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Empty rows of theater seats, darkened auditoriums, and canceled summer show tickets: these are all tangible reminders for the Texas arts and culture community of the reality of the pandemic’s impact on their livelihoods — and their futures.  As the state continues to navigate what’s next with the economic impacts of the virus, the...

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Texas Legislature

Ken Paxton Criminal Case May be Headed Back to Houston Court

A recent win for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his criminal case...

With Approval Slipping, Abbott Says No to a New Stay-Home Order

In a TV interview Monday evening, Gov. Greg Abbott dismissed growing requests for...

Calls Intensify for Investigation into Fort Hood Murder

U.S. Rep.Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) led the writing of a letter signed by 87...
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Elections

Four More Days to Vote Early in July 14 Primary Runoff Election

After being closed for the Independence Day holiday, early voting locations are open...

Texas GOP Affirms Plans for In-Person State Convention

The Republican Party of Texas will go ahead with an in-person state convention...

Beto O’Rourke Fires Up his Grassroots Efforts in Texas

Although recent polling shows a clearly competitive political season ahead, Beto O’Rourke believes...

Campaign Finance

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...

Speaking statistically, this GOP donor wants to convince you that money buys justice in Texas

Salem Abraham in his office on Dec. 19, 2019. David Bowser for...

Education

TEA Releases Guidelines for 2020-2021 School Year

The Texas Education Agency announced Tuesday its guidelines for students to have a...

Parents Face Hard Decisions About School for Their Kids

Summer is just halfway over, but already parents and teachers are thinking ahead...

Some Texas Schoolchildren Checked Out of Classwork During the Pandemic

More than 11% of Texas students didn’t complete assignments or respond to their...

Healthcare

Federally Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas to Stay Open

The federal government is granting Texas an extension to continue community-based testing at...

National Spotlight on Texas as Base ICU Hospital Bed Capacity Reaches 100% in Places

Texas emerged as a COVID-19 hot spot this week. The state’s daily case...

In the Midst of the Pandemic, Texas Leads Renewed Effort to Kill Obamacare

Backed by the Trump Administration and with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton leading,...

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Opinions

Opinion: TEA Insistence on STAAR Testing During Pandemic is Outrageous

In psychology, there is an important theory called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In a nutshell, Abraham Maslow theorized that people are motivated by five basic categories of needs, beginning with physiological needs...

Opinion: Hey Texas! Wear a Mask!

Due to our COVID-19 crisis, I have been at home a great deal lately, and I have spent hours watching the news and reading various newspapers. I have heard and seen the...

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