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As One of Few U.S. Airports to Receive Flights from Europe, DFW Gets Crowded

This weekend, major airports across the state and country began to close their gates to travelers flying home from Europe, forcing people...

Recent Texas Election Shows That Every Vote Does Count

Elections are fragile. However, despite their fragility, the individual vote remains powerful. In Travis County, Justin Berry, a Republican...

Does Texas Need Daylight Saving Time?

Last Sunday, clocks “sprung forward” an hour to accommodate the beginning of daylight saving time. The semiannual tradition of...

Will Cite and Release Become the New Normal for Low-Level Marijuana Cases in Texas?

It has been over 10 months since the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott signed the federal farm bill into Texas law,...

Coronavirus Will Not Affect the Census Count, Advocates Say

With Texas households starting to receive invitations by mail this week to complete the 2020 Census, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019,...

Gov. Abbott Declared a State Disaster for All Texas Counties

Today, Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state disaster for all counties in the state of Texas in response to the coronavirus. Texas...

Democrats Take Legal Action Over Elimination of Straight-Ticket Voting in Texas

Straight-ticket party-line voting almost certainly enabled Democrats’ 12-House seat victory in Texas in the 2018 midterm election. Overwhelming Democratic...

BREAKING NEWS: Houston Rodeo Canceled

Updated 12:45pm: with comments from Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo from the COVID19 Press Conference at City Hall.

Why Some Texans Had to Wait Hours to Vote and What We Can Do...

By noon on election day, voters at Texas Southern University’s polling location were already seeing wait times over an hour long, thanks...

Outgoing Texas House Speaker Bonnen Breaks Silence, Denies Targeting Fellow Republicans

Today, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, who prior to his scandal had been one of the most influential persons in the Texas House, has...

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