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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 2022 filing deadline arrives

Monday was the last day for Texas candidates to file to run for office in the 2022 elections.  The top of the ticket is set with former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke against Gov. Greg Abbott, who is also facing a primary by multiple Republicans...

Abbott lags far behind everyone on marijuana policy

After six years on the job, Gov. Greg Abbott has little to show for when it comes to marijuana policy. Unsurprisingly, the incumbent governor is oceans apart on the issue compared to his Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke, who authored a book about legalizing weed back...