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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 19, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Austin American Statesman. February 12, 2024. Editorial: Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg...

Judge rejects Texas AG Ken Paxton's request to throw out nearly decade-old criminal charges

Feb. 16, 2024 15:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ’s attempts to throw out felony securities fraud charges that have shadowed the Republican for nearly a decade. The decision by state District Judge Andrea Beall, an elected Democrat, keeps Paxton on...

Faced with wave of hostile bills, transgender rights leaders are playing "a defense game"

Feb. 09, 2024 08:07 AM EST

For decades, the plotline for LGBTQ+ activism in the U.S. was one of advances — often slow-paced and hard-fought but inexorably moving forward. Now, faced with unprecedented attacks in state legislatures, transgender rights leaders acknowledge they are playing defense — and two of the biggest...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets temporary reprieve from testifying in lawsuit against him

Jan. 30, 2024 20:34 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to temporarily halt state Attorney General Ken Paxton's scheduled testimony in a whistleblower lawsuit that was at the heart of the impeachment charges brought against him in 2023, delaying what could have been the Republican’s...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 22, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. January 19, 2024. Editorial: Conservative appeals court gets it right. Texas booksellers aren’t the morality police. Atticus Finch, the relentlessly principled defense attorney and father in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has just...

Texas AG Paxton won't contest facts of whistleblower lawsuit central to his 2023 impeachment

Jan. 18, 2024 17:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sought to end a whistleblower lawsuit by former top staff members on Thursday, announcing his agency would not contest the facts of the case and would accept any judgement. The lawsuit was brought by a group of former top...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 15, 2024 07:13 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. January 11, 2024. Editorial: Texas’ cash bail system survives appeal, and that’s not good Jail is for the violent, not the poor. With little fanfare, the U.S. Supreme Court this week decided not to take a case challenging Dallas...

Migrant deaths in Rio Grande intensify tensions between Texas, Biden administration over crossings

Jan. 14, 2024 23:08 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — After Texas fenced off a park along the U.S.-Mexico border and began turning away Border Patrol agents, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott explained why at a campaign stop near Houston. “We are not allowing Border Patrol on that property anymore,” Abbott said...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 08, 2024 12:17 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. January 2, 2024. Editorial: Regulate Texas gas pipelines Bloomberg News investigation reveals de facto monopolies. A Bloomberg News investigation published Dec. 5 reveals a significant weakness in the Texas energy market. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 01, 2024 07:13 AM EST

The Daily Sentinel. December 29, 2023. Editorial: Don’t drink and drive on New Year’s Eve or ever The worst ways to ring in the new year are in a jail cell, a hospital bed or a funeral home because of misguided decisions to drink and drive. New...