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For many families, making plans for Thanksgiving can provide a sense of comfort and relief during a year full of hardship, grief, isolation, and social distancing.  However before you set off for a memorable holiday, here is what you should know about staying safe. Statewide Texas reported 8,554 new cases of...
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Texas Legislature

68 members of the Texas House call for STAAR exams to be canceled this year

A bipartisan group of 68 Texas House representatives signed a letter calling on...

FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, AP report says

The FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton,...

Four Paxton Whistleblowers Sue

Update: In an exclusive interview with KXAN, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said...
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Elections

Texas’ GOP Party Mobilizes to Help Georgia Hold the U.S. Senate

They are calling it the Mighty Texas Strike Force. It’s the Republican Party...

Not Always a Red State: A History of Texas’ Political Transformation

Texas hasn’t always been a bastion of Republican red. At one time not...

More Women Ran for Office in 2020. In Texas, Results Are Mixed.

A record number of Texas women signed up to run for political office...

Campaign Finance

The Battle for the Texas House Hinges on Cold, Hard Cash

Democrat Texas House candidates running in battleground races outdid their Republican opponents in...

Latest Fundraising Reports Show Top Texas Politicos Flush With Cash

They aren’t up for election this year, but that didn’t stop Texas’ three...

Texas House Democrats Launch Red to Blue Campaign

The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee has launched what it is dubbing the...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Dr. Anthony Fauci “Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About”

Despite Texas’ surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday...

Political Fundraising Worrisome During COVID-19

Fundraising is the bread and butter for a political campaign, but how do...

Education

What Are Kids’ Extracurricular Activities Like With COVID-19 Around?

Basketball, band, drama club — what do they look like now? 

Texas Doctors,Teacher Groups Call For Online Learning to Continue

As COVID-19 surges into record territory again in Texas, two of the state’s...

In This San Antonio Classroom, A Teacher Divides Her Time Between “Roomies” And “Zoomies”

“Ms. Boyett! Ms. Boyett!” When the squirming third graders sitting...

Healthcare

Comptroller Skirts Medicaid Expansion as Fix for Texas’ Uninsured Woes

In the latest edition of his Fiscal Notes publication, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar...

Free Flu Vaccines Available for Texas Children, Adults

The state of Texas has secured 2.8 million doses of flu vaccine for...

Texas Schools Tell Teachers With Medical Risks They Must Return To Classrooms During The Pandemic

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Opinions

Opinion: Texas Needs to Access Federal Health Care Funds

The pandemic and resulting economic dislocations are creating significant fiscal challenges for the state and local governments. In particular, the budgetary process in the upcoming legislative session will be daunting.

Opinion: The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher, So Go Vote!

The stakes could hardly be higher as we head into Election Day this Tuesday. Our country is in the midst of multiple overlapping crises — a global pandemic, an economic recession, a...

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