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Three Korean Women Injured by Gunman at Dallas Hair Salon

On Wednesday, an armed man opened fire at the Hair World Salon in north Dallas, in an area known as the Asian Trade District. Three Korean women were shot and transported to local hospitals, where they are expected to recover.At a media briefing, D...

The Rightwing Takeover of School Boards Continues in North Texas

School boards have become the epicenter of the culture war. After the recent constitutional amendment and municipal election on Saturday, several school board races in North Texas were captured by far-right candidates (often with less than ten percent ...

Does Every Child in Texas Deserve Access to a Free Public Education? Greg Abbott Doesn’t Think So

In an interview on Wednesday with a rightwing talk show host, Greg Abbott was asked why the state of Texas must educate all children, including the undocumented. The Texas Governor responded by saying the state could be looking into “resurrecting” the ...

Ronny Jackson will not comply with January 6th committee request

On Monday, the January 6th Committee in the U.S. Congress announced they wanted to speak with three members of Congress about the Insurrection, including one from Texas. However, Rep. Ronny Jackson, who called the committee a “witch hunt,” will not com...

Oklahoma’s Newest Abortion Ban Immediately Impacts Texans

The Oklahoma legislature moved Thursday to pass a Texas-style abortion ban, one that relies upon citizen legislation and vigilante enforcement. Unlike a previous abortion ban (SB 612) which goes into effect in August, this legislation would take effect...

Latino Victory Announces new Slate of Texas Endorsements

Latino Victory Fund, a political action committee that backs progressive Latino candidates running for office, announced a new slate of endorsements ahead of the May runoff. They cap off a busy endorsement cycle for Latino Victory, which has increasing...

Francine Ly on Why She’s Running for State Senate

Francine Ly never thought she would run for office. But here she is today, a candidate for state senate. The Signal caught up with Ly to discuss her run.“Running for public office was never on my radar until now,” says Ly. The first-time candidate ...

​​Catching Up With Venton Jones About The HD-100 Runoff

For Venton Jones, running for the state legislature is a continuation of the civic engagement and service that he has been a part of nearly his whole life. The Signal caught up with Jones, who is in a runoff for House District 100 in south Dallas.J...

Why Was A Woman In Texas Arrested For An Abortion?

As news spread over the arrest of 26-year-old Lizelle Herrera in Starr County, there was immediate outrage and action over somebody being detained for an alleged self-induced abortion. Now that the District Attorney of Starr County filed a motion to dr...

A Conversation About the New Reality of Abortion Care

After the Oklahoma legislature passed a near-total abortion ban on Tuesday, the Signal spoke with Emily Wales, the Interim President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. After Senate Bill 8 was signed by Greg Abbott in September, Oklahoma absorb...

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