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House to Abbott: School Choice Is Dead For Now

Despite being the top legislative priority of Gov. Greg Abbott, school choice legislation appears all but dead in the Texas House. Abbott had been optimistic about the chances of the legislation passing as recently as Wednesday morning. He told reporters, “We are on...

Ken Paxton Continues Endorsing Candidates for Texas House

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is ramping up his involvement in the upcoming Republican primary election, endorsing three additional candidates for the Texas House. In House District 1, Paxton endorsed Dale Huls over incumbent State Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R–New...

Texas House is Frozen as Quorum is Busted

The Texas House is at a standstill with just days left in the third special session, as for the second day in a row the chamber has lacked a quorum. When attendance was taken Tuesday morning, only 77 of the chamber’s 150 members registered as present. The chamber’s...

Texas A&M’s Interim President Historically Promotes DEI

As controversies swept Texas A&M last summer over the prospective hiring of a DEI advocate as the university’s journalism director, several changes to university leadership followed.  Mark Welsh was appointed as the university’s interim president following the...

Abbott Says He Has Struck Deal on School Choice with Dade Phelan

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the expansion of the special session agenda. He said this decision “follows productive discussions” with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan. “Working with Speaker Phelan and his House leadership team, the Speaker and I...

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Republican Party of Texas Endorses Local Candidates

As Texans are heading to the polls to vote in state and local elections, the Republican Party of Texas announced the endorsements of 11 city and school board candidates on the November ballot. Candidates backed by the RPT also received endorsements from their local...

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Another Candidate Challenges State Rep. John Kuempel

A new challenger has stepped into the race for House District 44, attempting to unseat incumbent Republican State Rep. John Kuempel.  Born and raised in the Schertz/Cibolo area, David Freimarck told Texas Scorecard he is gaining support for his campaign in Guadalupe...

Legislation Filed to Reform Texas’ Impeachment Process

In the wake of the House’s highly criticized impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton, one lawmaker has filed a proposition to reform the impeachment process. State Rep. Travis Clardy (R–Nacogdoches) has filed House Joint Resolution 8, which seeks to amend the state...