Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 15, 2022
By Lexi Churchill, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica In the past week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined the growing list of state and local officials fighting the release of records that could help bring clarity to how the emergency response unfolded during last month’s deadly shooting in Uvalde.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 14, 2022
By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Republican Mayra Flores prevailed Tuesday in a special election for an open congressional seat in South Texas, marking a major breakthrough for Republicans eager to blaze new inroads in the historically blue region.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 12, 2022
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Texan John Cornyn, announced the framework for a legislative deal to address gun violence in the aftermath of the May 24 mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead at a Uvalde…
Written by Sofia Briones on Jun 10, 2022
On June 4 2022, the #StandWithUvalde event at Travis Park hosted by Voto Latino gathered San Antonio leaders, community members, and speakers in a peaceful demonstration to “turn anger into advocacy”.  Speakers included U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), former San Antonio Mayor…
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 06, 2022
By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Progressive candidate Jessica Cisneros announced Monday she will request a recount in the hard-fought Democratic primary runoff against U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, after she finished 281 votes behind him.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 31, 2022
Texas Monthly explains why Border Patrol was at the scene of the Uvalde school massacre: "When Border Patrol radios crackled with a request for aid from local Uvalde police on Tuesday, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Agents often act as first responders to emergencies in their communities.…
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 31, 2022
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Poem: Schools scared to death. The truth is, one education under desks, Stooped low from bullets; That plunge when we ask Where our children Shall live & how & if To read more of her poem, click here
Written by Texas Tribune on May 30, 2022
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 29, 2022
By Sneha Dey, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice will review the law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde school massacre as local police face intense scrutiny for not acting quickly enough to confront the shooter.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 29, 2022
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune Only 12 days after visiting a community center in Buffalo, N.Y., following a mass shooting that claimed 10 lives at a supermarket, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived in Texas on Sunday morning to console victims of the deadliest school…