New Laws In Texas

More Than 650 Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1. Here Are 13 You Should Know

Posted on · Some overlooked voting laws, permitless carry, and a ban on critical race theory are among the newly passed legislation. Reporters at NPR's Texas Newsroom partner stations break down some of the key items.

Texas

Update: Phelan Sworn In As Texas House Speaker On Opening Day Of 2021 Texas Legislative Session

Posted on · Lawmakers will convene at noon in the State Capitol, where new senators and representatives will be sworn in. Between the coronavirus pandemic and last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, many have concerns about safety today.

Town Square

The Year in Politics

Posted on · This week Town Square reflects on the events that defined 2020 in a three-part special series. These memorable roundtable discussions feature some of our favorite guests in the past year to discuss the leading events that have shaped our lives.

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls For New Crimes, Mandatory Jail Time For Certain Offenses Related To Protests

Posted on · Abbott's campaign event came after a majority of likely Texas voters in a recent poll said that law and order is a bigger issue than the pandemic. Yet, they were also more likely to say that racism in the criminal justice system is a larger problem than riots in American cities.

Houston Matters

Monday’s Houston Matters: The Role Of Violence In Political Change (June 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Examining the role violence and riots have played in political change throughout history, an uptick in COVID-19 cases at some area hospitals, and the NBA's plan to return to action.