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San Antonio Relents, But Chick-fil-A Says No Thank You

There are conflicting media reports about who is responsible or if Chick-fil-A is even still interested, but it appears the city of...

State Board of Education OKs 5 New Charter Schools, Says No to 3

The Texas Board of Education has approved the creation of five new charter schools in Texas but rejected three others. In August,...
Early voting begins

Early Voting Begins in Special SD 30 Election

Monday marks the start of early voting in the special election to choose a new state senator for District 30 in north...
Private developers

State Property Tax Break Nets Developers Millions, but Little Benefit for the Public

A report just released by the University of Texas School of Law finds that a bill approved during the 2015 legislative session...
Housing Prices Rising

Home Prices on the Rise in Texas

Looking to buy a new home? Mortgage interest rates have hit all-time lows during the pandemic’s economic downturn. The same cannot be...
TX AFT launches COVID school case tracker

Texas Teachers Union Launches Its Own COVID-19 Tracking Site

With information still not available from the state, the Texas American Federation of Teachers has taken matters into its own hands and...

DPS Adds Saturday Appointments at Some Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added additional Saturday appointment availability at select driver’s license offices for customers who need to...
Texas nursing homes

Twice Weekly COVID-19 Tests Required in Nursing Homes in 108 Texas Counties

Nursing homes in more than 100 Texas counties are now required to test their staffs twice a week for COVID-19. 
Dems Lose Ballot

Another Court Decides no Need to Expand Voting by Mail During Pandemic

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not unconstitutional for Texas to limit voting by mail to those...
Harris County Voters

Clerk Gets OK to Send Mail Ballot Applications to All Harris County Voters

There is yet another ruling today in the ever-evolving and confusing back-and-forth legal battles over voting by mail. This time, Harris County...

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