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State wants to exclude those with criminal histories

Proposal to Bar Ex-criminals from Affordable Housing in Texas Called Unfair

Under draft rules being considered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, anyone on the sex offender registry or those...
Texas hits voter registration

Record Number of Texas Voters Registered for November

Texas has added more than 1.5 million new voters to the rolls since the last presidential election. More than 800,000 of those...
TRA submits TPIAs to find out if they are responsible for COVID cases

Texas Restaurants Ask for Proof They are Responsible for COVID-19 Spread

The Texas Restaurant Association is requesting proof that Texas bars and restaurants are responsible for spreading COVID-19. The organization announced Friday it...
Lab Texas Used for COVID tests

COVID-19 Testing Firm Used by Texas Under Federal Scrutiny

A testing firm used by the state of Texas is under federal scrutiny for problems that call into question the accuracy of...
Cruz Cornyn support doing supreme court justice

Cruz, Cornyn Hypocrites for Backing Ginsburg Replacement Before Year Ends

In a huge reversal of their 2016 positions, Texas Senators Ted Cruz (R-Houston) and John Cornyn (R-Houston) say they support moving forward...
TWIA meets tomorrow

Independent Analysis Recommends Windstorm Insurance Rate Hikes of 44%

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Actuarial and Underwriting Committee meets Tuesday to consider an independent review of rates and make a recommendation...
People are avoiding ERs

Don’t Avoid the ER for Heart Attacks, Strokes During the Pandemic

Pandemic or no pandemic, the hospital emergency room, not an urgent care facility or doctor’s office, is where you need to be...

TABC Explores Need for More Ethnic Diversity, More Female Officers

With only 16% of its ranks being women, 6.64% being Black and less than 1% Asian American, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission...
Going out of business

As Texas Relaxes COVID-19 Rules, More Restaurants Face Permanent Closure

Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that he is loosening COVID-19 safety restrictions has received mixed reactions.  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner...
Eviction Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Order Clarifies Confusion About CDC Eviction Order

The Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency order clarifying how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction declaration will be...

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