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Texas isn’t your campaign slogan

On Friday, a video went viral on Twitter of Vice President Kamala Harris campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Democrats campaigning for one another is common in the dynamics of politics because, like the familiar p...

Kinney County approves deputizing citizens to police migrants

The small rural area of Kinney County, population of 3,129, which sits on the edge of the Texas-Mexico border approved a plan on Tuesday to deputize private citizens to work with local law enforcement to track down migrants crossing state-lines.  ...

Greg Casar wants to undo Abbott’s worst laws

The Signal recently spoke with Greg Casar, a progressive Austin city councilman considering a run for Congress in Texas’ 35th congressional district. A former labor organizer with the Workers Defense Project and the youngest person ever electe...

Racism, excessive force, and resignations: Will Austin Police get millions more despite its troubled legacy?

Right now, Austin voters are weighing in on one of the most consequential local elections in recent Texas memory. The byproduct of Back the Blue–inspired efforts by Save Austin Now — a right-wing group infamous for fear-mongering and spreading misinfor...

The Chinese business interests behind Trump’s social media site

Last night, news broke that former President Donald Trump was launching a new company with the goal of creating a new social network, ironically called TRUTH Social. The new company, called Trump Media and Technology Group, will oversee TRUTH Social op...

Texas isn’t your campaign slogan

On Friday, a video went viral on Twitter of Vice President Kamala Harris campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Democrats campaigning for one another is common in the dynamics of politics because, like the familiar p...

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Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation (again)

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked the Freedom to Vote Act, refusing to even allow debate on the bill. This marks the third time this year that Senate Republicans have stonewalled voting rights legislation. The bill failed in a 51-49 vot...

The new Texas Secretary of State has a big Trump connection

On Thursday morning, Greg Abbott announced he was appointing attorney John Scott to be the Texas Secretary of State, the Chief Election Officer for Texas. The move was notable for Scott’s connection to former President Trump and his attempt to overturn...

The Chinese business interests behind Trump’s social media site

Last night, news broke that former President Donald Trump was launching a new company with the goal of creating a new social network, ironically called TRUTH Social. The new company, called Trump Media and Technology Group, will oversee TRUTH Social op...

The children’s book author targeted by Texas Republicans

Anastasia Higginbotham is the best-selling author of several children’s books, including Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. That book was specifically mentioned by Republican State Rep. Steve Toth as he was encouraging fellow legislators to support H...

Allred leads House Democrats in urging for voting rights legislation

On Monday, Rep. Colin Allred (D-32) led a group of his colleagues urging the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The group consisted of 39 House Democrats, all of whom are from states where Republican-controlled legislatures are trying to use voter...

The children’s book author targeted by Texas Republicans

Anastasia Higginbotham is the best-selling author of several children’s books, including Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. That book was specifically mentioned by Republican State Rep. Steve Toth as he was encouraging fellow legislators to support H...

Mehdi Hasan calls out Dan Crenshaw’s gerrymandered district

Political reporter Mehdi Hasan successfully irked Houston’s Rep. Dan Crenshaw this week, sparking the two to go at each other on Twitter.On a segment on “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Medhi respond...

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The Chinese business interests behind Trump’s social media site

Last night, news broke that former President Donald Trump was launching a new company with the goal of creating a new social network, ironically called TRUTH Social. The new company, called Trump Media and Technology Group, will oversee TRUTH Social op...

Abbott, Austin’s clash over homelessness remains red hot

Last Thursday, Austin City Council voted unanimously to purchase a North Austin hotel to help address its much-maligned housing issues. The move, which came at a cost of $9.5 million, is expecte...

Cornyn (Literally) Applauds Incendiary Rhetoric

Senator John Cornyn, in the midst of a tough re-election fight against MJ Hegar, was caught on camera applauding the incendiary rhetoric of a local Republican club president, as well as the Sher...

Meet the new texas signal

We’re so excited to see you.We built Texas Signal because we knew progressives need a counterpunch in the age of misinformation and disinformation in Texas. As traditional and trusted media outlets have closed, they’ve frequently been replaced acro...

Racism, excessive force, and resignations: Will Austin Police get millions more despite its troubled legacy?

Right now, Austin voters are weighing in on one of the most consequential local elections in recent Texas memory. The byproduct of Back the Blue–inspired efforts by Save Austin Now — a right-wing group infamous for fear-mongering and spreading misinfor...

Greg Casar wants to undo Abbott’s worst laws

The Signal recently spoke with Greg Casar, a progressive Austin city councilman considering a run for Congress in Texas’ 35th congressional district. A former labor organizer with the Workers Defense Project and the youngest person ever electe...

Poll: Almost half of Texas Republicans don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine

A poll from Quinnipiac University released last Thursday surveyed the opinions of Texans on a range of issues. One particular eye-opening result was in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. The good news...

The children’s book author targeted by Texas Republicans

Anastasia Higginbotham is the best-selling author of several children’s books, including Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. That book was specifically mentioned by Republican State Rep. Steve Toth as he was encouraging fellow legislators to support H...

Mehdi Hasan calls out Dan Crenshaw’s gerrymandered district

Political reporter Mehdi Hasan successfully irked Houston’s Rep. Dan Crenshaw this week, sparking the two to go at each other on Twitter.On a segment on “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Medhi respond...

Texas Republicans finish their gerrymander, adjourn special session

Last night, Texas Republicans passed the final piece of their legislative gerrymander and approved a slightly modified version of their original proposal for the state’s new congressional map.Using their party-line power, Texas Republicans aggressi...

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Racism, excessive force, and resignations: Will Austin Police get millions more despite its troubled legacy?

Right now, Austin voters are weighing in on one of the most consequential local elections in recent Texas memory. The byproduct of Back the Blue–inspired efforts by Save Austin Now — a right-wing group infamous for fear-mongering and spreading misinfor...

Op-Ed: Three ways redistricting could shift power on the Harris County, Texas commissioners court

Now that the Census Bureau has issued 2020 population results, jurisdictions across the country have the once-in-a-decade task of preparing for redistricting. Redistricting is the constitutionally-required task of re-drawing political boundaries for el...

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Abbott, Austin’s clash over homelessness remains red hot

Last Thursday, Austin City Council voted unanimously to purchase a North Austin hotel to help address its much-maligned housing issues. The move, which came at a cost of $9.5 million, is expecte...

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Barack Obama endorses MJ Hegar

Former President Barack Obama issued his latest wave of endorsements on Friday.Among them, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and Air Force helicopter pilot MJ Hegar. Hegar is facing ...

Texas Republicans finish their gerrymander, adjourn special session

Last night, Texas Republicans passed the final piece of their legislative gerrymander and approved a slightly modified version of their original proposal for the state’s new congressional map.Using their party-line power, Texas Republicans aggressi...