Texas Legislative Round-Up: Week Three

Welcome to the Texas Legislative Roundup! We are here to break down the latest of the Texas Legislative session in Austin. Every week, we’ll give you the honest take on the news that impacts you – without pretending it doesn’t.  Week in Review Things are...

Texas Legislative Round-up: Week Two

Welcome to the Texas Legislative Roundup! We are here to break down the latest on the Texas Legislative session in Austin. Every week, we’ll give you the honest take on the news that impacts you – without pretending it doesn’t.  Week in Review Governor Greg Abbott and...

Texas Legislative Roundup

When most people think of the government they think of Washington, DC. Unfortunately for us living in Texas, most of the laws that impact our communities come from our state Capitol in Austin. Leadership in the Texas government has only gotten more extreme over the...

Mealer files challenge in loss to Hidalgo

Alexandra Mealer, the upstart Republican candidate who raised millions of dollars in her unsuccessful challenge to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, is mounting another challenge to the incumbent judge, this time in a courtroom. Mealer announced that she was pursuing...

What Comes Next In Texas?

Next month, the legislative session will get underway. After the last session, which was a massive rightwing bonanza, what more do Greg Abbott and his fellow Republicans want? Well, a lot more of the same. Two years ago, Abbott and the Texas GOP ruthlessly enacted an...

Kirk Watson Narrowly Elected As New Austin Mayor

Less than 900 votes separated Kirk Watson from Celia Israel in the runoff election for Austin Mayor. Israel, who is a former state representative, conceded the race last night. Watson is a former state senator and the former Mayor of Austin. He left his role as the...

Early Voting In Austin Starts

Texas isn't quite done with election season yet. Early voting started today in Austin for several important runoff races. In the mayor's race, State Representative Celia Israel faces former mayor and state senator Kirk Watson. Israel came in first in the November...

Election Takeaways

As the dust settles over a historic midterm election, statewide control in Texas remains firmly in the grip of Republicans. Here are some of the major headlines of what happened. Abbott and Company Cruised to Re-Election Polls showed that the race between O’Rourke and...

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Polls in Texas closed at 7:00 p.m. However, all Harris County polling locations will stay open until 8:00 p.m. This follows a lawsuit from the Texas Organizing Project. El Paso, because it’s in the Mountain Time Zone, will also close then.  Follow along for...

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

We finally made it: today is Election Day. While many will be eagerly awaiting the results from statewide candidates and wondering if Texas will elect a Democrat to a top post for the first time in a generation, there’s a slew of important local and county races that...