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Houston Votes To Join Other Texas Cities In Lawsuit Over New ‘Sanctuary City’ Law By
The largest city in Texas will join San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other local governments in a lawsuit against the state’s new immigration enforcement law. The Houston City Council voted 10-6 Wednesday morning to join the lawsuit,...
Lawmaker Says He Was ‘Misled’ Into Sponsoring White Nationalist Rally By
A state lawmaker says his office was “grossly misled” by a group of white nationalists that wanted to have a rally at the Texas Capitol. State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, said Monday that his office last month received a request from a man claiming to be a...
Despite Budget Shortfall For Border Wall, Government Buying Up South Texas Land By
Progress on President Donald Trump’s pet project – construction of a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border – has stalled as Congress has withheld funding, but the government’s renewed interest in buying South Texas land is raising concerns it’s doing groundwork...
Texas Passes Landmark Law Requiring Treatment Instead Of Jail For Mentally Ill By
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed into law a measure that seeks to address the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a county jail days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop. The Sandra Bland Act mandates...
Texas Facing Legal Action Over Provision Banning Interpreters At Polling Places By
Amid last-minute efforts to overhaul the state’s voter identification law in light of an ongoing legal fight, the Texas Legislature gaveled out without addressing another embattled election law that’s now moving forward in federal court. The U.S. 5th Circuit...
Texas House Votes To Stop Jailing Those To Poor To Pay Fines By
Legislation that would make it easier for poor people to satisfy traffic tickets with alternatives to payment cleared the Texas House on Tuesday on a vote of 75-70. The bill needs to be approved by the Senate again before moving to Gov. Greg Abbott‘s desk. Senate...
Rep. Al Green Inundated With Racist Death Threats Following Call For Trump’s Impeachment By
U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston, Saturday revealed several racist and threatening voicemails — some saying the black congressman should be lynched — in reaction to Green’s recent call to impeach President Donald Trump. Green played two of the messages at a Saturday...
ACLU Issues Travel Alert After Texas Passes ‘Papers Please’ Law By
The ACLU issued a “travel alert” in the state of Texas Wednesday, warning “anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement.” The alert was announced in response...
Texas Senate Paves Way For ‘Baby Jails’ To Be Licensed As ‘Family Residential Centers’ By
The Texas Senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would make it easier for the state to license privately run detention centers as “family residential centers” in order to hold immigrant families in detention centers longer. Senate Bill...
Trump Appoints Sharia & Immigration Alarmist, Beth Van Duyne, As Regional HUD Director By
DALLAS — Beth Van Duyne is leaving the Irving mayor’s office to become a U.S. Housing and Urban Development regional administrator overseeing Texas and its four surrounding states. Van Duyne, whose new post became official Monday, had been in talks since November...