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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

Texas House passes anti-trans sports bill

The Republican-led Texas House voted Wednesday evening to advance House Bill 25, legislation that would ban trans youth from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity. The bill passed 76-54 after several hours of amendments and heated debate on the...

Texas House committee advances anti-trans sports bill

The House Committee on Constitutional Rights & Remedies voted Wednesday evening to advance House Bill 25, legislation that would ban trans youth from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity. If passed, a student’s official birth certificate...

Working Families Party endorses Jessica Cisneros

The left-leaning political organization Working Families Party announced Thursday it would be once again endorsing Jessica Cisneros for Congress. Working Families Party endorsed Cisneros in 2020 when she came within four percentage points of unseating conservative...

Royce Brooks talks Annie’s List and 2022

The Signal recently caught up with Royce Brooks, the executive director of Annie's List, an organization that recruits, trains and helps elect progressive women to office.  Brooks spoke about the 2022 midterms, women in Texas, as well as the ongoing work at...