• June 29, 2022

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Analysis: The 2022 general election is a year away, but

A year before Texans will vote in the general election race for governor and other statewide offices, the list of candidates remains incomplete. The issues those candidates could be debating at this time next year is coming into view — a list topped by continuing practical and political tensions stemming from large numbers of migrants […]Read More

Analysis: Greg Abbott wants Texas to be normal again

Whether or not you’re ready to get back to normal, your governor is. Greg Abbott has been moving quickly to set the state to pre-pandemic mode, banning mask requirements, cutting pandemic aid for jobless Texans in hopes they will return to the workforce and setting the table for schools to open in-person classes for all […]Read More

Gov. Greg. Abbott says no public schools or government entities

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans government entities in Texas — like cities and counties — from mandating masks in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Friday, any government entity […]Read More

Analysis: Just when you think campaign season is over, Texas

Beto O’Rourke is thinking about challenging Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 election. Abbott is already responding, the way candidates do. You’re right to think this is happening early. The last big election was less than three months ago. If you include the protests of the results, and you should, it wasn’t officially over until Jan. 6. But it’s always […]Read More

Almost all Texas businesses are allowed to open at 50%

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity. That is effective immediately, and there are “very limited exceptions,” Abbott’s office said. Restaurants were already permitted to be open at 50% capacity. Abbott is allowing them to immediately […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott issues 8 executive orders aimed at stopping

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued eight executive orders in response to the El Paso and Odessa-Midland mass shootings that happened just weeks apart, his office announced Thursday. “Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings,” Abbott said in a statement. “I will continue to work expeditiously with the legislature […]Read More