Houston Matters

Texas Sues More School Districts Over Their Mask Policies (Sept. 16, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest volley in the ongoing battle between state and local officials over mask mandates, how Houston shaped the legacy of Muhammad Ali, and a bird expert answers your questions.

Education News

Texas Sues 6 School Districts That Issued Mask Mandates In Defiance Of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Order

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have long threatened to sue school districts that defy Abbott’s ban on local mask mandates. On Friday, Paxton made good on that threat.

Politics

Gov. Abbott Dealt A Pair Of Legal Blows As He Fights Mask, Vaccine Mandates On Multiple Fronts

Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday evening denied Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to stay temporary restraining orders blocking the governor's directive. At around the same time, the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against Abbott on behalf of San Antonio and Bexar County over their mask mandate in schools.

Politics

Texas Supreme Court Sides With Gov. Abbott In Mask Mandate Battle

Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday struck down temporary restraining orders that empowered Bexar and Dallas counties to institute mask mandates. The elected Republican body offered Gov. Greg Abbott his first court victory in the fight over local emergency power.

Politics

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Run For Attorney General Against Ken Paxton

Posted on · Bush made his challenge official Wednesday evening during an event at a downtown Austin bar. Former President Donald Trump said last week that he would issue an endorsement in the race "in the not-so-distant future."

Immigration

Texas Sues Biden Administration In Effort To Reinstate Trump-Era ‘Remain In Mexico’ Immigration Policy

Posted on · The policy required asylum seekers who passed through Mexico on their way to the U.S. to stay in Mexico while their claims were processed. Many were forced to live in sometimes dangerous and unsanitary migrant camps.