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Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday signed an executive order to implement a new cite-and-release program for the Houston Police Department, which would allow people accused of some low-level crimes to get off with a ticket...
The deadline to register to vote in Texas in the presidential election is Oct. 5 — next Monday.
At a campaign event in Dallas on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a string of new legislative proposals to raise penalties and create new crimes for offenses committed at protests.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chairman Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid...
The report in the Houston Chronicle of September 4, 2020 is inaccurate based on the oversight team (that taxpayers are paying for) who have ignored the problems. The monitors have ignored information provided by...
The 132-acre garden opens today amid a growing movement to create more green spaces for entertainment, conservation, and storm water management throughout Houston.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a three-term Republican incumbent, and Democratic challenger MJ Hegar, answered the same set of questions for our "Split Decision" virtual debate series.
Chip Roy
In case you haven’t heard, Congressman (CD21) Chip Roy is being challenged by Wendy Davis, one of the most hard core progressives you can imagine.  Davis is the complete reverse of the principles that Roy epitomizes.  The...
The Blackwell School was the only educational institution in Marfa, Texas serving the Latino community for more than fifty years, and is a reminder of de facto segregation throughout the mid-twentieth century. We have a...
Back the Blue Pledge
In August, Austin City Council voted to defund their police department by $21 million and “shift” $129 million in police spending to other city departments.
In the midst of hurricane season and with Hurricane Laura still fresh on Texans’ minds, the time is right to move forward with this project. 
Essential workers – including those with disabilities – have put their communities before themselves during this pandemic, and I applaud all who have helped Americans continue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our greatest drivers of change weren’t, and aren’t, government regulations. We don’t need top-down mandates to reduce emissions – we need bottom-up solutions.
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he tentatively approved a deal between the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and Oracle and Walmart that could bring the new joint venture’s headquarters to Texas. The deal,...
The railroad plans to connect Texas' two biggest cities within 90 minutes. Construction could begin in the first half of next year.
Yesterday I announced the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive more than $3.2 million in research grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
As a school year unlike any other begins, I authored the following op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman about my bill to increase access to broadband so all Texas students have access to a safe and quality...
A state district judge on Friday ruled that Harris County can move forward with its plan to send every registered voter an application to request a mail-in ballot for the November general election.
Following Hurricane Laura last month, I authored the following op-ed in the Beaumont Enterprise on my successful efforts to secure federal funding for coastal protection projects along Texas’ Gulf Coast. 
As our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest, we still have a broader global threat to be concerned about: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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