O’Rourke’s decision to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott ends months of speculation and gives Democrats a formidable campaigner at the top of the ticket — someone who transformed Texas politics with his blockbuster campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.
Many fans thought because the Yellowstone prequel 1883 is being filmed in parts of Texas, including Fort Worth, the actors and film crew might be in town but it turns out it’s not Kevin Costner or Rip cruising the streets but instead a superfan in Belton by the name of Jeremy Hayhurst.
The department says it’s looking into whether the Texas Juvenile Justice Department provides “reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents, excessive use of chemical restraints and excessive use of isolation.”
The Texas Legislature is in the midst of its third special session, which is dedicated to redrawing political maps based on the latest census data, which showed people of color fueled 95% of Texas’ population growth over the past decade.
It’s unclear what the Legislature will be able to accomplish with just two weeks left on the 30-day clock. Key legislative deadlines are coming. Member relationships are frayed. Some Democrats warn the quorum could be broken again.
Authorities Tuesday found a Cadillac sedan linked to the shooting of a Texas sheriff’s deputy, but the gunman remains on the run and a statewide Blue Alert issued after the deputy was shot has been canceled.
A state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking the arrest of House Democrats who have broken quorum, paving the way for those who remain outside the state to return home without threat of arrest.
After Democrats absconded to Washington D.C., GOP leaders threatened to have them arrested on civil warrants and brought back to the Capitol. Twenty-two Democrats are suing state officials, but their suit does not provide specific details about several allegations.