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February 13, 2024

New Texas Energy Dashboard Maps Future Production and Demand

AUSTIN, TX — In a major development for Texas’ energy policy and planning, Texas 2036 has launched a new interactive tool offering key insights into the future of the Lone Star State’s energy landscape.

From Agility PR

By Texas 2036

February 20, 2024

Amanda Edwards Casts Her Ballot in Acres Homes, Emphasizing Connection to Community

February 20, 2024, Houston, TX - Today, at 8:00 a.m., Democratic candidate for Congress, Amanda Edwards, cast her early vote at the Acres Homes Multi Service Center surrounded by family, friends, and a diverse group of supporters. Amanda’s family has lived in the Acres Homes Community for generations. Her decision to vote early in Acres Homes underscores her dedication to the community and its significance in her life and campaign.

From Amanda Edwards for Congress

February 22, 2024

Nearly Neck And Neck, Edwards Within Striking Distance of Defeating 30 Year Incumbent Jackson Lee In Democratic Primary

February 22, 2024, Houston, TX – The University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs newly released poll shows a close race for Congressional District 18, with former Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards nearly neck-and-neck with incumbent Jackson Lee. This development comes on the heels of Congresswoman Jackson Lee's disappointing performance in the 2023 Houston mayoral race, Edwards outraising Lee 10:1 in the last reporting period, and Edwards earning high profile endorsements from the Harris County Young Democrats, Harris County Chapter of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, and former District 18 Congressman Craig Washington, among many others.

From Amanda Edwards for Congress

February 1, 2024

Severe Case of Underfunded Retired State Employee Benefits

Arlington, VA - The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pleased to announce the release of the 6th iteration of “Other Post-Employment Benefit (OPEB) Liabilities,” an annual report demonstrating the need for continued reform for states hoping to stay solvent without substantially increasing taxes. Current unfunded state OPEB liabilities are more than $1.14 trillion or roughly $3,500 for every American man, woman, and child.

From American Legislative Exchange Council

February 1, 2024

The Associated Republicans of Texas Announces Endorsement of Cindi Bulla in Texas House District 87

Austin, TX – Today, the Associated Republicans of Texas (ART) endorsed Cindi Bulla for Texas House District 87. ART supports pro-business, conservative Republicans, and Cindi Bulla will represent those values in the Texas House.

From Associated Republicans of Texas

February 8, 2024

Buckingham Backs Hagenbuch

DENTON TX – Brent Hagenbuch, conservative Republican candidate for Texas Senate District 30, the seat being left vacant by the announced retirement of Senator Drew Springer, released the following statement:

From Blakemore & Associates

February 15, 2024

Patrick Issues FAKE SLATE Warning

HOUSTON TX – Texas Lieutenant Governor and Chairman of Donald Trump’s 2024 Texas Campaign, Dan Patrick released the following statement:

From Blakemore & Associates

February 20, 2024

Trump Endorses Brent Hagenbuch

DENTON TX – Brent Hagenbuch, conservative Republican candidate for Texas Senate District 30, the seat being left vacant by the announced retirement of Senator Drew Springer, released the following statement:

From Blakemore & Associates

February 19, 2024

Patrick Releases Endorsements Ahead of Early Voting

HOUSTON TX – Texas Lieutenant Governor and conservative Republican candidate for re-election, Dan Patrick released the following statement:

From Blakemore & Associates

February 15, 2024

Patrick Joins Abbott in House Endorsements

HOUSTON TX – Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released the following statement: “I’m proud to join Governor Abbott in endorsing these fine candidates for Texas House. I believe the Texas House needs new leadership and a fresh crop of new members.

From Blakemore & Associates

February 16, 2024

Patrick Endorses in Open House Seats

HOUSTON TX – Texas Lieutenant Governor and conservative Republican candidate for re-election, Dan Patrick released the following statement:

From Blakemore & Associates

February 10, 2024

U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE, REP. CARL OSCAR SHERMAN, PROVIDES COMMENTS FOLLOWING CANCELLATION OF PRIMARY DEBATE

DALLAS, TX–—This afternoon, after receiving news of the cancellation of the only scheduled televised primary debate, United States Senate Candidate, Rep. Carl Oscar Sherman, provided the following statement:

From Carl Oscar Sherman for U.S. Senate

February 26, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Tony Gonzales, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp to Celebrate Grand Opening of Texas A&M-San Antonio Research Laboratory

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS– On Tuesday, February 27, Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) will join Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp and Texas A&M-San Antonio President Salvador Hector Ochoa for the grand opening of a new research lab housing the state-of-the-art genomics lab equipment secured by Congressman Gonzales through federal appropriations.

From Congressman Tony Gonzales - 23rd District of Texas

February 23, 2024

Congresswoman Crockett Introduces Rural Housing Voucher Enhancement Act to Strengthen Affordable Housing Support in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) introduced the Rural Housing Voucher Enhancement Act, a bill that would make needed improvements to the current Rural Housing Voucher Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

From Congresswoman Jasmine Crocket - District 30

February 21, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Harris County Flood Control District to Break Ground on Meyergrove Stormwater Detention Basin

Houston, TX—On Thursday, February 22, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will join Harris County Flood Control District and local leaders to break ground on the Meyergrove Detention Basin. They will address and take questions from the press. The Meyergrove Detention Basin is a stormwater detention basin that will provide the conveyance of more than 27 million gallons of stormwater away from nearby residences, commercial buildings, and roadways.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 20, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Harris County Flood Control District to Break Ground on Meyergrove Stormwater Detention Basin

Houston, TX—On Thursday, February 22, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will join Harris County Flood Control District and local leaders to break ground on the Meyergrove Detention Basin. The Meyergrove Detention Basin is a stormwater detention basin that will provide the conveyance of more than 27 million gallons of stormwater away from nearby residences, commercial buildings, and roadways. They will address and take questions from the press.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 7, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on House Failure to Pass Israel-Only Funding Bill

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after the House failed to pass the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024, H.R. 6126.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

January 31, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Tax Relief for Houston Families and Businesses

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, H.R. 7024, to enhance the Child Tax Credit and support local businesses.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 16, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Colin Allred Lead Effort Urging FTC To Investigate Texas Medicaid Software Glitches

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led a letter with 8 of their colleagues in the Texas Democratic Delegation to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan urging an investigation allegations of deceptive and unfair trade practices in connection with Medicaid eligibility determinations in Texas

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 6, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against H.Res. 863, a resolution to impeach U.S. Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 26, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2024 Service Academy Nominees

Houston, TX—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the nominees for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Last week, she hosted a reception with the nominees celebrating their achievements.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 29, 2024

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Houston OB/GYN Fighting Texas Abortion Ban at State of the Union

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that she will host Houston OB/GYN Dr. Damla Karsan as her guest at the State of the Union address on Thursday, March 7th. A resident of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, Dr. Karsan is an OB/GYN and one of two physician plaintiffs in Zurawski v. State of Texas, a case before the Texas Supreme Court brought forward by 22 women who were denied abortion care in the face of severe and dangerous pregnancy complications.

From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

February 26, 2024

Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute Hosting the Texas Life Sciences Summit 2024

Austin, Texas – February 26, 2024 - Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI) will host the first-ever Texas Life Sciences Summit, set to take place on Tuesday, April 2, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. The event is co-hosted by Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and presented by Lyda Hill Philanthropies. The summit provides the Texas life science community a unique opportunity to come together to network and collaborate with state leaders for the continued growth and development of this important Texas industry.

From Crosswind Media and Public Relations

February 13, 2024

Hopkins County Republican Stalwart Heath Hyde Officially Endorses Representative-Elect Jill Dutton

Today, Heath Hyde, a long-time Sulphur Springs attorney and former candidate in the House District 2 special election, has endorsed Republican Representative-Elect Jill Dutton in her primary election to retain her recently won House District 2 seat. Hyde is a strong conservative, well-respected attorney in Hopkins County, and a staunch supporter of our local schools.

From Dutton for Texas

February 12, 2024

Sandow Lakes Energy Company, LLC Announces Agreement to Construct a 1200 Net MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Sandow Lakes Ranch in the Texas Triangle

Sandow Lakes Energy Company, LLC today announced its plans to pursue the construction of a 1200-megawatt, ultra-efficient, natural gas-fueled power plant. The plant, located on Sandow Lakes property in Lee County Texas, will be developed and owned by a Sandow Lakes Energy Company, LLC, subsidiary and will operate within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The plant will be capable of serving over 800,000 homes. Construction is expected to begin in 2025, with the plant generating power by 2028.

From Hillco Partners

By Shadow Lakes Energy Company, LLC

February 21, 2024

Cornyn: Texas Juvenile Justice Dept to Receive $825K to Reduce Youth Incarceration

AUSTIN – The Texas Juvenile Justice Department will receive a federal grant of $825,000 to reduce youth incarceration rates and expand access to community-based support systems for justice-involved youth across the state, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today:

From John Cornyn - United States Senator for Texas

February 2, 2024

Cornyn: Austin Area to Receive $14M to Reduce Homelessness

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after several recipients in the Austin area were awarded federal grants totaling $14,367,281 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program to provide housing assistance and support services for individuals, families, minors, and domestic violence survivors experiencing homelessness:

From John Cornyn - United States Senator for Texas

February 28, 2024

Cornyn Hosts Fentanyl Crisis Roundtable with Hays CISD Superintendent in D.C.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Law Enforcement Caucus Co-Chair John Cornyn (R-TX) hosted a roundtable yesterday on the fentanyl and xylazine crises with Co-Chair Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) to discuss their Fentanyl Safe Testing and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act and hear from law enforcement officers, public health leaders, and Hays Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright about their experiences with the fentanyl epidemic. Last year, Dr. Wright moderated a roundtable Sen. Cornyn held at Johnson High School in Hays CISD after the school district lost several students to fentanyl poisoning. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below and see photo attached.

From John Cornyn - United States Senator for Texas

February 23, 2024

Karthik for Texas campaign Announces Major Endorsements, including US Congressman Ro Khanna, in Bid for Texas State Senate District 15

Houston, Texas – Feb. 22nd, 2024 – The campaign of Karthik Soora, candidate for Texas State Senate District 15, is proud to announce a significant surge in endorsements from notable figures and organizations across the political spectrum, underscoring the widespread support for Soora's vision for a more progressive, inclusive, and sustainable Texas in Texas SD-15.

From Karthik for Texas

February 29, 2024

MALC RESPONDS TO S.B. 4 VICTORY IN FEDERAL COURT

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Today, U.S. District Judge David Ezra delivered a favorable ruling on the preliminary injunction of Senate Bill 4 (S.B. 4), which is now temporarily blocked from going into effect on March 5, 2024. The State is expected to appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

February 21, 2024

MALC DENOUNCES KEN PAXTON’S POLITICAL EXPLOITATION OF CATHOLIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Catholic nonprofit Annunciation House is in a legal battle with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over demands for immediate release of extensive documentation about its immigrant clients in El Paso.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

February 2, 2024

TX CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 26 CANDIDATE LUISA DEL ROSAL RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY

FEBRUARY 2, 2024—Luisa del Rosal–the commonsense conservative candidate for Congressional District 26—today released her comprehensive foreign policy plan to ensure America’s military, intelligence, and diplomatic strategies work seamlessly to meet the ever-evolving state of global affairs in 2024 and beyond.

From Murphy NASICA

February 29, 2024

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ON FORMER CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER BRIAN MULRONEY

DALLAS, TEXAS – Laura and I are saddened to hear that Brian Mulroney has passed away. He was smart and charming, fun and kind. He had a beautiful voice and a beautiful wife, Mila.

From OGWB

February 19, 2024

U.S. Congressman James Clyburn and Houston City Controller Chris Hollins Issue Statements on Misleading Mailer by Shawn Thierry Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC and HOUSTON – U.S. Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) and Houston City Controller Chris Hollins released the following statements regarding the unauthorized and misleading use of their photos in a mailer and other campaign materials by the Shawn Thierry Campaign for Texas State House District 146:

From Press Office of Chris Hollins

February 14, 2024

STATEMENT: Progress Texas Endorses “Connect the Grid Act”

TEXAS – Record-breaking heat waves and winter storms are Texas’ new normal. Climate change, coupled with extreme state mismanagement from officials who put profit before people, are literally leaving Texans in the cold (and sweltering heat). More weather disasters will come, and we need to be prepared.

From Progress Texas

February 1, 2024

PUCT Closes ‘Phase One’ of Blueprint for Grid Reliability Improvement Projects, Continues Focus on Second Phase of Market Reforms

Austin, Texas – The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) today closed two projects opened in 2021 to implement reliability improvements for the Texas electric grid.

From Public Utility Commission of Texas

February 1, 2024

Public Utility Commission of Texas Names Connie Corona Interim Executive Director

Austin, Texas – The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) today appointed Connie Corona as the agency’s Interim Executive Director. She has worked at the PUCT for 12 years, most recently serving as Deputy Executive Director since 2020.

From Public Utility Commission of Texas

February 13, 2024

Changes to Election Law Require New Disclosures in Judicial Races

AUSTIN, Texas – With early voting for the March 5 primary elections beginning on Feb. 20, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) is working to raise awareness about changes in Texas election laws impacting judicial candidates.

From ROSS Communications Inc.

February 9, 2024

Sen. Eckhardt Condemns State Leadership's Christian Nationalist

Yesterday, news broke of an FBI investigation and subsequent arrest of three men with intent to travel to our Texas border to kill U.S. Border Patrol agents and immigrants inspired by the increasingly incendiary language from state leadership. On the heels of more alarming revelations from last weekend's "border convoy,"

From Senator Sarah Eckhardt SD-14

February 14, 2024

ICYMI: Fox News Reports on Sen. Cruz-Led Letter Calling for DOJ to Investigate UN Fundraising Group for Hamas Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Fox News reports that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his colleagues will write to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland this week urging the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into UNRWA USA, a U.S.-based non-profit that raises funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), for providing material support for terrorism.

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 20, 2024

ICYMI: Failed Senate Border Deal Provided Political Camouflage for Democrats Instead of Addressing the Humanitarian and Security Crisis

Houston, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote an op-ed that appeared over the weekend in the Houston Chronicle.

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 16, 2024

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement After Russian Regime Announces Death of Dissident Alexei Navalny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) , a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after Russia announced the death of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny:

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 21, 2024

ICYMI: WSJ Op-Ed: “Let Terror Victims Sue UNRWA”

HOUSTON, Texas – The Wall Street Journal last week published an opinion by Eugene Kontorovich, a professor at George Mason University Scalia Law School and a scholar at the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Policy Forum, calling for Congress to create a terrorism exception in laws governing immunity for international organizations. The article noted that Sen. Cruz is currently circulating such a bill.

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 23, 2024

Cruz, Cornyn Issue Joint Statement on Closure of Rio Grande Sugarcane Mill, Mexico’s Failure to Fulfill Water Treaty Obligations

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and John Cornyn (R-Texas) issued a statement today in response to news that the Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.’s sugarcane mill will close amid acute water shortages.

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 26, 2024

Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation to Ban Central Bank Digital Currencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined by Sens. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), today filed legislation to halt efforts by the Biden administration to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC):

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 28, 2024

Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Biden Administration from Waiving Anti-Terrorism Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, filed legislation today to prohibit the U.S. government from suspending anti-terrorism restrictions to send foreign aid to the Gaza Strip or the West Bank. The Terminating Unlawful Negligence and Nullifying Exemptions and Licenses to Sanctions (TUNNELS) Act of 2024, rescinds the licenses employed by the Biden administration to channel U.S. aid through international and non-governmental organizations to Gaza, and prevents these licenses from being reissued.

From Senator Ted Cruz Press Office

February 6, 2024

Sierra Club Presses Court to Prevent LNG Construction on Wetlands

Brownsville, TX – On Friday, the Sierra Club and partner organizations filed a motion to stay with the D.C. Circuit Court to prevent construction from happening at the proposed Rio Grande LNG facility site in Brownsville. The Sierra Club is currently fighting the federal permit approvals for the facility and related Rio Bravo pipeline in the same court.

From Sierra Club

February 21, 2024

Texas Business and Property Owners Seeing $4.5 Billion Yearly Savings Thanks to SB 2 and SB 3

Austin, TX – In the 2nd called Special Session of the 88th Legislature in 2023, Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) passed SB 2, which provided historic property tax reductions, and SB 3, which doubled the franchise tax exemption taking around 67,000 Texas small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) off the franchise tax roll, and eliminated the requirement to file a ‘No Tax Due’ form. SB 3 also eliminated the administrative burden of filing a ‘No Tax Due’ franchise tax return for 2.178 million SMBs. Senator Bettencourt was the author of SB 2 and SB 3, which were sponsored in the House by Representatives Myer and Geren, respectively, and passed the Senate unanimously and in the House by large margins.

From State of Texas - Texas Senate

By Senator Paul Bettencourt - SD 7

February 5, 2024

Dade Phelan Announces Inaugural Round of Endorsements, Strong Local Support for Re-Election Campaign

Beaumont, TX – Today, conservative State Representative and Speaker of the Texas House Dade Phelan proudly announced an inaugural round of local and state endorsements for his re-election campaign. In a demonstration of his broad support within House District 21, Speaker Phelan has earned the backing of a wide range of influential community leaders and organizations throughout Southeast Texas.

From Texans for Dale

By Speaker of the House Dade Phelan

February 5, 2024

Governor Abbott Stumps For Wharton, Shofner Campaigns For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today called on Texans to support Trey Warton for House District 12 and Joanne Shofner for House District 11 during campaign stops in Brenham and Nacogdoches, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 11, 2024

Governor Abbott Rallies Support For Bonnen, Gerdes Campaigns For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday urged Texans to support Dr. Greg Bonnen for re-election to House District 24 and Representative Stan Gerdes for re-election to House District 17 at campaign stops in League City and Bastrop, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 10, 2024

Governor Abbott Calls On Texans To Support Bradley, LaHood, Troxclair For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday joined Stormy Bradley, Marc LaHood, and Representative Ellen Troxclair for campaign stops in San Angelo, San Antonio, and Boerne, respectively, to urge Texans to support them in their bids for election to the Texas House of Representatives.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

January 31, 2024

Governor Abbott Boosts Support For Representative Hull In Jersey Village

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today joined Representative Lacey Hull on the campaign trail to strengthen support for her re-election campaign to House District 138.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 3, 2024

Governor Abbott Rallies Behind Fairly, Klick, Shaheen Campaigns For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday urged Texans to rally behind Caroline Fairly for House District 87, Representative Stephanie Klick for House District 91, and Representative Matt Shaheen for House District 66 during campaign stops in Amarillo, North Richland Hills, and Frisco, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 15, 2024

Governor Abbott Bolsters Support For McLaughlin, Schoolcraft For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday bolstered support for Don McLaughlin for House District 80 and Alan Schoolcraft for House District 44 at campaign stops in Pleasanton and Cibolo, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 15, 2024

Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Support Wilson, Holt For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today encouraged Texans to support Representative Terry Wilson for re-election to House District 20 and Janis Holt for House District 18 at campaign events in Cedar Park and Lumberton, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 14, 2024

Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Support Bumgarner, Dyson For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday rallied support for Representative Ben Bumgarner for re-election to House District 63 and Paul Dyson for House District 14 at campaign stops in Roanoke and College Station, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 21, 2024

Governor Abbott Stumps For Troxclair, LaHood, Jetton For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday campaigned for Representative Ellen Troxclair for re-election to House District 19, Marc LaHood for House District 121, and Representative Jacey Jetton for re-election to House District 26 at Get Out the Vote events in Bee Cave, San Antonio, and Katy, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 25, 2024

Governor Abbott Mobilizes Texans To Vote For Conservative Leaders To Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday mobilized Texans to vote for Representative Ben Bumgarner for re-election to House District 63, Representative Lynn Stucky for re-election to House District 64, Representative Kronda Thimesch for re-election to House District 65, Chris Spencer for election to House District 1, and Janis Holt for election to House District 18 at Get Out The Vote events in Bartonville, Texarkana, and Cleveland, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 2, 2024

Governor Abbott Bolsters Support For Olcott, Spiller, Stucky For Election To Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday encouraged Texans to support Mike Olcott for House District 60, Representative David Spiller for House District 68, and Representative Lynn Stucky for House District 64 during campaign stops in Mineral Wells, Jacksboro, and Decatur, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 26, 2024

Governor Abbott Energizes Voters At Schoolcraft, Bauknight, Jetton Campaign Stops

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today urged Texans to vote for Alan Schoolcraft for House District 44, Jeff Bauknight for House District 30, and Representative Jacey Jetton for re-election to House District 26 at Get Out The Vote events in Seguin, Victoria, and Katy, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 23, 2024

Governor Abbott Bolsters Support For Klick, Capriglione, Wharton, Kamkar For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday campaigned for Representative Stephanie Klick for re-election to House District 91 and Representative Giovanni Capriglione for re-election to House District 98, Trey Wharton for election to House District 12, and Alex Kamkar for election to House District 29 at Get Out the Vote events in North Richland Hills, Huntsville, and Pearland, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 27, 2024

Governor Abbott Boosts Support For Hickland, Kerwin, Case Campaigns For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today boosted support for Hillary Hickland for House District 55, Helen Kerwin for House District 58, and Liz Case for House District 71 at Get Out The Vote events in Killeen, Burleson, and Abilene, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 22, 2024

Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Vote For Leach, Noble, Shaheen, Curry For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday encouraged Texans to vote for Representative Jeff Leach for re-election to House District 67, Representative Candy Noble for re-election to House District 89, Representative Matt Shaheen for re-election to House District 66, and Pat Curry for House District 56 during two Get Out the Vote events in Allen and Waco.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 29, 2024

Governor Abbott Calls On Texans To Vote Early For Spencer, Troxclair, LaHood For Texas House

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday called on Texans to vote for Chris Spencer for House District 1, Representative Ellen Troxclair for re-election to House District 19, and Marc LaHood for House District 121 at Get Out The Vote events in Paris, Fredericksburg, and San Antonio, respectively.

From Texans for Greg Abbott

February 13, 2024

David Leebron Named Incoming President and CEO of Texas 2036

AUSTIN, TX — The nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization Texas 2036 announced today that former Rice University President David Leebron will join the organization as its new president and CEO. An esteemed leader and legal scholar, Leebron brings over 20 years of proven experience building impactful organizations at the highest levels. He will succeed Margaret Spellings, former Secretary of Education.

From Texas 2036

February 20, 2024

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate resident tuition and schoolwide, required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund® before the close of the current general enrollment period on Feb. 29.*

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

February 22, 2024

Craft Brewers, State Legislators Team up for Inaugural Texas Craft Brewers Cup Legislative Pro-Am Competition

AUSTIN, Texas (February 22, 2024) — The Texas Craft Brewers Guild extends its congratulations to Representative Lacey Hull and Senate Avenue Brewing Company of Jersey Village, TX, for clinching the Gold Medal in the inaugural Texas Craft Brewers Cup Legislative Pro-Am beer competition with their House District 138 Mexican Chocolate Stout.

From Texas Craft Brewers Guild

February 22, 2024

New Report Highlights Persistent and Ongoing Racial Disparities in Harris County’s Use of the Death Penalty

Houston, TX—Today, Texas Defender Service, a nonprofit organization, released a new report titled Arbitrary and Capricious: Examining Racial Disparities in Harris County’s Pursuit of Death Sentences, highlighting egregious and persistent racial disparities in Harris County’s use of the death penalty.

From Texas Defender Service

February 21, 2024

NEW: Trump’s Unhinged Immigration Plans Include Military-run Detention Camps, Raids, and Challenging Birthright Citizenship

AUSTIN, Texas – A new deep-dive by the Washington Post provides a glimpse into Donald Trump’s authoritative immigration plans for 2025. Allies and spokespeople for Trump’s campaign reaffirm that his policies will draw parallels to his past deportation efforts, model Eisenhower-era immigration enforcement operations, and utilize the U.S. Military to enforce immigration measures.

From Texas Democrats

February 20, 2024

POLLS ARE OPEN: Early Voting for the March 5th Primary Begins Today

AUSTIN, Texas – Today marks the first day of early voting in the March 5th Primary Election. 2024 is set to be the most important election in recent history, and to prepare for this moment – the Texas Democratic Party has taken significant operational measures ahead of the Primary to recruit and assist candidates, increase turnout, and support Texas voters.

From Texas Democrats

February 16, 2024

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ted Cruz Abandoned Freezing Texans for Sunny Cancún During Deadly Winter Storm Uri

AUSTIN, Texas – Three years ago, during the most significant winter weather event in recent state history, Ted Cruz flew first class out of Houston for warmer waters in Cancún, MX – while millions of Texans were left freezing and hundreds died.

From Texas Democrats

February 15, 2024

Republican Party of Texas Chair Matt Rinaldi Endorses Pedophilic Enabler Jared Woodfill for State House

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

From Texas Democrats

February 1, 2024

Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair Shay Wyrick-Cathey and Treasurer Odus Evbagharu Issue Statement on First Day of Black History Month

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair Shay Wyrick-Cathey and Treasurer Odus Evbagharu issued the following statements to commemorate the first day of Black History Month:

From Texas Democrats

February 7, 2024

ICYMI: FBI Arrests Alleged MAGA Sniper Plotting Attack on Southern Border

AUSTIN, Texas – Greg Abbott’s physical blockade of Shelby Park and other locations along the Texas Southern border has gained support from dozens of MAGA Republican elected officials – and armed, white nationalist militias. A Tennessee man was arrested by the FBI for trying to sell an unregistered AK-47 suppressor.

From Texas Democrats

February 29, 2024

RELEASE: President Biden and Trump's Same-Day Border Visit Spotlight Texas' Key Role in 2024 Election

AUSTIN, Texas – Today, President Joe Biden and Donald Trump will visit two separate regions of the southern border – showcasing that Texas remains at the forefront of the national political landscape for the 2024 election cycle.

From Texas Democrats

February 29, 2024

John Cornyn is Unfit to Serve as Senate Republican Leader

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issues a statement in response to Texas Senator John Cornyn’s Candidacy for Senate Republican Leader:

From Texas Democrats

February 23, 2024

REP. GENE WU TO HOST BLOOD, BONE MARROW, & ORGAN DONATION DAY EVENT & PRESS CONFERENCE

(Houston, TX) - On Monday, February 26, 2024, State Representative Gene Wu, LifeGift, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), and the Chinese Community Center will host a donation drive in celebration of Blood, Bone Marrow, and Organ Donation Day in Texas.

From Texas House of Representatives

By Representative Gene Wu - District 137

February 8, 2024

Representative Lalani’s Statement on Austin Stabbing of Palestinian-American

SUGAR LAND, TX – Representative Suleman Lalani, M.D. (D-Sugar Land) condemns the stabbing of a young Palestinian-American in Austin on February 4, 2024.

From Texas House of Representatives

By Dr. Suleman Lalani - State Representative District 76

February 12, 2024

STATE REP. GENE WU TO HOST BLOOD, BONE MARROW, & ORGAN DONATION DAY EVENT

(Houston, TX) - On Monday, February 26, 2024, State Representative Gene Wu, LifeGift, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), and the Chinese Community Center will host a donation drive in celebration of Blood, Bone Marrow, and Organ Donation Day in Texas.

From Texas House of Representatives

By Representative Gene Wu - District 137

February 24, 2024

Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers Statement on CROWN Act Ruling

(TEXAS) - Today, to the disappointment of lawmakers and community advocates, the courts ruled against Darryl George, a Barbers Hill High School student who has faced relentless disciplinary actions for the length of his natural hair. The Texas Legislative Black Caucus continues to stand with Mr. George to ensure no student is unjustly targeted or discriminated against for embracing their cultural identity and heritage.

From Texas House of Representatives

By Representative Rhetta Andres Bowers - HD 113

February 21, 2024

After Viral Video, Talarico Calls on School Districts to Reject School Chaplains

AUSTIN, TX – Today, Representative James Talarico called on school districts across the state to vote against replacing school counselors with untrained, unsupervised religious chaplains. All school boards in Texas are required to vote on whether they will employ chaplains by March 1st, per Senate Bill 763.

From Texas House of Representatives

By Representative James Talarico

February 26, 2024

Texas Lobby Guide Announces Grand Relaunch

Austin, TX – Texas Lobby Guide is excited to announce the grand relaunch of our platform, formerly known as the Online Texas Lobby Guide! After undergoing a substantial transformation, we are thrilled to invite you to explore the exciting changes we've made.

From Texas Lobby Guide

February 5, 2024

TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION MEETING

AUSTIN — The Texas Lottery Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at 10 a.m. The meeting will take place in Room 4.300 of the George H.W. Bush State Office Building in Austin. Members of the public are invited to attend or may view a livestream video of the meeting.

From Texas Lottery Commission

February 12, 2024

Texas Nurses Association Announces 2024 Leaders & Legends of Texas Nursing Honorees

Austin, TX —The Texas Nurses Association is pleased to announce the 2024 Leaders & Legends of Texas Nursing. Presented every other year, this prestigious award recognizes those who have contributed significantly to the association’s mission, vision and purpose.

From Texas Nurses Association

February 29, 2024

Scammers Are Disguising Themselves as Unrelated Parties to Gain Trust, Defraud the Public

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to stop a fraudulent securities scheme that allegedly spoofs an unrelated third party. The order accuses the promoters of using this tactic to defraud the public through an offering of illegal investments tied to mining precious metals and digital assets.

From Texas State Securities Board

February 23, 2024

Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus Urges Against Voting for and Supporting Representative Shawn Thierry (D-Houston)

The Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus has taken an unprecedented stance by issuing a statement advising against voting for and ultimately supporting Representative Shawn Thierry (D-Houston) in the upcoming Democratic primary for House District 146.

From Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus

February 13, 2024

Texas Once Again Leads the Nation in Truck Bottlenecks

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Transportation Research Institute today released its 13th annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America, and 13 Texas locations made the top 100, including nine in the Houston metropolitan area.

From Texas Trucking Association

February 14, 2024

TWC Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

AUSTIN – In celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recognizes the value of CTE programs and the achievements of students who pursue high-skill technical careers in more than 750 unique occupations across the state.

From Texas Workforce Commission

February 1, 2024

REPORT: Texas gets failing grade for privacy law

AUSTIN – Texas received a failing grade for protecting consumers’ data, finds The State of Privacy, a new scorecard report from TexPIRG Education Fund and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Of the 14 states that have passed consumer privacy laws, 6 including Texas received Fs, and none received an A.

From TexPIRG

February 20, 2024

A Statement from Senator Morgan LaMantia & Chairman R.D. ‘Bobby’ Guerra on the Inaugural COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day Celebration

AUSTIN, TX - Senator Morgan LaMantia (D-Palm Valley) and State Representative R.D. “Bobby” Guerra (D-McAllen) issued the following statement announcing the Inaugural COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day Celebration on March 4, 2024.

From The Legislature of the State of Texas

By Chairman Bobby Guerra, HD041

February 22, 2024

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement Appointing Sen. Tan Parker to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Council

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today upon naming Sen. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, to the Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council. Sen. Parker will serve as co-chair of the council:

From The State of Texas Lieutenant Governor

By Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

February 22, 2024

UT REGENTS NAME NEAL WEAVER AS SOLE FINALIST FOR PRESIDENT OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

AUSTIN, TX – The University of Texas System Board of Regents has unanimously voted to name Neal Weaver, Ph.D., the sole finalist to become the next president of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Weaver has served as president of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) – a member of the University of Georgia System based in Americus, GA – for the past seven years.

From The University of Texas System

February 14, 2024

Special Called Meeting of UT System Board of Regents

The UT System Board of Regents will convene a Special Called Meeting by telephone conference call from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024. The agenda of the meeting is posted on the Secretary of State’s website (Texas Register Docket [TRD] #2024000882). Links to the complete agenda book and live webcast are posted on the Board of Regents’ website. All times listed in the agenda are approximate.

From The University of Texas System

February 26, 2024

Marshall Barnes Accuses Elon Musk Of Lying About Supporting Free Speech To Texas and Missouri AGs

Attorney Generals of Texas and MO. both have investigations of Media Matters in the wake of Elon Musk announcing he would sue them over accusations of promoting hate speech. Marshall Barnes has issued open letters to both AGs accusing Elon of lying.

From To Infinity

By Marshall Barnes

February 19, 2024

Former Mayor Bill White Endorses Todd Litton For State Senate

Houston, TX - Former Mayor and Texas Democratic Party Chair Bill White announced his endorsement of Todd Litton for State Senate District 15, which was previously represented by Mayor John Whitmire. Mayor Bill White stated:

From Todd Litton for State Senate

February 21, 2024

HUD Announces $8.8 million to Empower HUD-Assisted Families in Texas Towards Self-Sufficiency and Financial Stability

FORT WORTH – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced over $128 million to 835 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) owners for the 2023 Renewal and New Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program grants. This funding highlights HUD and the Biden-Harris Administration’s continued efforts to support families by providing financial resources to achieve economic independence. Public Housing Agencies and PBRA owners in Texas received $8,888,897 million, see chart below.

From U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

February 27, 2024

HUD and VA Award Texas Housing Authorities 38 Additional VASH-Vouchers to Address or Prevent Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON - In an effort to help homeless veterans and their families find permanent housing, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $14 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to 66 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across the country for over 1,400 vouchers.

From U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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