Politics

With Time Running Out, Texas Legislature Still At Impasse On GOP Elections Bill

Posted on · Republicans believe they have already compromised enough on the legislation, while Democrats are distrustful of both the policy driving the bill and their GOP colleagues after seeing how they have managed the process around the proposal so far.

Immigration

Afghan Interpreters In Houston Fear For Friends, Family And Colleagues Back Home

Posted on · As the U.S. military completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan, many interpreters and others who worked alongside allied forces are left behind despite them and their families being eligible for special visas. Houston has resettled some 1,700 of these Afghan visa holders. Some sat down with Houston Public Media to talk about the danger their former colleagues face back home.

Immigration

‘Unconstitutional And Fascist’ — Advocates Respond To Gov. Abbott’s Order Restricting Migrant Transport

Posted on · The order allows law enforcement to stop, reroute, or impound any vehicle that they reasonably suspect may be violating the order. The governor’s order did not detail what constitutes reasonable suspicion.

Houston

Appellate Court Reverses Prop B Ruling That Blocked Pay Parity For Houston Firefighters

Posted on · The decision comes as the fire union fights to have signatures verified in time for a crucial August deadline to have a new charter amendment placed on the November ballot — a process Mayor Sylvester Turner said this week could instead take months.

Town Square

Republican Senator Paul Bettencourt Discusses Texas Voting Bill And The State Of Politics

Posted on · The director for the non-partisan Texas Politics Project also examines the nuances of the voting bills' potential to help or hurt registered voters at the polls.