Politics

Abbott vs. O’Rourke: Expect sharp rhetoric and fierce campaigning from candidates in governor’s race

Posted on · Political analysts say there is no reason for Gov. Greg Abbott to try to make a move toward the middle after the primary election. Meanwhile, Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke is positioning himself as a candidate with bipartisan appeal — a move experts say may be a tough sell in 2022.

Politics

It’s primary election day in Texas. Here’s what you need to know about the top statewide races

Posted on · Tuesday is the day Texans will decide who will be their party’s nominee in the November 2022 general election. At the top of the ticket are races for Texas governor and attorney general.

Houston Matters

Should Texas End its Vehicle Inspection Requirement?

Posted on · Should Texas end its vehicle inspection requirement? State Sen. Don Huffines has authored and introduced SB 1588, which would end the mandatory annual vehicle safety inspection — checking the lights, the brakes, the horn and so forth. To him, it's a waste of taxpayer money and not necessarily about safety. The Texas State Inspection Association […]

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Red Light Cameras and Ending Vehicle Inspections: Friday’s Show (March 31, 2017)

Posted on · Once again this session, state lawmakers are considering the pros and cons of limiting or banning red light cameras statewide. The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony on the idea on March 6, 2017. Some municipalities have limited their use, or eliminated them for enforcement. Houston disconnected red light cameras years ago, but Sugar Land has […]