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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 10, 2022 19:31 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 7, 2022. Editorial: Texas should be more aggressive in offering booster shots for COVID-19 The omicron variant keeps surging at an eye-popping rate, but the number of Texans getting a booster shot hasn’t surged with it. We can...

Texas lieutenant governor tested positive for COVID-19

Jan. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tested positive for COVID-19 over the holidays and is quarantining after experiencing mild symptoms, his campaign said Monday. Patrick, 71, first tested positive Dec. 27 and has tested negative since Saturday, said Allen Blakemore, a...

Democrat Matthew Dowd drops out of lieutenant governor race

Dec. 07, 2021 21:59 PM EST

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A former political advisor to Republican President George W. Bush withdrew Tuesday from the race for next year’s Democratic nomination for Texas lieutenant governor. In a statement Tuesday, Matthew Dowd said he was ending his candidacy because he saw a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EST

San Antonio Express-News. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Release all JFK assassination records. It’s been 58 years Fifty-eight years ago today, on the last full day of his life, President John F. Kennedy arrived in San Antonio for the first leg of a trip...

Democrat Michelle Beckley running for lieutenant governor

Nov. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Michelle Beckley, a state representative and one of the more liberal members of the Texas House, said Tuesday she is running for lieutenant governor in 2022. Her announcement comes a day after Beto O'Rourke jumped in the governor's race,...

Mike Tomlin: idea he's a candidate for college jobs 'a joke'

Oct. 26, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Note to big-time college football programs looking for new coaches: Mike Tomlin isn't interested. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach said Tuesday he considers it a “joke” that his name has popped up as a potential candidate for places such as Southern...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 20, 2021. Editorial: Do you have special session fatigue? We do Now that the third special session of the Texas Legislature is over, we can’t help but to ask this nagging question: When did Texas tilt...

Texas GOP leader pays illegal voting 'bounty' to Democrat

Oct. 21, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The conservative Texas Republican leader who pledged bounties to those who prove fraud at the polls has paid a liberal Democratic poll watcher who reported illegal voting by a Pennsylvania Republican. Tipster Eric Frank deposited a $25,000 check...