Posted on · State Senator John Whitmire wants to bring 200 DPS troopers to Houston to aid local police if he’s elected mayor. Local officials in Austin and Dallas say DPS deployments in those cities led to racially targeted traffic stops and arrests.
Posted on · The campaigns for U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Lee Kaplan released ads last week that were critical of some of their opponents, namely state Sen. John Whitmire, whose campaign says he is keeping his messaging about himself.
Posted on · Senate leaders of both parties urged Speaker Dade Phelan to call the House back to Austin in time to get the package before voters this November.
Posted on · The former Houston city council member endorsed Jackson Lee for mayor at a Monday morning event.
Posted on · Hollins indicated his support for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, but he stopped short of endorsing her for mayor
Posted on · Senate Bill 2 would make illegal voting a felony again. Other Republican-authored bills, filed in response to the 2022 Harris County general election, could cost Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum his job.
Posted on · Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Bryan Hughes, would also change the requirement that a person know he or she was voting illegally in order to be charged and convicted.
Posted on · Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee toured the areas affected by flooding near Greens Bayou on Monday afternoon. She was accompanied by state legislators and representatives from Senators Cornyn and Cruz, as well as news media. The groups surveyed apartments damaged by last week's floods.
Posted on · No one was injured in the attack, which took place just after midnight.
Posted on · That's despite efforts to quickly move him to a state psychiatric facility.