Hours after the Texas Legislature released the first draft of the redistricting map, Fair Maps Texas held a press conference featuring a diverse group of Texans who criticized gerrymandering and called for a fair redistricting process. The Texans demanded better representation as they spoke out on the impact that the current districting map has imposed on them and urged U.S Congress to pass the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Watch the full news conference here:
Written by Vivian Lopez on Sep 22 2021 - 4:54pm
Written by Texas Tribune on Sep 20 2021 - 11:46am
In theory, the 2021 cycle of redistricting is about revising district boundaries to evenly distribute Texas’ fast-growing population and ensure voters have fair representation. But with the mapmaking in the hands of politicians, and their individual electoral survival at stake, redistricting has also become an exercise in political rigging. The state Senate released its first proposed map on Saturday and the special legislative session in which redistricting will be featured formally begins Monday.
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 9 2021 - 1:34pm
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.
Written by Mckenzie Hervey on Aug 6 2021 - 2:11pm
Texas Republicans proposed a bill during the first 2021 Legislative Special Session that would eliminate important aspects of history from being taught in public schools. Under Senate Bill 3, issues involving women and people of color would be excluded from history lessons. The bill shocked and dismayed Democrats by removing a requirement to teach that white supremacy, such as the Ku Klux Klan, is morally wrong. Below is a list of links of the historical events that would be excluded under the bill:
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 21 2021 - 5:19pm
Attention District 5 residents! This will be the second District 5 town hall meeting. This time it will be at Las Palmas Library. It will be a two hour discussion focusing on District 5 priorities. Residents will also have a chance to have a Q&A session with Councilwoman Teri Castillo.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 21 2021 - 4:44pm
Attention District 3 residents! Join in on the first official town hall meeting with Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran on July 31, 2021 at Hangar 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The topic of the meeting will be on infrastructure. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 12 2021 - 12:07pm
By Alexa Ura and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune July 10, 2021
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jul 6 2021 - 4:05pm
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 6 2021 - 12:28pm
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.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 6 2021 - 12:23pm
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.