Texas Gov. Abbott’s lead over Democratic challenger O’Rourke is narrowing

Texas Gov. Abbott’s lead over Democratic challenger O’Rourke is narrowing

This post was originally published on this siteThe Texas gubernatorial race is tightening, despite polls earlier this year that indicated an overwhelming lead by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over former Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

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Uvalde school board pushes Greg Abbott for special legislative session to increase legal age for purchasing assault rifles

Uvalde school board pushes Greg Abbott for special legislative session to increase legal age for purchasing assault rifles

This post was originally published on this site The Uvalde school board is formally urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call state lawmakers back to Austin so they can raise the legal age to buy assault rifles from 18 to 21, more than two months after a gunman used such a...

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Five takeaways from the House committee report on the Uvalde shooting

Five takeaways from the House committee report on the Uvalde shooting

This post was originally published on this site By Texas Tribune Staff, The Texas Tribune July 17, 2022 A report released Sunday by a special committee of the Texas House provides the most thorough account yet of the May 24 Uvalde school shooting and the failures of law enforcement and...

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Texas’ Power Grid Is Straining — And It’s Not Even August

Texas’ Power Grid Is Straining — And It’s Not Even August

This post was originally published on this siteThe state’s energy provider has resorted to asking people to cut back on air conditioning, but bigger measures are needed to take pressure off the grid.

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Texas’ law on gun background checks plagued by critical omissions of minors’ mental health records

Texas’ law on gun background checks plagued by critical omissions of minors’ mental health records

This post was originally published on this site By Jeremy Schwartz and Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica July 13, 2022 In the spring of 2009, Elliott Naishtat persuaded his colleagues in the Texas Legislature to pass a bill that he believed would require the state to report court-ordered...

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Texas is unlikely to adopt key provision of bipartisan gun bill — a red flag law to take guns away from people deemed dangerous

Texas is unlikely to adopt key provision of bipartisan gun bill — a red flag law to take guns away from people deemed dangerous

This post was originally published on this site By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune June 23, 2022 The bipartisan gun bill that is on a fast track through Congress and backed by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn includes new state grants to incentivize red flag laws, which allow judges to temporarily...

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Republicans flip US House seat in South Texas in historically Democratic stronghold

Republicans flip US House seat in South Texas in historically Democratic stronghold

This post was originally published on this site Republican Mayra Flores prevailed Tuesday in a special election for an open congressional seat in South Texas, marking a major breakthrough for Republicans eager to blaze new inroads in the historically blue region. She beat Dan Sanchez, the leading Democrat, outright in...

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Election 2022 Takeaways: Big Trump Win, Nev. Senate Race Set

Election 2022 Takeaways: Big Trump Win, Nev. Senate Race Set

This post was originally published on this siteDonald Trump’s preferred candidate in South Carolina made Rep. Tom Rice the first Republican to be booted from office after voting to impeach the former president.

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Justice Department Will Conduct Review Of Law Enforcement Response To Uvalde Shooting

Justice Department Will Conduct Review Of Law Enforcement Response To Uvalde Shooting

This post was originally published on this site The Justice Department is conducting a “critical incident review” of law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde school shooting at the request of the city’s mayor, spokesperson Anthony Coley said Sunday.

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