November 25, 2023      8:22 PM

Former Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson appears poised to challenge Rep. Justin Holland

Hat tip to Tony Ortiz at Current Revolt, who posted it first

November 21, 2023      4:07 PM

Patrick blasts the Texas House, Speaker Phelan specifically, for the overwhelming bipartisan vote to strip vouchers from HB1

“Speaker Dade Phelan didn’t help either. Phelan abstained from voting on school choice. Talk about a lack of leadership. It's hard to pass school choice when the Speaker is too cowardly to vote for it himself."

The full statement from Lt. Gov. Patrick is here.

November 20, 2023      5:15 PM

Chairman Murr will not seek reelection

The full statement from Chairman Andrew Murr is below:

November 20, 2023      4:52 PM

Gov. Abbott endorses 58 Republican Texas House incumbents who voted against the Raney amendment stripping vouchers from HB1

November 20, 2023      4:00 PM

Possibly setting up a Supreme Court battle, a federal appeals court strikes down key tool used to enforce Voting Rights Act

The latest via CNN:

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled against a key tool used to enforce the Voting Rights Act – possibly setting up another Supreme Court showdown over one of the nation’s landmark civil rights laws.

In a ruling that springs from an Arkansas redistricting case, the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that private entities cannot bring lawsuits under a provision of the law, known as Section 2.

In a 2-1 decision, the judges said the “text and structure” of the voting rights statute shows that Congress did not give private plaintiffs the authority to sue. The appellate panel affirmed a 2022 ruling by a Trump-appointed federal judge in Arkansas that held only the US Justice Department can bring Section 2 lawsuits.

November 20, 2023      3:54 PM

Former Rep. Celia Israel files for Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector

“I’m more committed than ever to ensuring government works for us, especially in this landscape of the state attempting to control aspects of our local governments and when a former President and his supporters are on the attack against the foundation of our democracy," Israel said

November 20, 2023      11:14 AM

Texas State University in San Marcos will host the first general election debate of 2024

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced this morning that Texas State will host the first general election debate of the cycle on Monday, Sept. 16, 2024