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State Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, filibusters against Senate Bill 1 on Aug. 11, 2021.

Politics

Texas Sen. Carol Alvarado Ends Her Filibuster Against GOP Elections Bill After 15 Hours

Posted on · The Houston Democrat was on her feet speaking, not allowed to sit or lean against her desk, and unable to take bathroom breaks or drink water, since Wednesday evening. Her effort was more of a symbolic gesture than an attempt to block passage of the bill.

A drone photo of the International Terminals Company fire in Deer Park, on March 18, 2019.

The ITC Chemical Fire

2 Years After Disastrous Deer Park Chemical Fire, Texas Close To Creating New Safety Rules For Industry

Posted on · Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, spent years negotiating with industry groups to get new regulations placed on the chemical industry after the ITC fire in 2019. The bill has passed both chambers, but small changes need to be ironed out before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Houston Matters

Full Show: Police Officer Shooting Update, And Uncovering Who Murdered A CIA Agent (Jan. 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on five police officers injured in a shooting Monday evening. We discuss the role of religion on college campuses. A Houston lawyer uncovers the truth about the murder of a CIA agent. And we meet some Actors From the London Stage.

Houston Democratic state Reps. Ana Hernandez (left) and Carol Alvarado (right).

Texas Elections 2018

Two House Democrats Say They’ll Run To Replace Sylvia Garcia In The Texas Senate

Posted on · Houston Democrat Sylvia Garcia hasn't yet stepped down from her Texas Senate seat after winning her congressional primary Tuesday, but Houston state Reps. Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado have already said they plan to run for it

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