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Kennedy is a recent graduate of the University of St.Thomas in Houston where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Celt Independent. Kennedy brings her experience of writing about social justice issues to the Texas Signal where she serves as our Political Reporter. She does everything from covering crime beats, Texas politics, and community activism. Kennedy is a passionate reporter, avid reader, coffee enthusiast, and loves to travel.

Texas House bail bond bill targets charitable organizations

On Monday, the Texas House of Representatives Constitutional Rights and Remedies committee voted to pass SB 6, a bail reform bill, that would change the bail bond system after someone is arrested.  SB 6 states that non-profit organizations would not be able to...

Paris ISD Changes District policy for mask wearing

On Tuesday, Paris Independent School District in Paris, Texas changed their district’s policy to implement mask wearing in their dress code for all faculty and students. Paris is a rural town about 100 miles from Dallas with 25,000 residents. Lamar County, where Paris...

House set to vote on John Lewis Voting Rights Act next week

On Monday, the House Judiciary subcommittee held the last hearing on the Voting Rights Act and potential legislative reforms to the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced over the weekend that the House will vote on the Voting Rights...

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots maybe available soon

This week, Texas reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases with children and unvaccinated adults being the two groups hit hardest in the fight against the delta variant.  Right now, with only 44 percent of Texans fully vaccinated and the variant surging across the...

Texas Republicans say the quiet part out loud

Over the weekend, a video that went viral on Twitter showed Texas Republicans admitting on camera that the voter suppression legislation being pushed is to in fact suppress voters in Democratic counties and keep Texas red.  Creator of the Undercurrent TV, Lauren...

House progressives win eviction moratorium battle

U.S. House Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) slept on the steps of the Capitol for five nights in protest of the eviction moratorium expiring and won.  The moratorium expired over the weekend, and Bush’s activism fought to help over 11 million Americans keep their...

DPS Online Voter Registration wins in Texas court

After five years in court, Texas advocacy groups won a lawsuit against the state to provide an option for Texans to register to vote at the same time they are renewing their driver's license.  According to organizations MOVE Texas and the Texas Civil Rights...