerning issue among veterans, but Texans want to help with their transition to civilian life and give them hope and help.
Texas Border Wall Construction Fund Will Be Open to Public Donations, Abbott Says

Texas Border Wall Construction Fund Will Be Open to Public Donations, Abbott Says

Hayden Sparks June 15, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott has committed to announcing additional details regarding his proposed state border wall later this week.

Voices of Texas

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.
VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

Members of The Texan's reporting team 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.

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