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 Aug 30 2022 - 10:57am
By Jesus Vidales, The Texas Tribune Aug. 8, 2022 Inside the Interim with Rio Grande Valley Lawmakers
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 2 2022 - 11:38am
By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat who represents Uvalde, said his exclusion from a special legislative committee designed to make legislative recommendations in response to the Uvalde shooting was a “slap in the face” to the people of that community.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 30 2022 - 1:34pm
By James Barragán and Zach Despart, The Texas Tribune After the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead, Texas Democrats are once again urging state leaders to enact gun control measures to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 26 2022 - 1:20pm
By Jolie McCullough and Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune Four years after an armed 17-year-old opened fire inside a Texas high school, killing 10, Gov. Greg Abbott tried to tell another shell-shocked community that lost 19 children and two teachers to a teen gunman about his wins in what is now an ongoing effort against mass shootings.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 25 2022 - 12:00pm
By Kate McGee and Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune In the past few years, Texas Republicans have been quick to consider a crackdown on gun violence after a mass shooting. They did so in 2018 after a 17-year-old entered Santa Fe High School and killed 10 people. Then again in 2019, when two mass shootings weeks apart occurred in El Paso at a Walmart and then in Midland and Odessa after a dismissed worker opened fire.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 25 2022 - 11:36am
By Abby Livingston and Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune LAREDO —U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, the last anti-abortion Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, boldly declared victory just before midnight in his nail-biter primary runoff race. But his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, refused to concede, as the race was separated by less than 200 votes with all counties reporting their votes.
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.