Houston language advocates race to keep their one small request from disappearing in Capitol bedlam
Woori Juntos began the legislative session hoping to win over a majority of legislators to their cause — making it easier for Texans who speak no or limited English to communicate with state agencies and access crucial services. First, they needed a lawmaker to file their bill.
DPS urges Texans to avoid spring break travel to Mexico
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break, and beyond, due to the ongoing violence throughout that country.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Jimmy Garoppolo? Bijan Robinson? Inside potential next steps for the Texans
Hey guys, it’s Ari Alexander with the Houston Texans who are preparing for the NFL Draft now that the scouting combine is finished. The Texans will have to be wary of what the Bears do with the No. 1 pick, but are likely to find a strong QB somewhere.
Texas Emergency Management officials urge Texans impacted by storms to report damage
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) urges all Texans impacted by this week’s severe storms to self-report property damage using TDEM’s iSTAT damage survey.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Pot vote has Oklahoma hungry to rake in green from Texas
Tens of thousands of Texans from the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth area routinely drive across the Red River to gamble in glitzy, Las Vegas-style tribal casinos or to relax at cabins or swim and ski in lakes that dot southern Oklahoma. Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a ballot measure that legalizes consuming the plant for adults 21 and older. The conservative state already has one of the nation's most robust medical marijuana programs, and industry proponents hope an influx of Texas consumers will be a boon for a market that's become saturated.news.yahoo.com
Texas senators, facing criticism, soften proposed ban on Chinese purchases of land
The measure, endorsed by Gov. Greg Abbott, originally would have banned citizens of China, Iran, Russia or North Korea from buying land in Texas. Under a new version considered Thursday, the ban wouldn’t apply to dual citizens or lawful permanent residents.
Tesla plans to offer a $30 monthly subscription for unlimited overnight home charging. It will launch in Texas because the windy nights help generate power.
The subscription was a way to incentivize customers to charge their vehicles at home using a source of renewable energy, Tesla's Drew Baglino said.news.yahoo.com
Sources: multiple NFL teams interested in potential Brandin Cooks trade, no deal imminent as process continues
Brandon Cooks has a standing trade request, and the Texans are working through the process of trying to see if there’s a viable trade to move on from the veteran wide receiver, according to league sources.
Texans get ready to scout in the Indianapolis combine
Hey guys, it’s Ari Alexander with the Texans newsletter as the team gets ready to scout in the combine in Indianapolis. It’s pretty clear what position they’ll go with at the #2 pick, so we’ll discuss the top four quarterbacks and what each could bring to the Texas as well as drawbacks.
Sources: Texans hiring Troy offensive line coach, former Patriots coach Cole Popovich as assistant line coach
The Texans are hiring Troy University offensive line coach Cole Popovich, a former New England Patriots co-offensive line coach, as an assistant offensive line coach, according to league sources.
Gov. Greg Abbott promises to be “heavily involved” in push for education savings accounts – Houston Public Media
In an interview with the Tribune, the governor also backed criminalizing some health care treatments for transgender kids and shrugged off the idea that he’s in a conservative policy rivalry with Ron DeSantis.houstonpublicmedia.org
Mexican political parties are courting voters living in Texas ahead of Mexico’s presidential election
Mexican migrants in Texas could play a role in choosing the country’s next president next year, and Mexican political leaders are setting up outreach networks — including one in Dallas — to court expat voters.
Anniversary a great time to strengthen landmark law
The Texas Public Information Act — originally known as the Open Records Act when it passed in 1973 — was one of the strongest transparency laws in the nation. In the current Texas legislative session, we, the people, must protect and strengthen the Public Information Act and maintain our state’s open government legacy. Another coalition pillar is to allow recovery of attorneys’ fees if a requestor must sue to get public information. Many Texans believe our state is exceptional; the historic Public Information Act is one of the reasons it is special. Kelley Shannon is executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas in Austin.myrgv.com
Capital Highlights — Abbott issues disaster declaration, seeks fed help
Gov. Greg Abbot has issued a disaster declaration for Texas counties affected by the early February ice storm and is seeking a federal declaration as well for areas in Southeast Texas affected by rare January tornadoes. The ice storm caused considerable damage to property and power outages in the affected areas. The declaration for icestorm damaged counties includes Denton,sanmarcosrecord.com
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s priority bills signal another swing at pushing Texas to the right
Speaking in December, Patrick was less out front about conservative priorities like school book bans and restrictions to rights for transgender people. His priority bill list made clear those are a major part of his focus.
Gov. Greg Abbott issues disaster declaration for Texas ice storm
Four days after an ice storm left hundreds of thousands of Texans without power, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for seven counties impacted by the severe weather.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Sources: Texans request permission to interview Commanders’ Chris Harris, Jets’ Marquand Manuel for defensive coordinator job
The Texans have requested-notified the Washington Commanders that they want to interview secondary coach Chris Harris for their defensive coordinator vacancy, according to a league source.
How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023) – Houston Public Media
On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.houstonpublicmedia.org
How Texans coach DeMeco Ryans earned ‘Cap’ nickname from former teammate Travis Johnson, ‘battle of minds’ against Drew Brees outlined
When the Texans drafted DeMeco Ryans in the second round, they already had a projected starting middle linebacker in veteran Pro Bowl selection Sam Cowart and were contemplating how to align their defense.