Colony Ridge developer refutes claims that area is crime-filled sanctuary for undocumented migrants

Posted on · The Colony Ridge development in southeast Texas has been accused of being a haven for undocumented immigrants and a hotbed of crime. On Thursday the developer refuted those claims – and found allies among state law enforcement and some Republican lawmakers.


Impeachment trial day 6: Outside attorney says Paxton avoided official communication channels

Posted on · Criminal attorney Brandon Cammack was the first witness called Tuesday by House impeachment managers. In 2020, he was the outside attorney Ken Paxton hired to investigate federal and local officials related to the FBI searches of Austin real estate developer Nate Paul’s home and businesses.


Houston state representative’s key staffers abruptly resign, citing concerns about ethics and tasks

Posted on · The senior staff for Democrat state Rep. Jolanda Jones alleged in a letter the Houston lawmaker’s office became a toxic workplace, including “physically threatening behavior” and demands that staff deal with issues involving Jones’ personal life.


Gov. Abbott to outline legislative priorities in State of the State address

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver his the biennial State of the State address Thursday evening. Abbott is expected to use the prime-time speech to outline his priorities for state lawmakers this year. The speech could also provide greater clarity on whether Abbott has set his sights on a 2024 presidential run.