Posted on · The lawsuit is the first of its kind against a local government since the Supreme Court in 2013 overturned part of the Voting Rights Act. It’s likely to be several weeks before the judge issues a verdict in the bench trial.
Posted on · The city will start work Monday on repairing a historic brick street damaged by contractors. But the mayor says this will only be the first step in a much larger effort.
Posted on · The Senate has passed a bill, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, to improve trade flows along the Texas-Mexico border.
Posted on · Texas now has one of the highest median property tax rates in the nation, and it’s climbing fast.
Posted on · Art Sisneros, of Dayton in Liberty County, says his conscience will not allow him to cast his vote in the Electoral College for Trump. The state’s remaining 37 Republican electors will name Sisneros’ replacement when they meet in Austin in December.
Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined with 20 other state AGs to ask for the injunction. The rule was scheduled to take effect December 1.
Posted on · Americans fought an eight-year war to get rid of their monarchy and establish a republic. More than two centuries on, royals are more popular here than ever. The Texas Renaissance Festival suggests some of the reasons.
Posted on · Civil rights groups fighting the law in court could soon find themselves doing so without the aid of the Justice Department. Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, is a supporter of such laws.
Posted on · The state senator has pre-filed a bill that would criminalize “passing the trash,” the practice of transferring problem teachers or administrators to other school districts. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says passing the bill is one of his top priorities for 2017.
Posted on · The suit is the first challenge of a local redistricting plan under the Voting Rights Act since the Supreme Court issued its Shelby County v. Holder decision.
Posted on · More than 400 hate crimes and related cases of harassment took place across the U.S. in the six days after Election Day. Roughly 10 percent occurred in Texas.
Posted on · A distinction for police is lost on the victim.
Posted on · A brutal murder in East Texas led to the passage of state and federal laws requiring harsh penalties for hate crimes. So why are they so little used?
Posted on · Pundits long predicted Donald Trump’s position as the GOP nominee would hurt Republican candidates down the ballot. Houston was one of the few places where that forecast came true.
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