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.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday closed the state Capitol and surrounding grounds after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. during the certification of the Electoral College.
As leaders both in the Republican Party and across the world begin to acknowledge Biden as the President-elect following the Electoral College’s vote, District 19 Representative Jodey Arrington says he wants resolution in the courts before declaring a winner in the 2020 Presidential election.
In a filing to the high court Tuesday, Paxton claims the four battleground states broke the law by instituting pandemic-related changes to election policies, whether “through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity.”
A bipartisan group of 68 Texas House representatives signed a letter calling on the Texas Education Agency to cancel the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam or at minimum not use student scores to rate schools or districts this school year.
The FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Associated Press reported Tuesday evening, the first public confirmation that law enforcement is vetting allegations made by eight of Paxton’s former top aides that he illegally used the power of his office to benefit a political donor.
David Maxwell and Mark Penley, then two top aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, reported separately to the agency’s offices, where, they claim, they were subjected to hours of “irregularities, harassment and retaliation.” Then, they say, when pressured to resign, they refused.
“As much as the country would like to move on from this election, it would be unwise to accept any outcome before recounts are final and it has been examined by the courts and determined to be fair and accurate,” Arrington said.
The abrupt change, interviews and internal agency documents show, came after seven senior aides and whistleblowers in the attorney general’s office— Brickman, Bangert and Mase among them — reported Paxton to law enforcement on Sept. 30, alleging criminal violations.
State Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, announced Wednesday he has the votes needed to become the next speaker of the Texas House and soon after released a bipartisan list of 83 members supporting his candidacy.
But 2020 proved another disappointment for the state’s minority party as Republicans remained dominant in Texas, appearing poised to maintain victories in all statewide offices and both chambers of the Legislature.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Friday incident in which a group of Trump supporters, driving trucks and waving Trump flags, surrounded and followed a Biden campaign bus as it drove up I-35 in Hays County, a law enforcement official confirmed to The Texas Tribune Saturday.
Lubbock County easily exceeded the early vote total for 2016 this year as more than half of Lubbock voters cast their ballots early. If you haven’t voted yet, here’s where you can go on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
The bus is touring Texas, having previously made stops in Amarillo and Abilene earlier this week. Democrats gathered to discuss the upcoming election, distribute campaign signs, and show support for their candidate
Blake Brickman, who had served as deputy attorney general for policy and strategy initiatives for less than a year, was fired Tuesday, the official said. Lacey Mase, the deputy attorney general for administration, was also fired Tuesday, The Texas Tribune reported earlier this week.
The Lubbock Elections Office reported as of polls closing on Tuesday evening, 10,473 voters checked in. This report shatters 2016 totals for the first day of early voting by more than 2,000 people. In that year, 8,248 voters checked in at the polls.
Texas counties are currently blocked from setting up multiple drop-off locations for absentee ballots heading into the Nov. 3 general election due to a temporary order from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Seven senior officials said in a letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE that they have reason to believe Paxton should be investigated for "abuse of office, bribery and other potential criminal offenses."