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Sunday, October 24, 2021

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...

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Pelosi says Congress is close to a deal on Biden’s social spending plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds weekly press conference at the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C., United States on October 21, 2021.Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that Democrats are close to finalizing ...

Schumer, Manchin to meet with Biden in Delaware

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be meeting with both President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Sunday, Fox News has confirmed, as Democrats continue to have trouble agreeing to terms on a massive social spending bill to go al...

ICC T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Pakistan: Baba Ramdev makes BIG statement

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday, ahead of the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 match, said that the game is against national interest and added that "Rashtradharma" as the "game of cricket and the game of terror cannot be played at the same time". ...

Meet Virat Kohli’s big fan Shamia Arzoo – the wife of a star Pakistani cricketer

Team India skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most popular cricketers in the world and Kohli has millions of fans across the world. It is to be noted that Kohli's fans are not only in India but in many other countries of the world, including Pakistan. K...

The Trump administration is ending the census count early. Here’s what that means for Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census count early on October 15. This will undoubtedly throw a process already complicated by the COVID-19...

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.  ...

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...

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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...

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.  ...

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...

Musings: Truth, Justice, Texas

What will it take to get Texas Republicans to just tell the truth?It’s something I’ve wondered about with a frequency I would find unbearably depressing if I hadn’t already grown so jaded li...

IND vs PAK: Captain’s knock by Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant’s 39 help India get to 151 after Shaheen Afridi’s exploits

Skipper Virat Kohli stood up for Team India in crisis hitting his fourth T20 half-century against Pakistan to help his team get to 151 runs, ably supported by wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup. ...

Obama plans ‘big’ 60th birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard as threats of delta variant continue

Former President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to host a 60th birthday party for himself on Martha’s Vineyard as threat of the delta variant continues. Obama will turn 60 on Wednesday and is anticipated to invite dozens of his friends to his...

India and Bangladesh keen on Japan for partnership on connectivity

Keen on increasing connectivity in the Bay of Bengal region, Indian and Bangladeshi foreign ministers discussed Japan as a third country for partnership on connectivity in the region. India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar was on a one-day Dhak...

Kansas Democrat, 20, who admitted to ‘revenge porn,’ wins House state race

Kansas Democrat Aaron Coleman, 20, who has admitted to being abusive to his ex-girlfriend in 2019 and perpetrating a "revenge porn" incident when he was in middle school, was elected to the state legislature this year despite the efforts of t...

Abortion fund groups, providers join lawsuit against extreme new abortion law in Texas

For years Texas has been the epicenter of the anti-abortion movement. Now, a broad coalition of groups have banded together in a lawsuit meant to stop the latest extreme anti-abortion bill in Te...

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...

MALDEF files suit against Texas on redistricting maps

On Monday, before the Texas legislature approved their congressional redistricting maps, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and acting Deputy Secretary of State Jose Esparaza over the ...

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The Texas college student fighting for immigration reform

Katia Escobar is in her first year at the University of Houston studying pre-med. Earlier this year she applied for DACA for the first time. But because of a ruling in Texas, her application was cancelled. Katia joined several other undocumented activi...

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 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...

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“They betrayed our cause”: Ana-Maria Ramos dishes on Democrat defections

Ana-Maria Ramos was speechless. It was last Monday, August 9, and the Texas State Representative (D-102) was in a meeting with several House Democrats in Washington, D.C., when the news broke: Four of their peers had, without warning, abandoned their p...

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 ...

Tryst with history! Bhutan envoy’s recalls his meeting with Bangladesh’s father of nation

New Delhi: While history always reverberates in present and is in all men's lives, present Bhutan's envoy to India Maj. Gen. Vetsop Namgyel recalled a very interesting personal anecdote of his meeting with Bangladesh's father of the nation, Sheikh Muji...

Apple offers free fix for iPhone 11 devices that no longer respond to touch

iPhone 11Todd Haselton | CNBCApple said on Friday that it will repair some iPhone 11 devices that don't respond to touch.The affected devices were manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020, and the issue affects a "small percentage" of display mo...

Is college really worth it? Here are the schools with the best return on investment

Even before the pandemic, families were starting to question the value of a college degree.Now, high schoolers are putting more emphasis on schools that will offer the best returns."What is going to be the return on investment?," said Robert Franek, ed...

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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...

The Texas college student fighting for immigration reform

Katia Escobar is in her first year at the University of Houston studying pre-med. Earlier this year she applied for DACA for the first time. But because of a ruling in Texas, her application was cancelled. Katia joined several other undocumented activi...