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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Democratic candidates jockey to run in Texas districts once considered GOP locks

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

There is perhaps no better example of the changed political landscape in Texas than the 10th Congressional District, stretching from West Austin to the Houston suburbs, where Democrats are already lining up to challenge incumbent Michael McCaul, the...

Is the Texas Legislature doing enough for English learners in HB 3?

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

Although it is considered a landmark piece of legislation that would make several necessary updates to the state’s school finance system, House Bill 3 would not change the funding weight for hundreds of thousands of non-native English speaking studen...

After Statesman's open records lawsuit, state to review handling of day care deaths

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

The state child protection agency is reviewing its investigations into the deaths of three infants in day cares, saying it might have incorrectly cleared caregivers who neglected the children before they died.The Department of Family and Protective S...

Capitol conundrum: Should Texas change how judges are elected?

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

To get elected and re-elected to office, many Texas judges seek campaign contributions from lawyers and law firms that might have business before their courts, undermining public confidence in their rulings and the goal of impartial justice.But while...

Has the Texas Legislature dropped the ball on English learners?

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

Although it is considered a landmark piece of legislation that would make several necessary updates to the state’s school finance system, House Bill 3 would not increase funding for hundreds of thousands of non-native English speaking students, accor...

Texas Digest: Gun stash puts retired Army officer in prison

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

TEXARKANA Retired Army officer gets prison in gun case A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and convicted felon must serve 18 months in federal prison for having dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Robert D. Whittington III was se...

Following Statesman's open records lawsuit, state to review handling of day care deaths

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

The state child protection agency is reviewing its investigations into the deaths of three infants who died in day cares, saying it may have incorrectly cleared caregivers who neglected the children before they died.The Department of Family and Prote...

Lawsuit claims Lakeway man fleeced $8 million from investors

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

An Austin-area man is at the center of an alleged investment scam that bilked about $8 million from a handful of private financial trusts and individuals, under the guise that their money was being used to fund short-term, high-interest commercial lo...

Following open records lawsuit, state to review handling of day care deaths

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

The state child protection agency is reviewing its investigations into the deaths of three infants who died in day cares, saying it may have incorrectly cleared caregivers who neglected the children before they died.The Department of Family and Prote...

PolitiFact: Comparing Barr’s summary of Mueller's findings to the redacted report

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

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr issued a four-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s key findings nearly a month before publicly releasing an estimated 400-page redacted version of Mueller’s report.Now that the report is public, here’s broa...

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