In Unusual Closed-Door Election, 150 Texas GOP Officials Will Choose Likely Member of Congress
State News
In Unusual Closed-Door Election, 150 Texas GOP Officials Will Choose Likely Member of Congress

WASHINGTON — About 150 local Republican officials in Northeast Texas will gather Saturday to select the likely replacement in Congress for Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe in an election closed to the public. The voters, made up of GOP... Read More

Texas AG Issues Guidance to Officials Who Sought to Push Local Election to 2021
Local Elections
Texas AG Issues Guidance to Officials Who Sought to Push Local Election to 2021
2020-08-03 21:12:20
by Sara Wilkerson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has warned officials who already postponed a local election once due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, they would be violating the law if they attempted to move the election again, this time to next year.... Read More

Hurricane Hanna Clean-Up Going Smoothly Despite the Challenges of COVID-19
Emergency Management
Hurricane Hanna Clean-Up Going Smoothly Despite the Challenges of COVID-19
2020-07-31 13:10:21
by Jacob Pederson

Disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Hanna’s arrival on the coast of Texas last week are going well despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, according to the Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Administration.  Hurricane Hanna hit Texas with winds... Read More

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Reportedly Tests Positive for Coronavirus
In The News
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Reportedly Tests Positive for Coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday morning at the White House, according to multiple news reports. Gohmert, who was scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday morning with President Donald Trump, tested... Read More

Ahead of Trump’s 16th Visit to Texas, Yet Another Poll Shows he Trails Biden
Opinion Polls
Ahead of Trump’s 16th Visit to Texas, Yet Another Poll Shows he Trails Biden

WASHINGTON — Another day, another poll showing that Texas is up for grabs despite President Donald Trump’s bluster. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads 47% to 45%, with only one in 20 voters still undecided, in a Morning Consult poll... Read More

Texas Governor Extends Early Voting Period for November Election
2020 Elections
Texas Governor Extends Early Voting Period for November Election

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election by nearly a week in an effort to spread out voting at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic. Early voting for... Read More

Glitches, Turmoil Dog Texas GOP’s Virtual Convention
2020 Elections
Glitches, Turmoil Dog Texas GOP’s Virtual Convention

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Republican Party’s virtual state convention stumbled its way toward a messy conclusion Sunday that could leave its legitimacy in doubt. “This convention will be challenged in court and should be challenged in court,” Amy Hedtke,... Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
Political News
Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
2020-06-26 22:07:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday evening decline to force Texas officials to offer mail-in ballots to all voters in the state because of the threat posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The court's order is the latest development... Read More

Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
State News
Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
2020-06-18 13:46:30
by Reece Nations

As nationwide coronavirus deaths continue to trend downward, a surge of new cases across a multitude of states is complicating plans to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen economies.  Updated data from the Johns Hopkins University tracker indicates 10 states are... Read More

Texas Democrats Ask US Supreme Court to Expand Mail Voting
2020 Elections
Texas Democrats Ask US Supreme Court to Expand Mail Voting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Democratic Party on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to expand mail voting to all voters in the state. The party, which has fought to expand mail voting during the COVID-19 global pandemic since April,... Read More

Appeals Court Rules COVID-19 Fears Not Valid Reason for Voting by Mail in Texas
2020 Elections
Appeals Court Rules COVID-19 Fears Not Valid Reason for Voting by Mail in Texas
2020-06-05 14:48:59
by Dan McCue

A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled Thursday that Texans cannot request mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2020 elections out of fear that they might contract the coronavirus if they vote in person. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Longtime Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, POW in Vietnam, Dies at Age 89
Congress
Longtime Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, POW in Vietnam, Dies at Age 89

Retired Texas congressman Sam Johnson, a conservative stalwart whose service to country spanned seven years as a prisoner of war and a long stint in the U.S. House, died Wednesday in Plano of natural causes. He was 89. The Plano... Read More

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