Politics

Harris County Leaders Agree To Cut Property Taxes By 3%, Avoiding A Possible Quorum Break

Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.

The Afghanistan Withdrawal

An Afghan Interpreter Is On The Run From The Taliban. A Houston Veterans Group Says His Former Employer Won’t Help

Posted on · The interpreter is unable to get the visa he needs to come to the U.S. because his former employer, U.S. security contractor DynCorp, refuses to correct a mistake in his paperwork about how long he worked for the company, according to those trying to help him.

Politics

As COVID Cases Surge Again In Texas, State And Local Leaders Locked In Battle Over Masks

Posted on · Fighting among Texas officials over mask mandates has created muddled messaging, as the highly contagious delta variant is sending people to the hospital in numbers that rival the worst months of the pandemic.