Houston Matters Political Roundup

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Political Roundup: The significance of endorsements in the mayoral race

Posted on · Candidates in the Houston mayoral runoff picked up a slew of endorsements this week. In this week's political roundup, we discuss how much those endorsements mean in a runoff for a municipal election where turnout is already low.

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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.

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Houston Democrats call for accountability amid claims about DPS troopers’ treatment of migrants

Posted on · A whistleblower said DPS troopers had been instructed to deny migrants water and to push migrants back into the Rio Grande. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has denied that such orders have been given.

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