Politics

Texas agencies’ plan to monitor Harris County elections raises concerns among observers

Posted on · In a letter sent Tuesday to Harris County's elections administrator, the Texas Secretary of State's Office said it and the Texas Attorney General's Office will dispatch inspectors, security trainers and legal advisors to the county during the upcoming midterm election.

Immigration

The U.S. Supreme Court rules Biden administration can end ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

Posted on · The decision is a setback for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who filed suit against the Biden administration when the White House tried to rescind the policy.

Criminal Justice

Crystal Mason’s contentious illegal voting conviction must be reconsidered, criminal appeals court says

Posted on · Mason said she didn’t know she was ineligible to vote when she cast a provisional ballot in 2016, but she was sentenced to five years. Now, the Court of Criminal Appeals says an appellate court that affirmed her conviction must look again at the evidence of Mason’s intent.

Health

Trans kids and their families are leaving Texas amid state efforts to charge parents with child abuse

Posted on · Some families no longer see a future for their transgender kids in Texas. They’re moving to states with strong civil rights protections for trans people.