Written by Vivian Lopez on Oct 13 2021 - 11:40am
Here is a list of resources from Texas organizations that will help you stay involved and informed about redistricting as Texas legislators redraw congressional and state legislative district boundaries. Texas in particular has been found in the past to intentionally discriminate against people of color when it comes to this process.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 14 2022 - 10:25am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune SAN ANTONIO — A new Texas law that keeps local election officials from encouraging voters to request mail-in ballots likely violates the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Feb. 11.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 14 2022 - 12:42pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Hundreds of Texans seeking to vote by mail in the upcoming March primary elections are seeing their applications for ballots rejected by local election offices trying to comply with stricter voting rules enacted by Texas Republicans last year.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 29 2021 - 10:29am
By Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued the landmark Roe v. Wade case in the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion nationally, died Dec. 26, 2021, according to a statement from her family provided to The Texas Tribune by Susan Hays, her friend, mentee and former student.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 8 2021 - 10:31am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Opening a second front in widening legal wars over redistricting, a coalition of mostly Hispanic, Democratic members of the Texas House filed suit in state court Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the new political map for the state House.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 8 2021 - 9:46am
By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune Disabled, elderly and non-English speaking voters risk disenfranchisement under Texas' new voting law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging the legislation known as Senate Bill 1.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 3 2021 - 11:43am
By Patrick Svitek,  Republican John Lujan has won the special election runoff for Texas House District 118, flipping the Democratic-friendly seat in San Antonio. The victory by Lujan gives Republicans an early win in their drive to make new inroads in South Texas after President Joe Biden underperformed there last year.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 29 2021 - 12:35pm
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune A Republican state lawmaker has launched an investigation into Texas school districts over the type of books they have, particularly if they pertain to race or sexuality or "make students feel discomfort."
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 27 2021 - 2:32pm
By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Texas’ transgender student athletes will be restricted from playing on K-12 school sports teams that align with their gender identity under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday.