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

Unhappy Holidays: Texas Endures Another COVID Christmas

Brandy Thompson’s tradition of spending Christmas with family has fallen apart this year. Over the past several days, three...

Longtime Houston Democrat Garnet Coleman to retire from Texas Legislature

State Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Houston Democrat who has served 30 years in the Texas House, said Thursday he will not seek...

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Availability of “Pornographic Books” In Public...

Gov. Greg Abbott told the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday to investigate criminal activity related to "the availability of pornography" in public...

Gov. Greg Abbott Chastises School Board Group With Vague Accusation Of “Pornographic Images” In...

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday asked the Texas Association of School Boards to determine the extent to which “pornography or other inappropriate...

Appeals Court Allows Whistleblower Lawsuit From Former Employees Who Accused Ken Paxton of Bribery...

A state appeals court found Thursday that former deputies of Attorney General Ken Paxton who were fired after accusing Paxton of abusing...

Texas Legislators Pass Most — but Not All — of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Priority...

The Texas Legislature adjourned from its third special session of the year early Tuesday morning after a final flurry of activity that...
Todd Hunter Texas House Redistricting Chair

Texas House committee advances proposed map for lower chamber

A Texas House committee on Tuesday voted out a revised draft to redraw the lower chamber’s districts, which will give Republicans stronger...

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan Signs 52 Arrest Warrants for Absent Democrats in Bid...

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan on Tuesday evening signed civil arrest warrants for 52 House Democrats still missing from the state Capitol...

First Special Legislative Session Ends Without Any Bills Passed and Democrats Still in D.C.

A special session at the Texas Legislature ended Friday without any legislation making it to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for a signature,...

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...

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