Politics

Texas Law Enforcement Tapped To Round Up Absent House Democrats, Intensifying Battle In The Lower Chamber

The Texas Supreme Court cleared the way for absent House Democrats’ civil arrests after it temporarily blocked Harris County judges’ orders protecting them from such a move.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles outside of the state Capitol on Aug. 11, 2021.

Updated 5:08 p.m. CT

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