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Texas Political Pulse for May 20, 2022. You received 18 news.
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Laredo Morning Times   +1 other publication
Gov. Greg Abbott deletes tweet about SpaceX CEO Elon Musk after sexual harassment allegations
Priscilla Aguirre

May 20, 2022Updated: May 20, 2022 9:37 a.m.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted and then deleted a post about Elon Musk after a report came out that revealed the SpaceX and Tesla CEO...
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Weatherford Democrat
Texas lawmakers look for ways to address supply chain issues
As breaks in the global supply chain continue to impact major industries, Texas lawmakers are looking for ways to lessen the burden, including investments and opportunities to onshore critical industries....
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KETK (NBC) 56 (Tyler)
AG Paxton expands Google lawsuit to include private browsing, calls it ‘deceptive’
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Google’s "incognito mode" implies the tech giant will not be tracking users’ search history and location, but Paxton alleges that is not the case....
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Texas Scorecard
Runoff Preview: Bius and Kacal Face Off for House District 12
Incumbent Kyle Kacal and Ben Bius compete to represent Central Texas in the state House.


House District 12 encompasses all of Robertson, Madison, Walker, Grimes, and Washington counties, along with part...
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KAMR-TV NBC 4 (Amarillo)   +2 other publications
Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton’s legal woes an ‘embarrassment’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas on Thursday blasted one of his party’s top leaders back home, calling the mounting pile of accusations and legal woes Attorney General Ken Paxton...
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Houston Chronicle   +1 other publication
Fact check: Beto O'Rourke says Texas property taxes have gone up $20 billion under Gov. Greg Abbott
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke is blaming Gov. Greg Abbott for high inflation in Texas, taking a page out of the GOP playbook in attacking President Joe Biden.

O'Rourke released an Instagram...
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Sherman-Denison Herald Democrat   +1 other publication
Texas’ grid operator told a power plant to delay repairs ahead of a May heat wave. It was among six that crashed.
By Mitchell Ferman The Texas Tribune

On Thursday, Texas’ power grid operator told at least one power plant to delay its scheduled repairs and keep operating to help meet demand during hotter-than-expected...
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WFAA ABC 8 Dallas
Principal who left North Texas school after CRT accusations testifies at Congress on classroom censorship
Ex-Colleyville Heritage High Principal Dr. James Whitfield was placed on leave after a former board candidate accused him of advocating for critical race theory.


WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Former Colleyville...
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Stephenville Empire Tribune
Voters to decide on candidates in Tuesday's joint primary runoff
Empire-Tribune Staff


Erath County voters are being asked to return to the polls once again for a joint primary election runoff scheduled for Tuesday.

For the Republican party, voters will decide between...
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San Antonio Express News
Bernie Sanders gets a lukewarm Texas welcome at San Antonio Airport
Courtesy of Adalberto Lopez, Express-News

May 20, 2022Updated: May 20, 2022 8:54 a.m.


Bernie Sanders is in San Antonio to campaign for Jessica Cisneros.
Rebecca Droke, FRE / Associated Press


U.S. Sen....
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Corpus Christi Caller Times
Here's why Corpus Christi's Inner Harbor seawater desalination plans sparked concerns
The Port of Corpus Christi's chief executive also criticized the city's plan to buy the property, calling the move an ineffective use of taxpayer funds


For years, only a two-block stretch of vacant lots...
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KGBT (CBS) 4 (Harlingen)
Gov. Abbott addresses Texas fires
TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Multiple wildfires are popping up across the State of Texas. The Mesquite Heat fire is threatening Taylor County at 9,600+ acres in size with little containment. Texas...
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KIII TV 3 (Corpus Christi)
Wildfire spreads to 9,613 acres near Abilene
The Texas A&M Forest Service reported that the Mesquite Heat fire is now more than 9,000 acres and at 25 percent containment.


TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE (7:45 a.m. May 20): Taylor County Sheriff Ricky...
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Texas Monthly
Texas Republicans Suddenly Want to Tell CEOs What They Can and Can’t Do
The state GOP long opposed new regulations on corporations. Then Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick launched a crusade against "woke" businesses.


Not that long ago, the Republican party, particularly in...
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KUT Austin
Here's why tech giants want the Supreme Court to freeze Texas' social media law
Published May 20, 2022 at 7:45 AM CDT


DENIS CHARLET

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An industry group representing major tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, is asking the Supreme Court...
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Al Dia Dallas
Texas quietly tries to steal Silicon Valley’s thunder as the go-to state for crypto
Mance Harmon graduated from college in 1993 when the World Wide Web was just getting ripples, so he remembers the frustrations of trying to explain it to his parents. It didn’t make sense to them until...
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Midland Reporter-Telegram   +2 other publications
Keep Bastrop Boring: Central Texas man wars with Elon Musk's Boring Company
Just after 7 p.m. on May 3, a tall, bearded man in a white Stetson strolled up to the microphone positioned in front of Kyle City Council and spilled his guts about Elon Musk and his Boring Company’s forays...
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WOAI
Bush Outraises Paxton In Stretch Run To GOP Primary Runoff For AG
May 20, 2022


George P. Bush is lately outraising Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ahead of next week's GOP primary runoff. Paxton raised two-million-dollars from March 2nd to last Saturday, and Bush...
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