Beto O’Rourke Crashes Gov. Abbott’s Press Conference, Confronts Him About Guns

Photo from ABC News. By Terrance Turner May 25, 2022 Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to address last night's deadly shooting in Uvalde, TX. At around 11:30 yesterday morning, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX (a town about 85 miles west of San Antonio) and opened fire, … Continue reading Beto O’Rourke Crashes Gov. Abbott’s Press Conference, Confronts Him About Guns

Gov. Abbott Sparks Outrage (Again) After Latest Move

By Terrance Turner Feb. 23, 2022 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services yesterday, directing the agency to conduct "prompt and thorough investigation" of what he called "gender-transitioning procedures" for transgender youth. The move comes just a day after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a … Continue reading Gov. Abbott Sparks Outrage (Again) After Latest Move

Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

By Terrance Turner September 1, 2021 (updated Oct. 6) After the Supreme Court failed to act, a restrictive Texas abortion law has gone into effect. The law forbids abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before expectant mothers are even aware of the pregnancy. It makes no exceptions for rape or incest. (Supposedly, six weeks is … Continue reading Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

Texas Democrats Fly To D.C. Over Voter Restriction Bill — Which Passes Anyway (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner July 12, 2021 (updated Aug. 31, 2021) JUST IN: Despite weeks of wrangling and a dramatic Democratic walkout, the Texas Legislature has passed a voter restrictions bill. The bill now heads to the desk of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who says he will sign it. The news marks the end of a … Continue reading Texas Democrats Fly To D.C. Over Voter Restriction Bill — Which Passes Anyway (UPDATED)

Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment

Photo from the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner May 18, 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an executive order banning state governmental entities -- including cities, counties, school districts or officials -- from having mask mandates. Starting Friday, May 21, any government entity that tries to impose a mask mandate can face a fine … Continue reading Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment