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October, 2017

  • 11 October

    Cruz Outraises O’Rourke in Third Quarter

    After getting outraised by his Democratic opponent earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas appears to have regained fundraising momentum from U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso. In the third quarter, Cruz raised over $2 million …

  • 8 October

    In Historic Win, Charters Getting State Funding for Facilities for the First Time

    For the first time in Texas, public charter schools will receive state funding to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities — expanding their access to the state’s limited money for public schools. In …

  • 7 October

    Analysis: How do They Cheat Thee? Count the Ways

    Texas isn’t the most unfairly redistricted state — if you use the measure cited by lawyers arguing this week before the U.S. Supreme Court — but the maps we use to elect people to Congress and the …

  • 3 October

    Texas Solar Industry Watches as Trade Case Moves Forward

    A recent solar energy boom in Texas and other states could be hobbled, critics warn, if a federal agency agrees to levy taxes or other protective measures on solar products made abroad. The U.S. International …

  • 1 October

    New Texas Law Lowers fees for Handgun Licenses

    A license to carry a handgun in Texas used to be unaffordable for many Texans, including Cole Parker of Deer Park. That changed Sept. 1, he said, when a new state law went into effect, significantly …

September, 2017

August, 2017

  • 30 August

    Judge Temporarily Blocks Immigration Enforcement Law

    A federal district judge on Wednesday ruled against the state of Texas and halted major provisions of a controversial state-based immigration enforcement law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect. U.S. District …