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A few blocks away from the only Planned Parenthood for hundreds of miles, Samantha Fields walks around the neighborhood on a sunny afternoon. She knocks on the doors of the addresses listed in a packet. There’s no answer at most houses.

Then, someone answered. Fields asks the college-aged man if he had heard about the upcoming May 1 election. He had, but he wasn’t sure if or how he planned to vote on the only measure on the ballot. 

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More than three dozen Texans have been arrested and charged with various crimes in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the U-S Capitol. That’s more than from almost any other state in the country.

Jenna Ryan is perhaps one of the best known Texans to breach the U-S Capitol. The Frisco real estate broker livestreamed herself on Facebook throughout the riot, and the video went viral.

“You woke up the sleeping giant! You’re trying to make us into Venezuela! You know what? We are armed and dangerous!” she said.

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Lubbock is reviewing its city charter, an important document that has not changed much since it was adopted over a century ago. A committee has been tasked with modernizing the charter and making other suggestions. 

 

 

The first chance for citizens to have a say in this process was Tuesday night.

It was a room full of passionate people who were all on the same page, including many East Lubbock residents who said they felt left out of this process so far.

 

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The City of Lubbock’s Charter Review Committee will host the first of at least two public hearings at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Citizens Tower. This is one chance for citizens to have a say in updating the city’s guiding document - which hasn’t seen many changes in the over 100 years since it was adopted.

 

Senior Reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick has followed discussions about charter reform since they started last year. Here’s what you need to know as the process gets going: 

 

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The Austin-based actor Matthew McConaughey is again making headlines for flirting with a run for Texas governor — and this time he says he is serious about the possibility.

Belying the hubbub, though, is something activists have increasingly buzzed about: Little is known about McConaughey's politics, or at least his partisanship.