Politics

Texas lawmakers pass controversial new map for the U.S. House of Representatives

Posted on · While Democrats hold firm in their accusations of racial gerrymandering, Republicans passed a map reallocating Texas’ seats in the U.S. House. A court challenge is likely ahead.

Politics

Days after disclosing election ‘audits’ in 4 Texas counties, secretary of state’s office gives some details of their scope

Posted on · The state agency last week announced a “full forensic audit” in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties. But based on details released Tuesday, it appears the scope of the effort may be more limited than what the term may suggest.

Politics

Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee seeks Texas secretary of state documents over proposed election audit

Posted on · The announcement of an audit came just hours after Donald Trump publicly called on Greg Abbott to add it to the latest special legislative session agenda, leading critics to accuse state leaders of playing politics.

Politics

Houston and Austin could gain Texas’ 2 new congressional seats — but what about rural districts?

Posted on · A first draft of the new congressional redistricting maps has been released, showing two new seats in metropolitan areas due to growing populations.

Immigration

Migrants arrested by Texas in border crackdown are being imprisoned for weeks without legal help or formal charges

Posted on · Defense attorneys have started asking courts to set migrants free because local justice systems, overwhelmed by arrests under Gov. Greg Abbott's border security push, are routinely violating state law and constitutional due process rights.