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.

Politics

Harris County Leaders OK Legal Action Against Gov. Greg Abbott Over Mask Mandate Ban

Posted on · The vote gives County Attorney Christian Menefee the authority to challenge Abbott’s executive order either in a standalone lawsuit or in a friend of the court brief to a lawsuit filed by another jurisdiction.

Politics

Texas Democrats Who Left Austin To Block Voting Bill Won’t ‘Telegraph’ 2nd Special Session Plans

Posted on · After Democrats left Austin and blocked legislation from passing in the first legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott set a second to begin Saturday. But without a quorum it will meet the same fate.