Federal appeals court blocks new Galveston County political map, while plaintiffs seek Supreme Court intervention

Posted on · The U.S. 5th Circuit has stayed a district court’s order that the county adopt a new redistricting plan to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which bans racial gerrymandering.

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Sylvester Turner’s plan to amend Houston’s airport concessions contracts criticized by Pappas Restaurants, mayoral hopeful John Whitmire

Posted on · A proposed ordinance by Houston's outgoing mayor would require city council approval to terminate the existing concessions agreements at Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airport as the city faces an ongoing lawsuit filed by a Pappas-led group, which was a longtime Hobby concessionaire that lost a competitive bid earlier this year.


More sexual harassment charges against Pervez Agwan’s congressional campaign are likely, attorney for accuser says

Posted on · Melissa Moore, attorney for former Agwan staffer Maha Chishtey, said her firm is representing other former Agwan campaign employees who will be filing charges related to alleged sexual harassment by former senior staffers.

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Harris County

Former Lina Hidalgo staffer under indictment in Harris County seeks to void new search warrants

Posted on · Attorneys for Alex Triantaphyllis, one of three former Hidalgo staffers who have been accused of steering a lucrative government contract to a preferred vendor, claim in a motion filed Monday that new search warrants obtained in the case are overly broad and based on falsified information.


U.S. 5th Circuit sets Galveston County redistricting case appeal for May 2024

Posted on · Plaintiffs in the case are seeking rapid intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to force the county to redraw its political map in line with the Voting Rights Act. Stephen Holmes, the county commissioner at the center of the case, is up for reelection next year.

Health & Science

Texas abortion case goes before state’s highest court, as more women join lawsuit

Posted on · On Tuesday, lawyers for the state of Texas and for the Center for Reproductive Rights are both expected to argue before all nine justices of the Texas Supreme Court. No decision is expected Tuesday, but there are a few possible outcomes, court watchers say.