Julián Castro lags in fundraising, but debate spot seems secure

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

Julián Castro raised $1.1 million for his presidential campaign in the first three months of 2019, placing him well back in the pack of Democratic contenders. But a new national poll places him in eighth place in the large Democratic field, with 3 percent support, and he appears a likely lock on a spot in the first two Democratic debates in June and July.“We’re just getting started and are rapidly building momentum,” campaign manager Maya Rupert said in a [...]

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Joaquin Castro looking like an also-ran for U.S. Senate

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

WASHINGTON — Joaquin Castro — will he or won’t he?Just weeks after it appeared all but certain that Castro, a Democratic congressman from San Antonio, would challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in 2020, many backers now believe he won’t. Castro...

Presidential candidate Ryan speaks at Austin's Paleo f(x)

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

Eight Democratic presidential candidates were at the She the People Presidential Forum on Wednesday at Texas Southern University in Houston. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio — a recent addition to a field that, with Thursday's entrance of former Vice Presi...

Texas agrees to end voter citizenship investigation

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley has agreed to halt an investigation into the citizenship status of registered voters in a settlement agreement that will end three lawsuits filed by civil rights groups and naturalized citizens.Under the settlem...

Texas House votes to name part of Airport Blvd. after WWII vet Richard Overton

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

The Texas House voted unanimously Friday to designate a segment of Airport Boulevard the "Richard Overton Memorial Highway" in honor of the late Austin-based World War II veteran.House Bill 1821, filed by Rep. Sheryl Cole, D-Austin, would name State...

Texas lawmaker cries foul on "pslam" card

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

A Texas state representative from Houston is calling foul on what he says is a misuse of taxpayer dollars on a religious-minded greeting card sent to him by the state Agriculture Commissioner.Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, took to Twitter yesterday after a...

Texas agrees to rescind voter citizenship investigation

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley has agreed to halt an investigation into the citizenship status of registered voters in a settlement agreement that will end lawsuits filed by civil rights groups and naturalized citizens.Under the settlement, W...

Herman: A different Texas lawmaker explains the difference

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

Is the Texas Legislature like middle school? Let me count the ways.Every day is an adventure. The collective energy level is high. Everyone thinks they’re special, though most harbor insecurities. The person who’s supposed to be in control isn't alwa...

Texas House passes attempt to fix 'revenge porn' law

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

The Texas House gave final approval Thursday night to a bill designed to protect the 2015 "revenge porn" law that made it a crime to share intimate or sexually explicit photos and videos without consent.Approved 136-0, House Bill 98 next goes to the...

Herman: How about a 3rd choice on the daylight saving question?

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

The Texas House on Thursday wrapped up the legislative gyrations and gymnastics needed to send to the Senate, in a timely fashion, a proposal that could give us something else to divide us — an election about what time it should it be.To save you a m...

Tilove: When it comes to Chip Roy's support of Trump, does the end justify the means?

Posted On: 2019-04-16 05:30:59

Stephen Shackelford of South Austin got to ask his congressman, Chip Roy, the last question at Tuesday night's "Legislative Update and Q-and-A" at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in downtown Austin.Shackelford, in his blue Indivisible T-shirt, rea...

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