School shooting

‘73 minutes is too long’: Former judge weighs in on probe of police response in Uvalde

Posted on · Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman was on the committee behind a 77-page report released Sunday. The investigation revealed nearly 400 law enforcement officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, but, for many of them it was unclear who was in charge.

Town Square

A closer look at Uvalde school shooting ‘systemic failures’, and what’s being done to help families heal

Posted on · With the recent release of the Texas House committee investigation of the Robb Elementary School shooting and with Uvalde County commissioners' approval of a $5 million contract to assist victims, experts discuss what we can learn in order to protect our kids in the future.

Politics

Texas lawmakers pass controversial new map for the U.S. House of Representatives

Posted on · While Democrats hold firm in their accusations of racial gerrymandering, Republicans passed a map reallocating Texas’ seats in the U.S. House. A court challenge is likely ahead.

Politics

After Voting Bill’s Passage, Texas Democrats Hold Out For Federal Help That May Never Come

Posted on · Texas Democrats made their way to the U.S. Capitol to pressure Congress into voting for federal voting protections. But politics in Washington make that less likely with each passing day.

Politics

Texas House Passes Controversial Election Bill

Posted on · The bill passed 79-37 on second reading late Thursday night then passed 80-41 on a third reading Friday afternoon. The measure includes bans on 24-hour voting and drive-through voting.

Politics

Texas House Solidifies Quorum With Burst Of Returning Democrats But Has Only 2 Weeks Left To Pass Jam-Packed Agenda

Posted on · It’s unclear what the Legislature will be able to accomplish with just two weeks left on the 30-day clock. Key legislative deadlines are coming. Member relationships are frayed. Some Democrats warn the quorum could be broken again.

Politics

In Push For New Texas Voting Restrictions, House Panel Sets Up GOP Faceoff Over Which Chamber’s Legislation Will Advance

Posted on · The House elections committee gutted the Senate’s priority voting bill and replaced it with language from the House’s preferred legislation, signaling a divide over which new restrictions will make it to the governor’s desk.