By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune A Texas House committee voted out a revised draft to redraw the lower chamber’s districts, which will give Republicans stronger positioning in the House of the Legislature for the next decade. The Oct. 5 committee vote puts the proposal on track to hit the House floor for debate in the coming days.
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By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune Resistance is growing to Gov. Greg Abbott's May executive order that Texas schools can't require masks, with an advocacy group suing to block the order and two of the state's biggest districts indicating that they want to mandate masks anyway.
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By Abby Livingston and Isabella Zou, The Texas Tribune A promotional event for a book examining the role slavery played leading up to the Battle of the Alamo that was scheduled at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on July 1 was abruptly canceled three and a half hours before it was scheduled to begin.
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By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune It took Nancy Crowther three hours, four public bus rides and an impressive amount of gumption to make sure her vote counted in the 2020 election. She’s hoping Texas lawmakers don’t make it even harder the next time.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 30 2021 - 3:59pm
This story was first written by James Barragán and Cassandra Pollock and published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 21 2021 - 1:08pm
"Texas “critical race theory” bill limiting teaching of current events signed into law" was first published by Kate McGee of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Written by San Antonio Current on Jun 14 2021 - 5:24pm
The failure of Texas’ electrical grid during February's winter storm likely killed hundreds more people than the state officials have so far acknowledged, according to a new data analysis by BuzzFeed News. Reviewing federal mortality data, the news site estimated that 702 people died during the week of the storm, which cut off power to millions of Texans during freezing weather. That toll is multiple times higher than the official count of 151 shared by state health officials.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 26 2021 - 4:10pm
If approved by voters, Proposition B would repeal local authority for collective bargaining with the San Antonio Police Officers Association. Read Voters Guides, news articles and see who is supporting the measure and who opposes it.
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By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Jan. 15, 2020 A federal judge temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy that would have allowed governors, like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and other local leaders to prevent refugees from resettling in those areas.
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By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Texas’ Catholic bishops issued a sharp rebuke of Gov. Greg Abbott, a fellow Catholic, following his decision Friday to ban refugees from initially settling in Texas. In a joint statement by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, which includes leaders from Texas’ 15 dioceses, the group called the decision “discouraging and disheartening.”