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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at fernando@texassignal.com

Dan Crenshaw snaps at kid who asks him about Jesus quote

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Houston-area congressman best known for receiving an apology on SNL, was recently called a moron by a room full of conservatives after snapping at a 10-year-old girl who asked him to clarify something he said about Jesus.  Speaking at what...

Two major Texas companies continue to back Jan. 6 Republicans

A new report by watchdog group Accountable.US finds two Texas oil companies have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election results. The two companies, Irving-based ExxonMobil and San Antonio-based...

A by the numbers look at voter suppression in 2021

Voting rights experts at the nonprofit The Brennan Center for Justice recently released their roundup of restrictive voting laws passed in 2021. At least 19 states passed 34 bills into law restricting voting access, including Texas’ Senate Bill 1, which banned...