Election 2020

2 Key Texas Counties — Democratic Stronghold Harris And Traditionally Red Denton — Are Setting Early Voting Records

Posted on · As of Friday, 27% of registered voters in Denton County had cast their ballots in the 2020 election — surpassing the county’s 2016 turnout of 18% on the fourth day.

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Has Closed Texas Bars Twice Since The Pandemic Began. Now He’s Hinting At Opening Them Again

Posted on · Abbott shut down bars for a second time in June, when the proportion of coronavirus tests with positive results was more than 18%. That number has dropped to just over 6%. Experts worry that opening bars will contribute to another surge.

Transportation

Texas’ $7 Billion Plan To Remake Houston Highways Once Again Targets Homes, Businesses In Communities Of Color

Posted on · Historic black neighborhoods like Independence Heights and the Fifth Ward are in the crosshairs of Houston highway plans, decades after expressways separated communities from the rest of the city.