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Beto: ‘The time for us to have stopped Uvalde was right after Sandy Hook’

Hundreds of Houstonians gathered at Discovery Green park on Friday to mourn the victims of the Uvalde elementary school shooting and to thumb their nose at the National Rifle Association convention next door. Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, w...

Op-ed: Uvalde Police Failed, but not as Badly as Lawmakers

A British reporter on Thursday asked Sen. Ted Cruz a simple question that ended with the Texas Senator walking away from the interview. Why does this only happen here?  It’s a poignant question that is getting lost in light of the utter fail...

Few Surprises in Tuesday’s Primary Runoffs

With vote totals now fully reported across the state, it’s safe to say there were few surprises during Tuesday’s primary elections.  As expected, the state’s most high-profile race between immigrants rights attorney Jessica Cisneros and conserv...

18 Dead in Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old shooter killed at least 18 elementary school students and a teacher at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. The shooter, Salvador Ramos, was killed by responding officers according to Gov. Greg Abbott. The shooter was armed...

Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus Condemns Anti-Asian ad in Commissioner’s Race

On Sunday, the Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus issued stern words against an attack ad released by Lesley Briones against Ben Chou, two candidates competing in a Democratic primary to get the chance to kick out one of the last two Republicans in Harris...

Denton Becomes First Texas City to Pass Resolution Supporting Medicare for All

Denton recently became the first city in Texas and the 100th nationally to pass a resolution in favor of Medicare for All. The local resolution does not change any laws and instead aims to drum up support for the single payer healthcare system.&nbsp...

Texas Food Banks Feel Sigh of Relief as Public Health Emergency Benefits Continue

The U.S. Health and Human Services quietly extended the public health emergency declaration beyond July 16, giving no required 60-day notice this week that it would come to an end. It means the public health emergency will continue to last for at le...

Democratic Lieutenant Governor Runoff, a Last Minute Drama-filled Nail Biter?

Days after Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mike Collier released his first TV ad, a survey of Texas voters from the Dallas Morning News and University of Texas at Tyler found that state Rep. Michelle Beckley leads Collier by double digits, 31 ...

DFPS doesn’t have to listen to Abbott or Paxton, says Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday partially blocked the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from being forced to follow Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to investigate the parents of trans children for abuse. In February, the governor penned ...

Jessica Cisneros outraises Henry Cuellar, puts Pelosi in hot seat

With less than two weeks remaining until election day, progressive immigrants rights attorney Jessica Cisneros is raising far more cash than her conservative-Democrat opponent Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas’ 28th Congressional District. Between April 1...

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