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The Latest | March 1, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Early Voting Ends Today Turnout has been low in some areas and higher in others during the early voting period.  According to election data guru Derek Ryan, we are at basically the same place we were two years...

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The Latest | February 23, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Early Voting Underway Texas has an all-time high of 17.9 million registered voters, according to figures released by the Secretary of State prior to the beginning of early voting.  The 17.9 million registered...

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The Latest | February 16, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Border News The first hearing on a lawsuit initially filed by the ACLU and the Texas Civil Rights Project to block a law passed by the legislature last fall was Thursday in federal court.  Attorneys for the...

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The Latest | February 9, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Border News This past Sunday, Gov. Abbott gathered with 13 other Republican governors at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass.  This is the park that is currently under state control and has been the focal point of the...

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The Latest | February 2, 2024

  Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Trump Endorses House Speaker’s Opponent Earlier this week former President Donald Trump endorsed David Covey, who is challenging incumbent Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan in the March Republican...

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The Latest | January 26, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Border News On Monday, a ruling by the US Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration and will allow federal agents to cut through the razor wire that has been placed by the state of Texas near the Rio...

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The Latest | January 19, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: State Leaders Haul in Huge Contributions Campaign season is in full swing for the March primaries for all members of the Texas Legislature.  Statewide officials such as the Governor and Lt. Governor are in the...

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The Latest | January 12, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Border News New numbers released by the Department of Homeland Security show the continued pattern of uncontrolled numbers of migrants entering the US.  The report shows that Customs and Border Patrol has...

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The Latest | January 5, 2024

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: New Laws in Effect 31 new laws went into effect on New Year’s Day, ranging from taxes to e-cigarettes.  As part of the omnibus property tax relief package passed in the summer of 2023, about 70,000 businesses...

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The Latest | December 22, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Border News   The US southern border is once again front and center in the news this week.  Migrant encounters hit their highest one day single record on December 5th when the Customs and Border Patrol...

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The Latest | December 15, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Filing Deadline for 2024 The filing deadline to file for a place on the March 5, 2024 primary election ballot was 6PM on Monday of this week.  I have included some of the highlights in the political notes...

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The Latest | December 8, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Update The fourth special session came to an end on Tuesday much like it started – no deal to pass education vouchers, Republican party squabbles and the two presiding officers trading childish...

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