Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls For New Crimes, Mandatory Jail Time For Certain Offenses Related To Protests

Posted on · Abbott's campaign event came after a majority of likely Texas voters in a recent poll said that law and order is a bigger issue than the pandemic. Yet, they were also more likely to say that racism in the criminal justice system is a larger problem than riots in American cities.

Houston Matters

Friday’s Houston Matters: Gov. Abbott Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions, And Honoring Houston’s Latino Icons (Sept. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Gov. Greg Abbott loosens some COVID-19 restrictions, high school students work to diversify school curriculum, profiles of iconic Houston Latinos, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

Election 2020

Texas Sues Harris County To Stop It From Sending All Voters Applications For Mail-In Ballots

Posted on · The Texas secretary of state had threatened the legal action last week, but Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins indicated he would not drop his effort to send out absentee ballot applications to more than 2 million registered voters.

Texas

In Texas, USPS Woes And State Deadlines Could Leave Voters Without Enough Time To Return Mail-In Ballots

Posted on · In Texas' major counties, almost 99% of mail-in ballots were counted during the July primary runoff election, a Tribune analysis shows. But election officials say postal service disarray and a record number of requests mean people should ask for their absentee ballots well before November's Election Day.

Texas

Texas To Allow Limited Visitation In Nursing Homes With No Active Coronavirus Cases

Posted on · Nursing homes remain hot spots for the virus, with 57% still reporting active cases. Limited visits will be allowed both indoors and outdoors at facilities where there are no cases among residents or staff.