Voting

Harris County Won’t Have To Throw Out Mail-In Ballots From Voters 65 And Older Who Received Unsolicited Applications

Posted on · Conservative activist Steve Hotze and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were among those who tried to block the mailings, which they said flouted state law.

New Laws In Texas

More Than 650 Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1. Here Are 13 You Should Know

Posted on · Some overlooked voting laws, permitless carry, and a ban on critical race theory are among the newly passed legislation. Reporters at NPR's Texas Newsroom partner stations break down some of the key items.

Politics

Texas House Passes Controversial Election Bill

Posted on · The bill passed 79-37 on second reading late Thursday night then passed 80-41 on a third reading Friday afternoon. The measure includes bans on 24-hour voting and drive-through voting.

Politics

With Time Running Out, Texas Legislature Still At Impasse On GOP Elections Bill

Posted on · Republicans believe they have already compromised enough on the legislation, while Democrats are distrustful of both the policy driving the bill and their GOP colleagues after seeing how they have managed the process around the proposal so far.

Politics

Texas House Democrats Trying To Block The GOP Voting Bill Are Pinning Their Hopes On Congress. So Far Congress Is Unmoved

Posted on · Over the past few days, the Texas delegation has met with nearly all of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, save for President Joe Biden. But there is not yet clear movement to revive the congressional Democrats’ federal voting legislation.

Houston Matters

How Future Elections Will Be Different In Harris County (Nov. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: How Harris County elections will be different the next time we vote, Rep. Sylvia Garcia answers your questions, and what a Houston teenager learned from running for city council.

Houston Matters

Friday’s Houston Matters: Arkema Case Ends Without A Prosecution, And Gov. Abbott Limits Ballot Drop-Off Locations (Oct. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A judge rules prosecutors failed to prove their case against Arkema and its Crosby plant manager, Gov. Abbott wields his power in the battle over absentee ballots, how a group as diverse as Latinos came to be considered a monolithic voting bloc, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and Houstonians share their mental health stories.