Rio Grande Buoy Barrier

Border

Dead body found stuck to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border buoys in Rio Grande

Posted on · The body was discovered by Mexican government officials, who have condemned Abbott's placement of the buoys as a "violation of our sovereignty." The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Texas over the buoys.

Houston Matters

Standoff at the border (July 25, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Gov. Abbott is refusing to remove buoys from the Rio Grande that the Justice Department says are illegal. Abbott says Texas has the right to defend its borders from “invasion.” We discuss this recent border standoff.

Politics

Abbott backs Phelan’s property tax cut plan, spurring ire from Patrick

Posted on · The House passed a bill without Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s preferred increase to homestead exemptions — then abruptly adjourned for the special session. That basically tells the Senate to take the House bill Gov. Greg Abbott backs or leave it.