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Cassandra Pollock is The Texas Tribune’s state politics reporter.

Speaker Dade Phelan Signs Civil Arrest Warrant for Texas House Democrat Who Returned to...

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, signed a civil warrant for the arrest of state Rep. Philip Cortez, a San Antonio Democrat...

State Rep. John Turner Says He Won’t Seek Reelection to Texas House

State Rep. John Turner, D-Dallas, said Monday he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2022. Turner...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman Resigns

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman is resigning from her post effective Friday. She informed Gov. Greg Abbott of...

Texas House Rallies Behind Speaker Dade Phelan, Even As Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Blames...

The unity and levity in the Texas House on the last day of the regular session directed toward Speaker Dade Phelan belied...
State Rep. John Raney

State Rep. John Raney Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Being Inside Capitol This Week

State Rep. John Raney, R-College Station, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office confirmed Thursday night. The lawmaker...

Authorities say they won’t seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a...

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Travis County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday “that there is not enough evidence to support”...

Texas Judge Rules Federal Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional. Lawyers and Advocates Disagree on What That...

The federal moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday, siding with property owners in the state who...

Texas Officials Block Electricity Providers From Sending Bills, Disconnecting Utilities for Nonpayment

Gov. Greg Abbott said he and other state leaders are working fast to find solutions for homeowners and renters facing steep electricity...

Three indicted in Harris County on allegations of trying to illegally influence state House...

A Harris County grand jury has indicted three people who tried to illegally influence races in two Houston-area state House districts during...

Key Texas House leader says Capitol occupancy may be limited in upcoming legislative session

In the most detailed public glimpse yet at how the 2021 legislative session might play out during a pandemic, the chair of...

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