Dennis Bonnen denied Michael Quinn Sullivan’s allegations in a voicemail

BY CASSANDRA POLLOCK AND JAY ROOT In the hours after hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan exploded his political bombshell in late July — alleging House Speaker Dennis Bonnen wanted to target some of his own GOP members in 2020 — the lower chamber’s top Republican lawmaker made a series of phone calls to assure his flock that […]

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TCEQ denies waste permit after residents rally against facility

BY CHASE KARACOSTAS Colorado County officials on Wednesday won the latest round of a five-year fight to prevent a waste processing near the Colorado River that they say would contaminate ground and surface water for thousands of rural Texans. During a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality hearing, the state denied a permit request by Altair Disposal […]

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HD-100: Five running for Eric Johnson’s old seat

The passage of the filing deadline on Wednesday, Sept. 4, has locked in the candidates for the multiple statehouse special elections being held this fall.  Voters in State House District 100, which covers a large portion of eastern Dallas, have five Democrats to choose from. Gov. Greg Abbot called the election when former representative Eric […]

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Texas House creates mass violence committee

Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen has formed a House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety. The committee was created in response to the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Midland-Odessa, which left a combined number of 29 people dead and 49 people wounded.  The committee is tasked with studying […]

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