Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the weekend posted on Twitter that he thinks it’s time to do away with red light cameras in Texas. Some cities have banned the devices and the state Legislature could act next year.
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is still widely viewed as a long shot. Yet his campaign could still help rebuild his party and make a difference in races lower on the ballot.
The state is about to hand out report cards on Texas schools and school districts, raising anxiety levels among educators and — once the grades are out — with parents, businesses, politicians and taxpayers.
A Texas Senate committee has recommended funding school safety measures that would arm school employees and improve mental health training and counseling. But the committee failed to recommend ideas that would limit gun access for the mentally ill and children.
Texas Democrats Lupe Valdez and Beto O’Rourke, are not as well known as the Republican incumbents they hope to unseat -Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz. They’re trying to define themselves for voters before their opponents do.
The Texas sales tax holiday, or back-to-school sales tax free weekend, runs from Aug. 10-12. Shoppers save sales tax on items such as shirts, shorts, jeans and skirts and backpacks that cost less than $100.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz criticized the NFL for how it has handled players protesting the national anthem. The comments come days after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the NFL made him be quiet on the topic.
In Texas, both political parties now support loosening the restrictions on pot in their platforms. That’s just the clearest sign that both public opinion and the political calculus on pot are rapidly shifting.
The campaign tour for Sen. Ted Cruz stopped in Dallas on Saturday, July 28, 2018, and Cruz, who faces Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke in November, spoke with Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy in a Facebook Live.