• September 19, 2021

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Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke spar in what could be

Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke butted heads Thursday after the Democratic former El Paso congressman said he would consider challenging the Republican incumbent for Texas’ top elected post in 2022. O’Rourke said during an El Paso radio interview earlier this week that a gubernatorial bid is “something I’m going to think about.” The comment […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott says reopening the Texas economy will be

Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that reopening the Texas economy will be a “slow process” guided by public health concerns as he continued to preview a forthcoming executive order that will detail his strategy to reignite business in the state. Abbott, who first hinted at his plans during a news conference Friday, said he’ll outline […]Read More

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Dennis Bonnen Promise Unity in 2019

Texas’ top three elected leaders are looking to show a united front as the 2019 legislative session begins — and start fresh after the drama of last session. The so-called “Big Three” — Republicans Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and newly elected House Speaker Dennis Bonnen — punctuated the effort Wednesday morning with a […]Read More

House Passes Four Maternal Mortality Bills

House lawmakers tentatively approved a series of bills Monday aimed at helping Texas curb its unusually high rate of women dying less than a year after childbirth. The primary measure, House Bill 9, would direct the state’s Task Force on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity to continue studying pregnancy complications and maternal deaths until 2023. Last year, a study in […]Read More

Meet the Owner of a Gay Bar who is Challenging

Jeffrey Payne thinks Texas is ready to turn blue. That’s why the openly gay, 49-year-old Dallas Democrat who owns five businesses — including The Dallas Eagle, a popular gay bar — is doing what some might say is impossible: attempting to win the governor’s seat by running against one of the most popular and well-funded governors in recent memory. […]Read More

Texas-Mexico Border apprehensions dipped in 2015

The number of people apprehended by immigration agents while trying to enter Texas illegally dropped by more than 35 percent during the federal government’s 2015 fiscal year, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped some 210,470 people in Texas between October 2014 and September 2015, compared […]Read More

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