Politics

Gov. Abbott Dealt A Pair Of Legal Blows As He Fights Mask, Vaccine Mandates On Multiple Fronts

Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday evening denied Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to stay temporary restraining orders blocking the governor's directive. At around the same time, the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against Abbott on behalf of San Antonio and Bexar County over their mask mandate in schools.

Politics

Texas Supreme Court Sides With Gov. Abbott In Mask Mandate Battle

Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday struck down temporary restraining orders that empowered Bexar and Dallas counties to institute mask mandates. The elected Republican body offered Gov. Greg Abbott his first court victory in the fight over local emergency power.

Energy & Environment

ERCOT CEO Defends Power Outages As Texas Lawmakers Probe Winter Storm Response

Posted on · Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said widespread blackouts during last week’s winter storm were necessary to prevent grid failure.