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The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has been wrestling with the issue of whether to hike rates for about two years. There was another delay on Tuesday.   TWIA’s Actuarial and Underwriting Committee voted 4-3 to delay a recommendation to the full board until the end of November, when it expects to receive additional modeling data...

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Police

TABC Explores Need for More Ethnic Diversity, More Female Officers

With only 16% of its ranks being women, 6.64% being Black and less...
Going out of business

As Texas Relaxes COVID-19 Rules, More Restaurants Face Permanent Closure

Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that he is loosening COVID-19 safety restrictions has received...
Eviction Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Order Clarifies Confusion About CDC Eviction Order

The Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency order clarifying how the Centers...
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Elections

Paxton

Just Like That, Harris County’s Mail Ballot Plan is Halted Again

The Texas Supreme Court has stepped in to stop Harris County from sending...
Early voting begins

Early Voting Begins in Special SD 30 Election

Monday marks the start of early voting in the special election to choose...
Dems Lose Ballot

Another Court Decides no Need to Expand Voting by Mail During Pandemic

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not unconstitutional...

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

Ruben Martinez

Balancing Higher Health Risks and Spotty Internet, Reopening College in The Rio Grande Valley Is a Challenge

Isolated without Wi-Fi in the rural Hidalgo County home he shares with his...
Abbott Standardized Testing

Opinion: Abbott Needs to Lead on Issue of Standardized Tests for Texas Schoolchildren

Ordinarily, when I write a column, I write to what my ego would...
Reports of Covid cases in schools pouring in form teachers

Texas Teachers Reports Hundreds of COVID-19 Safety Violations, File First Grievance

During the two weeks since many Texas school districts resumed in-person instruction, members...

Healthcare

PPE

How Years of Underfunding Public Health Left Texas Ill Prepared For The Pandemic

In the spring, as public health officials were beginning to see the novel...
Uninsurance

New Numbers Show Grim Reality of How Many Texans Lack Health Insurance

Texas is once again at the top of the heap when it comes...
Health Care

State Shelves Budget-Balancing Cuts in Maternal and Child Health Care

Texas Health and Human Services has decided cutting health care services for women...

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Opinions

Abbott Standardized Testing

Opinion: Abbott Needs to Lead on Issue of Standardized Tests for Texas Schoolchildren

Ordinarily, when I write a column, I write to what my ego would hope to be thousands of readers. Today, however, I write to one person who I hope beyond measure will...
Railroad Energy Commission

Climate Change, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Election

If you care about climate change, look down ballot. Keep going after you make your pick for president and the Senate. Down in the statewide races, cloaked by a misleading name, is...

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