AUSTIN, Texas - The first new state Senate map drawn to take into account population shifts identified under the 2020 Census has been published. The author of the new plan is state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, chair of the Senate...
With the Texas Legislature gaveled back in for legislative overtime, the House and Senate have each revealed their opening bids in the GOP’s push to enact new voting restrictions, finding common ground on proposals to narrow local control of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - State Rep. Alex Dominguez says he would prefer being home working and spending quality time with his two-year old son than spending a month in Washington, D.C.  However, the Brownsville Democrat says he has an obligation to...
Every legislative session is different. With such a big state, we never know what challenges we will have to address. This past session, addressing the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on our economy, our schools, our healthcare system, and...
AUSTIN, Texas - The vast majority of state lawmakers from South Texas in the House of Representatives are Democrat and they vote more conservatively than their colleagues from other parts of Texas. And the two state representatives from South Texas...
On Monday, the Texas Legislature adjourned the 87th Regular Session. Since we only meet for 140 days every-odd numbered year there are always many issues to address.  We started this session in January to address the impact the Coronavirus pandemic...
THE NEW YORK TIMES — The battle among Texas lawmakers over a bill that would impose some of the strictest limits in the nation on voting access escalated Monday as Democrats and Republicans vowed that they would not back...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S., leaving Republicans with no...
Greetings. The intention of this letter is state that the Hidalgo County Farm Bureau’s board of directors is opposed to SB 2185, relating to the dissolution of Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3, for the reasons stated below. The original...
Senate Bill 2185 relates to the procedures for the dissolution of Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3. It would transfer the assets and liabilities to the City of McAllen. The water district, quite frankly, has outgrown its purpose. The...

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