Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines said Wednesday he will not fire a campaign staffer who said on his YouTube channel in 2020 that he wants to “restore historical American culture” by “maintaining a supermajority of the original stock of the United States, and maintaining a homogeneity,” referring to white people.
Former school board trustee and councilman Gary Boren was endorsed by the Lubbock Professional Police Association on Jan. 20, a week after he announced his campaign. He’ll be running in the Republican Primary.
Todd Smith, a top political consultant to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was indicted Tuesday on felony charges of theft and commercial bribery related to taking money in exchange for state hemp licenses that are doled out through Miller’s office, according to Travis County district attorney José Garza.
The federal vaccine mandate, which would require businesses with more than 100 employees to require employee vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing, is currently on hold after the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a stay last month.
O’Rourke’s decision to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott ends months of speculation and gives Democrats a formidable campaigner at the top of the ticket — someone who transformed Texas politics with his blockbuster campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.
In the poll, 42 percent of all adults say they approve of Biden’s overall job as president – a decline of 7 points since August, with much of the attrition coming from key parts of the Democratic base.
Arrington and nine other House members signed the letter addressed to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, asking him to postpone any new regulations until the Department of Energy releases its study on methane emissions from low-producing oil and gas wells.
“These two additional agenda items are crucial to improving the quality of life for all Texans,” said Governor Abbott. “I look forward to working with my partners in the Legislature to pass these additional items that will lower property taxes and keep Texans safe.”
Private planes carrying more than 50 Democrats left Austin for Washington D.C., skipping town just days before the Texas House of Representatives was expected to give early approval to new voting integrity laws in a special legislative session.
ELECTION RESULTS: Lubbock voters have approved Proposition A, set to make Lubbock a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. They've also approved $420 million in bonds for Lubbock-Cooper ISD. We have statements from the mayor and the school district here.
Lubbock activists are criticizing two bills from Sen. Charles Perry, one that would prevent transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports, and another that would classify gender reassignment procedures as child abuse for children under 18.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled in 2019 that Trump violated the First Amendment for blocking his Twitter followers, because he used his Twitter account to conduct official business and interact with the public.
The son of an Arizona congressional candidate was arrested in Lubbock Thursday morning, accused of trespassing, assault, and damaging property during the Capitol Hill riot. His father insists that these charges are false.
Abbott on Thursday signed an executive order that he said would “direct every state agency to use all lawful powers and tools to challenge any federal action that threatens the” energy sector in Texas.