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After Voting Bill’s Passage, Texas Democrats Hold Out For Federal Help That May Never Come

Posted on · Texas Democrats made their way to the U.S. Capitol to pressure Congress into voting for federal voting protections. But politics in Washington make that less likely with each passing day.

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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.

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Harris County Leaders OK Legal Action Against Gov. Greg Abbott Over Mask Mandate Ban

Posted on · The vote gives County Attorney Christian Menefee the authority to challenge Abbott’s executive order either in a standalone lawsuit or in a friend of the court brief to a lawsuit filed by another jurisdiction.

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COVID Surge Has Local Leaders In Texas Looking For Ways Around Gov. Greg Abbott’s Mask Mandate Ban

Posted on · Despite the governor’s insistence that “now is the time for personal responsibility,” mayors, county judges and other officials across Texas are trying to take back local control.