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Texas Political Pulse for January 15, 2021. You received 33 news.
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Fort Worth Star Telegram   +1 other publication
Texas children falling behind in school due to COVID-19. How the Legislature can help
By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board January 15, 2021 05:03 AM Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar delivered good budget news Monday as lawmakers began their session: The expected budget shortfall...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
Tarrant County’s COVID spike is worst in Texas: ‘The chickens have come home to roost’
By Mark Dent January 15, 2021 06:00 AM There’s really no good way to get into this, other than to rip the band-aid straight off: The last few weeks, Tarrant County has struggled to control the coronavirus...
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WOAI NBC 4 San Antonio   +1 other publication
Governor Abbott lays out top policy priorities for new legislative session
...Melanie Torre Friday, January 15th 2021 AA (Photo: CBS Austin)/p AUSTIN, Texas — Thursday Governor Greg Abbott answered questions from the Texas Public Policy Foundation about his top legislative...
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KTRK ABC 13 Houston   +1 other publication
Assisted living facility in Katy scrambling to get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in time
KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- Gov. Greg Abbott claims it's taking too long to get vaccines to nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Texas through the federal program in partnership with CVS and Walgreens....
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Fort Worth Star Telegram   +3 other publications
Politics & Government
Rep. Kay Granger didn’t vote on President Trump’s impeachment. Here’s why. By Brian Lopez January 14, 2021 05:18 PM, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth, the top Republican on the House Appropriations...
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Laredo Morning Times   +1 other publication
Some Texans received $300-a-week in federal relief while others are still waiting. Here’s why.
By Rebecca Carballo Published 4:00 am CST, Friday, January 15, 2021 The Texas Workforce Commission is experiencing some delays sending out $300 in supplemental benefits recently approved by Congress....
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KXAN NBC 36 Austin   +5 other publications
‘You can still be open, you just aren’t face to face’: Texas lawmakers address coronavirus protocols
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Both the Texas House and Senate adopted rules for their respective chambers this week, and in them — regulations on how to balance public health with their ability to legislate. The...
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KPRC NBC 2 Houston   +2 other publications
Analysis: The odds for legal pot and casinos in Texas just got worse
Texas Tribune Ross Ramsey Published: January 15, 2021, 4:00 am Tags: Politics Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, July 2, 2020. Credit: Michael Karas/NorthJersey.com via REUTERS Editor's note:...
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WOAI
Texas Is 1st State To Give 1 Million Coronavirus Shots
Texas now leads the nation in coronavirus vaccine distribution. Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday his state was the first to administer one-million vaccines. He noted it comes exactly one month since...
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Farmersville Times
State reports 12 COVID deaths, 716 new cases in Collin County today, Thursday
The Texas Department of State Health Services released updated COVID-19 information for Jan. 14. All counts, except for hospitalized cases, are compiled from the TDSHS website. State officials listed...
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Houston Chronicle   +1 other publication
Opinion: Texas House should suspend Attorney General Ken Paxton for encouraging Capitol riot
...this file photo, US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival, alongside Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton (L) in Dallas, Texas, on June 11, 2020. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images/TNS) Photo: NICHOLAS...
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Texas Metro News
Freshman Lawmakers Colin Allred, Van Taylor Ride Bipartisan Message to Reelection
LEFT - Colin Allred, the U.S. Representative from Texas' 32nd District, speaks before former second lady Jill Biden made a drive-in campaign rally stop at Fair Park in Dallas, Tuesday, October 13, 2020....
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Denton Chronicle
Elected officials who have given lies a foothold owe us an apology
Police hold off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington. Julio Cortez/AP An open letter to Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Michael Burgess and Texas...
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Spectrum News Austin
Rep. Joaquin Castro Discusses Role as Impeachment Manager
AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, is serving on the team overseeing the impeachment of President Donald Trump. After the House voted to impeach the president for a second time Wednesday,...
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Killeen Daily Herald   +1 other publication
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Abbott considers bill to strip cities of local sales tax funds if they ‘defund our police’
AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said late Thursday that he’s exploring legislation that would force the comptroller not to release local sales tax monies to any city that "defunds the police." ...
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KXAS NBC 5 Ft​. Worth
Dallas County Reports 1,993 COVID-19 Cases, 17 More Deaths Thursday
Dallas County adds 18,230 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in the last seven days By Frank Heinz • Published 54 mins ago • Updated 54 mins ago Dallas County is reporting 1,993 COVID-19 cases...
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KWTX (CBS) 10 (Waco)
Redistricting to take center stage this legislative session
...Jan. 14, 2021 at 10:25 PM CST|Updated: 15 minutes ago WACO, Texas (KWTX) - State lawmakers are expected to spend a significant portion of the upcoming legislative session thinking about redistricting....
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The Victoria Advocate
COVID-19 hospitalization rate stays steady at 18.7%
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Victoria County Public Health Department reported 111 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths from the respiratory disease in the region Thursday....
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KAMR-TV NBC 4 (Amarillo)
Amarillo Police Chief briefed by FBI ahead of Inauguration Day
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The FBI has briefed the Amarillo Police Department, as the bureau warns of nationwide armed protests leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Amarillo...
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Dallas Morning News
The longtime congressman, who now represents a Central Texas district, wrote that he had met with members of Stop the Steal on Jan. 3.
Pete Sessions, spoke to the media in November 2018 after conceding his U.S. House race to Colin Allred. Sessions now represents a Central Texas district in the House.(Jeffrey McWhorter / AP) Three days...
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Denton Chronicle   +12 other publications
Texas laws protecting whistleblowers don't apply to Attorney General Ken Paxton, his agency argues in bid to quash lawsuit
The Texas attorney general’s office is attempting to fight off efforts by four former aides to take depositions and issue subpoenas in their lawsuit claiming they were illegally fired after telling authorities...
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Dallas Morning News
The governor’s goal: ‘To make it fiscally impossible’ for local governments to slash police funding.
Gov. Greg Abbott says one of his major goals for the legislative session that began this week is "to make it fiscally impossible" for a city to slash funding of police. Screen grab is from his appearance...
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KPRC NBC 2 Houston
‘He did not incite a riot’: For some supporters, faith in Trump is unwavering
Robert Arnold, Investigative Reporter Published: January 14, 2021, 8:54 pm Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress...
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Houston Chronicle   +1 other publication
Attorney for woman accused of election fraud based on Project Veritas video questions arrest
An attorney for the former San Antonio campaign worker arrested Wednesday raised questions about the nature of the arrest. Former Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas "Nico" LaHood is representing Raquel...
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Beaumont Enterprise   +8 other publications
Paxton only state attorney general in the U.S. who didn't sign letters condemning insurrection
Paxton falsely claimed the pro-Trump mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol was infiltrated by liberal antifa activists. Sami Sparber, The Texas Tribune Jan. 13, 2021Updated: Jan. 14, 2021 1:28 p.m. The...
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KAMR-TV NBC 4 (Amarillo)   +5 other publications
Representatives ask Governor Abbott to prioritize low-income individuals for COVID-19 vaccine
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — Thirteen Texas congressmen issued a letter to Governor Greg Abbott requesting that he prioritizes low-income individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In the letter, the...
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KHOU CBS 11 Houston
Elderly Texans desperate to receive COVID-19 vaccine frustrated by online registration process, clogged call centers
"Every time I try to go online to any site or call, I'm too late," writes Emily Blechman. "I cannot imagine how a senior could do this without caregiver help." HOUSTON — As more Texans attempt to register...
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KSAT ABC 12 San Antonio
‘Almost a level of hysteria:’ Demand for vaccine in San Antonio continues to far surpass supply Slots full at mass vaccination clinics as Bexar County providers await more doses
Local News ‘Almost a level of hysteria:’ Demand for vaccine in San Antonio continues to far surpass supply Slots full at mass vaccination clinics as Bexar County providers await more doses San Antonio...
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KAMR-TV NBC 4 (Amarillo)   +6 other publications
Freshman Republican from West Texas named to House Committee on Appropriations
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) - A freshman congressman from West Texas has been nominated to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations. That committee oversees nearly all federal government spending...
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KRIV Fox (Houston)
Is Texas getting shorted vaccine doses by the federal government?
Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic by appointment only at NRG Park Those who have appointments have been gathering in one of the parking lots of NRG Park to get their COVID-19 vaccine. HOUSTON - Is the...
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Texas Medical Association
Legislative Hotline Jan. 14: Senate Reduces Votes Needed to Debate Bills By Jennifer Perkins
UNDER THE ROTUNDA A decrease in the Republican majority in the Senate this session prompted an inevitable discussion Wednesday about the procedure for bringing bills to the floor for debate. Since 2015,...
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San Marcos Daily Record   +2 other publications
Texas solicitor general latest exit in embattled AG's office
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 6:48pm JAKE BLEIBERG & PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press Thursday, January 14, 2021 DALLAS (AP) — Texas' solicitor general who did not join embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton's...
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KGBT (CBS) 4 (Harlingen)
Rep. Filemon Vela appointed as vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee
WASHINGTON (KVEO) — Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) will serve as a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday that Vela, along with three others,...
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