Tag: Texas

Black man arrested on $100K bond for voting, and Texas GOP advances bill making it harder to vote

July 11, 2021
“The arrest and prosecution of Mr. Rogers should alarm all Texans,” said Andre Segura, legal director of the ACLU of Texas. “He waited in line for over six hours to vote to fulfill what he believed to be his civic duty, and is now locked up on a bail amount that most people could not afford. “He

Democrats stage mass walkout, prevent vote on Texas election law bill

May 31, 2021
Texas Democrats staged a mass walkout late Sunday night as a last-ditch effort to stave off a vote on a GOP “election integrity” initiative that would overhaul the state’s voting laws, reports said.  “Members, take your key and leave the chamber discreetly,” state Rep. Chris Turner, the Democratic caucus chair of the house, wrote in

Texas Republicans Finalize Major Bill of Voting Limits

May 29, 2021
Texas lawmakers on Saturday finished drafting a bill that would impose a raft of new voting restrictions, setting up the likely passage of what would be among the most far-reaching laws in Republicans’ nationwide drive to overhaul elections systems and limit voting.The bill would tighten what are already some of the country’s strictest voting laws,

Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: Cities

April 24, 2021
HOUSTON — Voting in the 2020 election presented Zoe Douglas with a difficult choice: As a therapist meeting with patients over Zoom late into the evening, she just wasn’t able to wrap up before polls closed during early voting.Then Harris County introduced 24-hour voting for a single day. At 11 p.m. on the Thursday before

Former Trump advisor says Texas power outages are consequence of electing Biden

February 21, 2021
The New York TimesCruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.Even by Washington standards, this has been a particularly shameless week. With millions of Texans freezing in their homes, Sen. Ted Cruz fled to a Mexican beach, offering his constituents little more than the political cliché of wanting to be a “good dad.” (Apparently,

Dangerous Deep Freeze in Texas – BillMoyers.com

February 19, 2021
A man braves subzero cold as he walks down a street in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, following a powerful snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Indiana. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)February 16, 2021 History was in the news today in three very different ways. First up is the

Texas woman allegedly slugs cop trying to impound pot belly pig

November 20, 2020
A Texas woman was arrested Monday for allegedly punching a police officer who was trying to impound her pot belly pig, a report said. Arianna Swenson, 34, was charged with assaulting a public servant over the alleged attack on Hooks Police Officer Cole Ogden, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by TXK Today. Ogden

Texas inmates enlisted to carry bodies at morgue amid COVID-19 surge

November 16, 2020
Inmates in Texas are reportedly being used to help the El Paso County Medical Examiner’s office handle the influx of bodies as coronavirus cases surge in the area. Several El Paso County inmates were spotted at the ME’s office on Saturday by a photographer with The Texas Tribune. The inmates were dressed in PPE gear

Nurse describes ‘horrific’ conditions inside El Paso, Texas, hospital

November 16, 2020
A traveling nurse on assignment in Texas described “horrific” conditions for patients with COVID-19 as hospitals reach max capacity amid a dramatic surge in local cases. Among the most shocking claims made by registered nurse Lawanna Rivers about her time working at the University Medical Center in El Paso is the existence of a room

Missing camper’s body found in Texas creek, family says

November 11, 2020
A missing Kentucky man’s family believes his body has been recovered from a Texas creek. Benjamin Cowley, 30, of St. Matthew, Kentucky, was last seen Nov. 4 on a raft near a campsite at Lake O’ the Pines in Marion County, Texas, the Longview News-Journal reported. “The raft turned up the next day without him,”
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