Texas Legislature


From KERA:

After Texas was rocked by back-to-back mass shootings, some of the state’s top Republican leaders promised change. Gun safety advocates and Democratic lawmakers hoped gun violence prevention might become a priority. Yet the legislative session that just wrapped moved in the opposite direction.


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From Houston Public Media: 

A contentious day at the Texas House of Representatives wrapped up just after 3 a.m. Friday with an omnibus elections bill set to pass, while Democrats repeatedly lashed out at the bill's author for pushing through legislation they say is meant to suppress votes instead of uphold election integrity.


From KERA:

Thomas Harris was on his way to work one morning, before the sun rose, when he got into an automobile accident.

Other cars had slowed to a stop behind him on State Highway 183 in Fort Worth. An 18-wheeler hit them, creating a five-vehicle wreck. The driver of the 18-wheeler didn’t have his high beams on, and didn’t see the cars soon enough to stop.

Austin Price/The Texas Tribune

From The Texas Tribune:

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