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The Republican Party of Texas has a new Harris County leader today. It’s Keith Nielsen, who posted a racist meme on his Facebook page during the protests about the death of Houstonian George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.  Following the outrage over his post, Nielsen said he would not assume the chairmanship....

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Texas Legislature

Arts organizations Anxious for Action on Financial Assistance

As the next Texas legislative session draws closer, arts advocates are keeping a...

Stress, Politics of COVID-19 Evident in Governor’s Latest News Conference

With voice raised, Gov. Greg Abbott strongly defended his refusal to impose another...

Abbott: Budget Shortfall a Challenge, New Local Stay-Home Orders Unenforceable

In his continuing round robin approach to media interviews, Gov. Greg Abbott was...
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Elections

Beto O’Rourke, Texas Democrats Launch Ambitious Black Voter Outreach Effort

The Texas Democratic Party, Beto O’Rourke’s Powered By People, and the Texas Coalition...

Abbott Extends Early Voting for November

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended the early voting period for the Nov....

Sarah Eckhardt wins special election for Texas Senate seat after Rep. Eddie Rodriguez forgoes a runoff

Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will succeed former state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin,...

Campaign Finance

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...

Find Texas Legislators’ and Candidates’ Personal Financial Statements Here

With the 2020 election season in full swing, voters are considering candidates in...

Education

Paxton Creates Confusion, Contradiction on School Reopenings

In an opinion that differs dramatically from what local authorities were previously told...

A&M to Mass-Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Texas A&M University has been picked to lead the mass production of a...

STAAR Testing Passage Waived for Upcoming School Year

The state of Texas has decided to waive passage of the State of...

Healthcare

Telehealth Filling in the Gaps During Pandemic

It’s becoming less of an uncommon scene in the age of a pandemic:...

Postpartum Depression Plan a Good Start, but More Needed

In Texas, one out of seven mothers experiences postpartum depression, and maternal mental...

Texas’ Uninsured Rate Hits New Record During the Pandemic

Already the uninsured capital of the nation, access to health care in Texas...

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Opinions

Opinion: Protecting the Right to Vote More Important Than Ever Before

For the greater part of 2020, the public health emergency brought on by the onset of a novel coronavirus has caused an array of disturbances to civil and economic procedures. Among those...

Opinion: The Data Shows Texas Democrats Could Tally More Wins in November

People have been saying Texas is a swing state for months now, as though they can will it to be. I see polls showing the presidential race is close, but, well, I...

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