Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott told Texas pastors that he’ll back the primary opponents of GOP lawmakers who don’t vote for his private school voucher plan in an upcoming special session of the Legislature.
Posted on · The budget for the new fiscal year, which begins October 1, includes $119 million for law enforcement, addressing significant concerns by Republicans.
Posted on · The Houston mayoral and city council elections will be the first major test of how Harris County conducts elections since a state law abolished the county’s elections administrator’s office and returned its powers to the county clerk and county tax assessor-collector.
Posted on · State Senator John Whitmire wants to bring 200 DPS troopers to Houston to aid local police if he’s elected mayor. Local officials in Austin and Dallas say DPS deployments in those cities led to racially targeted traffic stops and arrests.
Posted on · As the impeachment trial of suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton winds down, lawyers for the three-term Republican opened their defense by calling two senior staffers who have stuck by the suspended attorney general. Each testified Paxton didn’t use his power to withhold records.
Posted on · Wednesday's testimony included a former Paxton assistant and friend who grew concerned over connections between the AG's home renovations and Nate Paul, the businessman at the center of the impeachment trial.
Posted on · Criminal attorney Brandon Cammack was the first witness called Tuesday by House impeachment managers. In 2020, he was the outside attorney Ken Paxton hired to investigate federal and local officials related to the FBI searches of Austin real estate developer Nate Paul’s home and businesses.
Posted on · The first week of Paxton’s historic trial featured candid — and at times, emotional — testimony from the suspended Texas Attorney General's former friends and aides. Here are some of the highlights.
Posted on · Early issues to be decided will be whether the “prior-term doctrine” prohibits most of the charges from going forward and whether Paxton himself can be made to testify.
Posted on · The action by the Texas Attorney General’s Office means cities and counties are immediately open to a myriad of legal challenges by trade groups seeking to overturn existing local ordinances.
Posted on · The Biden administration is working on the standard as fights continue in Texas courts over a state law that would void local ordinances mandating water breaks for outdoor workers.
Posted on · Attorneys for Houston and more than a dozen other cities argued House Bill 2127 was unconstitutionally vague and violated the Texas Constitution’s Home Rule provision. Judge Guerra Gamble of Travis County agreed.
Posted on · Under Senate Bill 1750, the county clerk will take over management of elections, while the county tax assessor-collector will take charge of maintaining the county’s voter rolls.
Posted on · Following the passage of Senate Bill 1070, the Texas Secretary of State’s Office announced it would withdraw from the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), effective October 19.
Posted on · The Hahl North Stormwater Detention Basin, for which State Rep. Armando Walle helped to secure funding during the recent legislative session, will be able to hold enough water to fill half the Astrodome.