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What’s the Influence of Texas in Washington?

Posted on · The state of Texas has long had significant influence on national politics. With both Presidents Bush hailing from the Lone Star State, and Sen. Ted Cruz making waves in Washington today, our state is well represented among influential politicians. But that’s just half of the story. Texas businesses and industries also influence the goings-on in […]

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Equal Rights Ordinance, Texas Influence in Washington, and Tintype Photography: Houston Matters for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Posted on · The Houston City Council Wednesday delayed for a week a vote on the proposed Equal Rights Ordinance, while members review various amendments to the proposed measure. If approved, the ordinance would ban discrimination based on sex, race, age, and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents. It would apply to private businesses, […]