Death Penalty For Abortion Patients Added To Texas GOP 2024 Plans

The Republican Party of Texas is considering a platform that appears to endorse the death penalty for abortion providers and patients. Texas delegates voted on a 2024 platform at the state’s GOP Convention on Saturday and aim to tally the votes by Wednesday to finalize their platform for the coming year. The proposal called for … Read more

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan Wins GOP Primary Runoff, Fending Off Anger Over Impeachment

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas was out to save his job Tuesday in a GOP primary runoff that has put rifts within the party on display. Gonzales, who has clashed with some of his hard-right colleagues in Washington and drawn a rebuke from the state party, is in a race … Read more

‘AK Guy’ Brandon Herrera Vies For District That Includes Uvalde

SAN ANTONIO — Brandon Herrera is a 28-year-old YouTube gun influencer with more than 3.4 million subscribers and half a billion views. In one 17-minute video, Herrera, in a tight black T-shirt and backward baseball cap, reenacts the killing of President John F. Kennedy Jr. using a replica head that contains a condom’s worth of … Read more

Texas Republican convention splits with corporate sponsors

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former President Donald J. Trump attend a security briefing with state officials and law enforcement at the Weslaco Department of Public Safety DPS Headquarters before touring the US-Mexico border wall on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Weslaco, TX. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images Abraham George is … Read more

Uvalde Police Chief Resigns Amid Settlement With Shooting Victims Parents

Parents of the victims of the May 2022 mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, saw sweeping wins this week in their fight for accountability from the city and law enforcement departments. On Wednesday, just as the city settled with the families of 19 victims for $2 million over its failed response to … Read more

Barge Slams Into Texas Bridge, Partially Collapsing It And Sending Oil Into The Water

A barge in Galveston, Texas slammed into a bridge on the morning of May 15, spilling oil into the water and forcing officials to shut down the bridge’s eastern span. Additionally, it appears that a second section of the rail line that runs alongside the bridge has collapsed into the water below with slabs of … Read more

Texas Man Seeks Info On If Ex-Partner Had Out-Of-State Abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is petitioning a court to authorize an obscure legal action to find out who allegedly helped his former partner obtain an out-of-state abortion, setting up the latest test of the reach of statewide abortion bans. As some states work to expand abortion access and others impose more limits … Read more

Supreme Court refuses to block Texas age-verification law for pornographic content 

The Supreme Court refused to block a Texas law that required pornographic websites to verify a user’s age. The high court denied Tuesday an emergency appeal filed by the Free Speech Coalition, which is a trade association for the adult entertainment industry. The association asked the justices in an emergency appeal earlier this month to block … Read more