Ten out of the 12 hospitals in Texas' Rio Grande Valley are now full

Ten out of the 12 hospitals in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley are now full The…

Now WaPo Seems to Be Trying to Cancel July 4th and America

Now WaPo Seems to Be Trying to Cancel July 4th and America Source: Red…

21 Quotes On Freedom and Liberty To Give You Goosebumps on Independence Day – July 4

21 Quotes On Freedom and Liberty To Give You Goosebumps on Independence Day – July 4 …

Video: Man Drives Through Seattle Protester Blockade Set Up on Highway, Hits Two People At High Speed

Video: Man Drives Through Seattle Protester Blockade Set Up on Highway, Hits Two People At High…

Media Get Absolutely Exposed In Epic Thread On Their Hydroxychloroquine Bias

Media Get Absolutely Exposed In Epic Thread On Their Hydroxychloroquine Bias Source: Red State

Good News in History, July 4

Good News in History, July 4 175 years ago today, the American writer Henry David…

Donald Trump endorses Tony Gonzales to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Donald Trump endorses Tony Gonzales to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Tony Gonzales announces in…

Texas Supreme Court cancels July bar exam, adds online test in October

Texas Supreme Court cancels July bar exam, adds online test in October Responding Friday to…

Father Whose Teenaged Son Was Killed in Seattle Autonomous Zone Gets Surprise Call from Trump

Father Whose Teenaged Son Was Killed in Seattle Autonomous Zone Gets Surprise Call from Trump …

Mangrove Trees Can Save Americans Tens of Billions in Flood Damages– So New Alliance Gets Planting

Mangrove Trees Can Save Americans Tens of Billions in Flood Damages– So New Alliance Gets Planting …

Watch: College Kids Try to Explain What the 4th of July Is About, Fail Miserably

Watch: College Kids Try to Explain What the 4th of July Is About, Fail Miserably …

Good News in History, July 3

Good News in History, July 3 Happy 40th birthday to actress Olivia Munn. Raised in…

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month The trade show…

More at stake than 1 Senate seat in Texas election

More at stake than 1 Senate seat in Texas election More is riding on this…

Goodbye, Pluto’s atmosphere

Goodbye, Pluto’s atmosphere Nature, Published online: 03 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01985-3 The gases that envelop the…

“How many more are coming?” What it’s like inside hospitals as coronavirus grips Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

“How many more are coming?” What it’s like inside hospitals as coronavirus grips Texas’ Rio Grande…

Abbott issues statewide mask order as Texas coronavirus cases, hospitalizations rise

Abbott issues statewide mask order as Texas coronavirus cases, hospitalizations rise In an abrupt change…

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings Governor Greg Abbott…

Donald Trump holds narrow lead over Joe Biden in Texas, UT poll finds

Donald Trump holds narrow lead over Joe Biden in Texas, UT poll finds President Donald…

Why Dallas Is Testing the Recently Deceased to Combat COVID-19

Why Dallas Is Testing the Recently Deceased to Combat COVID-19 It was mid-March when Dr.…

Number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits increase by 7% over previous week

Number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits increase by 7% over previous week Pueblo Viejo…

He built a privately funded border wall. It's already at risk of falling down if not fixed.

He built a privately funded border wall. It’s already at risk of falling down if not…

High school coaches’ convention will draw thousands to San Antonio as pandemic rages across Texas

High school coaches’ convention will draw thousands to San Antonio as pandemic rages across Texas …

Texas won’t specify where hospital beds are available as coronavirus cases hit record highs

Texas won’t specify where hospital beds are available as coronavirus cases hit record highs Hospital…

Good News in History, July 2

Good News in History, July 2 40 years ago today, the comedy film Airplane! premiered.…

Amused Dad Films Adorable Wild Critters Playing on His Kids’ Play Set

Amused Dad Films Adorable Wild Critters Playing on His Kids’ Play Set An English wildlife…

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Dr. Anthony Fauci “doesn't know what he's talking about”

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Dr. Anthony Fauci “doesn’t know what he’s talking about” …

Doctors Reverse Course, Say Texas GOP Should Cancel In-Person Convention

Doctors Reverse Course, Say Texas GOP Should Cancel In-Person Convention This article was originally published…

Analysis: A rising commotion in Texas’ scattershot response to the pandemic

Analysis: A rising commotion in Texas’ scattershot response to the pandemic Texas bar owners and…

A Month in the Life of Globalists’ Fake ‘Free’ Trade

A Month in the Life of Globalists’ Fake ‘Free’ Trade Source: Red State

Good News in History, July 1

Good News in History, July 1 30 years ago, Germany reunited, with East and West merging…

Texas Republican Party has contingency plan to move convention online if necessary, GOP chairman says

Texas Republican Party has contingency plan to move convention online if necessary, GOP chairman says …

A Socially Distanced Senate Runoff Debate Finally Got MJ Hegar and Royce West to Throw Down

A Socially Distanced Senate Runoff Debate Finally Got MJ Hegar and Royce West to Throw Down …

Office Of The Governor, MLB Hall-Of-Famer Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez Release New COVID-19 PSA In English, Spanish

Office Of The Governor, MLB Hall-Of-Famer Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez Release New COVID-19 PSA In English, Spanish …

Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation To Expand Hospital Capacity In Four Additional Texas Counties

Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation To Expand Hospital Capacity In Four Additional Texas Counties Governor Greg…

Want Cheaper Internet? Big Tech Should Pay Their Fair Share

Want Cheaper Internet? Big Tech Should Pay Their Fair Share Source: Red State

Good News in History, June 30

Good News in History, June 30 On this day 65 years ago, The Johnny Carson…

Opinion: Including LTC Vindman On The Current Army Colonels’ Promotion List Is Once Again A Case Of Military Defiance Of Their Commander In Chief.

Opinion: Including LTC Vindman On The Current Army Colonels’ Promotion List Is Once Again A Case…

MJ Hegar, Royce West spar on party loyalty, ethics in debate

MJ Hegar, Royce West spar on party loyalty, ethics in debate Democratic U.S. Senate candidates…

The Texas GOP convention will gather thousands of people indoors without a mask requirement. One of their sponsors is the Texas Medical Association.

The Texas GOP convention will gather thousands of people indoors without a mask requirement. One of…

More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order

More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent shutdown order An employee…

Texas education officials consider changing state’s sex education policy for first time in 23 years

Texas education officials consider changing state’s sex education policy for first time in 23 years …

Texans begin voting Monday in runoff elections. Officials are doing what they can to make it safe.

Texans begin voting Monday in runoff elections. Officials are doing what they can to make it…

Analysis: Governing in reaction mode, and always a beat or two behind

Analysis: Governing in reaction mode, and always a beat or two behind A line of…

Pandemic delayed elections include choice to take on John Cornyn, succeed Kirk Watson

Pandemic delayed elections include choice to take on John Cornyn, succeed Kirk Watson The contest…

Tilove: Reflecting on the symmetry in Cornyn’s support for Wallace and Trump

Tilove: Reflecting on the symmetry in Cornyn’s support for Wallace and Trump On the afternoon…

Biden Shows Us – Again – That He Is Not Alright; Australian Billionaire Thinks He Has Alzheimer's

Biden Shows Us – Again – That He Is Not Alright; Australian Billionaire Thinks He Has…

Three Texans in Congress exposed to COVID-19 while at detention center

Three Texans in Congress exposed to COVID-19 while at detention center Dilley, TX August 23,…

Man Uses Dad’s Lucky Coin to Scratch Lottery Ticket And Wins $4 Million for the 2nd Time

Man Uses Dad’s Lucky Coin to Scratch Lottery Ticket And Wins Million for the 2nd Time …

Good News in History, June 27

Good News in History, June 27 On this day 140 years ago, Helen Keller was…

Name-Brand Joe

Name-Brand Joe Source: Red State

Judge orders ICE to free migrant children from family detention during coronavirus pandemic, report says

Judge orders ICE to free migrant children from family detention during coronavirus pandemic, report says …

U.S. Supreme Court rejects request to expand mail-in voting in Texas

U.S. Supreme Court rejects request to expand mail-in voting in Texas The U.S. Supreme Court…

Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas

Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas Governor Greg Abbott today…

Soap Bubbles Delivered By a Tiny Drone Can Pollinate Crops If Bees Aren’t Available, Says Study

Soap Bubbles Delivered By a Tiny Drone Can Pollinate Crops If Bees Aren’t Available, Says Study …

How COVID-19 cases have grown in Texas' 11 most populous counties

How COVID-19 cases have grown in Texas’ 11 most populous counties Gov. Greg Abbott speaks…

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19 Governor Greg Abbott today issued…

Hollywood, Texas: Alamo Drafthouse Pledges to Be “Safer Than a Supermarket”

Hollywood, Texas: Alamo Drafthouse Pledges to Be “Safer Than a Supermarket” As cases of COVID-19…

Abbott shutters bars, clamps down on restaurant capacity in response to coronavirus climb

Abbott shutters bars, clamps down on restaurant capacity in response to coronavirus climb One day…

Marching in solidarity: This year’s Texas Pride events highlight Black queer and trans people

Marching in solidarity: This year’s Texas Pride events highlight Black queer and trans people Ashley…

Early voting starts Monday for the primary runoff in Texas. Here’s what you need to know.

Early voting starts Monday for the primary runoff in Texas. Here’s what you need to know. …

As evictions resume in Texas, unemployed renters have few options

As evictions resume in Texas, unemployed renters have few options The Texas Supreme Court halted…

What problems did you encounter while trying to vote in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic?

What problems did you encounter while trying to vote in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic? …

Texas prepares for showdown over sex ed

Texas prepares for showdown over sex ed For the first time in two decades, the…

We Didn’t Think We Would Live in El Paso Permanently. It Became Home.

We Didn’t Think We Would Live in El Paso Permanently. It Became Home. On a…

Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration on limits on asylum seekers

Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration on limits on asylum seekers The ruling lets immigration…

Gov. Greg Abbott bans elective surgeries in four of Texas' biggest counties to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients

Gov. Greg Abbott bans elective surgeries in four of Texas’ biggest counties to preserve bed space…

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Expanding Hospital Capacity

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Expanding Hospital Capacity Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order…

Texans struggle to find work in the Rio Grande Valley, where unemployment has nearly tripled

Texans struggle to find work in the Rio Grande Valley, where unemployment has nearly tripled …

Good News in History, June 25

Good News in History, June 25 Happy Birthday to Carly Simon, who turns 75 today.…

Texas’ Hispanic population grew by 2 million in the past decade, on pace to be largest share of state by 2021

Texas’ Hispanic population grew by 2 million in the past decade, on pace to be largest…

The Democrats Rejected Tim Scott's Bill, but Not Because They Have a Better One

The Democrats Rejected Tim Scott’s Bill, but Not Because They Have a Better One …

Federal court tosses suit brought by Texas Democrats seeking to revive straight-ticket voting

Federal court tosses suit brought by Texas Democrats seeking to revive straight-ticket voting Super Tuesday…

Governor Abbott, TDEM To Provide Free Masks To All Texans Who Are Tested At State-Run COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites

Governor Abbott, TDEM To Provide Free Masks To All Texans Who Are Tested At State-Run COVID-19…

Texas’ biggest public universities will require masks this fall. Enforcement will be a challenge.

Texas’ biggest public universities will require masks this fall. Enforcement will be a challenge. A…

Analysis: An accidental lesson on public health and politics in a pandemic

Analysis: An accidental lesson on public health and politics in a pandemic Instructor’s aide Nicole…

Unfortunately, We Can’t Decouple from Communist China by Friday

Unfortunately, We Can’t Decouple from Communist China by Friday Source: Red State

Good News in History, June 24

Good News in History, June 24 140 years ago today, Canadians heard the first performance…

Priya Krishna’s Quarantine Journal, the Final Entry: Back to (a New) Reality

Priya Krishna’s Quarantine Journal, the Final Entry: Back to (a New) Reality About a month…

Governor Abbott Expands Local Authority On Outdoor Gatherings, Directs HHSC To Enact Emergency Rules To Increase Safety At Child Care Centers

Governor Abbott Expands Local Authority On Outdoor Gatherings, Directs HHSC To Enact Emergency Rules To Increase…

Engineers Developed a Way to Convert Harmful CO2 Emissions into Chemical Building Blocks For Fuel

Engineers Developed a Way to Convert Harmful CO2 Emissions into Chemical Building Blocks For Fuel …

Loon Star: Nothing to See Here, Folks

Loon Star: Nothing to See Here, Folks To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit…

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Two To Texas Veterans Commission

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Two To Texas Veterans Commission The commission serves as…

How I Finally Became a U.S. Citizen Amid the Pandemic

How I Finally Became a U.S. Citizen Amid the Pandemic When I first read the…

Fact-check: Is a second wave of coronavirus coming?

Fact-check: Is a second wave of coronavirus coming? This piece was originally published on PolitiFact.com…

New Senate Police Reform Bill Looks to Increase Accountability and Promote De-Escalation Training to ‘Rebuild Lost Trust’

New Senate Police Reform Bill Looks to Increase Accountability and Promote De-Escalation Training to ‘Rebuild Lost…

Running for Congress while responding to a pandemic, these three Texans say they’re uniquely equipped for the job

Running for Congress while responding to a pandemic, these three Texans say they’re uniquely equipped for the job

Dr. Pritesh Gandhi is a candidate for Texas' 10th Congressional District.
Dr. Pritesh Gandhi is a candidate for Texas’ 10th Congressional District.
Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Pritesh Gandhi had spent months courting abortion-rights and gun safety groups, hoping to win their endorsements in his congressional primary runoff.

But in late April, when his campaign adviser sent him a text to say a prominent group was ready to talk, Gandhi couldn’t immediately take the call.

Covered head to toe in personal protective gear while working at the People’s Community Clinic in East Austin, Gandhi responded with a selfie and a message saying he was tied up but would be available shortly. A primary care physician, he was spending the afternoon collecting nasal swabs from low-income patients to test for the new coronavirus.

Gandhi, who is in the Democratic primary runoff for the 10th Congressional District, is among a group of health care workers from both parties running for office in 2020, when moonlighting as a political candidate during a global pandemic has required a special kind of stamina. When those workers filed paperwork to run for office — weeks before the virus was on the radar of the World Health Organization, let alone American voters — many thought they’d make issues like Medicaid expansion or the Affordable Care Act central to their campaign.

Now, COVID-19 is dominating their bids — and their day jobs.

Gandhi prepares for patients at his medical clinic in northeast Austin.
Gandhi prepares for patients at his medical clinic in northeast Austin.
Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

For Gandhi, who is also an affiliate faculty member at Dell Medical School in the Department of Population Health, the pandemic has given front-line health care workers like himself a view of the high stakes of government decision making. At work, he said, he interacts with everyone from healthy patients to those showing minor symptoms of the virus to those awaiting what could be a deadly fate in the ICU.

Although his first priority is tending to his patients — People’s Community Clinic counts about 20,000 uninsured and underinsured Central Texas patients — Gandhi said that his medical work has unexpectedly prepared him for the oftentimes grueling work of campaigning.

“We are doing all this juggling because the stakes are just too high,” he said. “The effort we’re putting into this campaign is because ultimately I need to look my patients in the eye every single day and know in my heart of hearts I’ve done whatever I can do to fight for them and their families.”

In Gandhi’s case, that means sometimes starting his days as early at 4:30 a.m. and ending them at midnight or later — a dramatic shift to his schedule that also carves out time to help his oldest daughter with her math homework or make dinner. During the day, he’s checking his patients’ labs and working in the clinic’s respiratory center.

At night, he pivots to campaigning.

Other candidates in health care report similar experiences, though this isn’t the first time candidates with medical or scientific backgrounds have entered the political arena.

Texas saw a wave of scientists-turned-politicians run for office during the 2018 midterms, and Congress welcomed nine new members into its ranks that year who had academic or professional experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Many of these first-time candidates entered politics in response to President Donald Trump, whose administration they viewed as hostile to scientific expertise, after he withdrew the nation from the Paris climate accord and attempted to gut Obamacare.

Now, during another public health crisis, they see an opportunity to stand out by touting their qualifications as the country confronts a global pandemic.

Christine Eady Mann, a family doctor in a Democratic primary runoff in the 31st Congressional District, said she divides her time in similar ways to Gandhi: She works full time — 35 hours a week — at the Northwest Diagnostic Clinic in Cedar Park while devoting another 30 hours to campaigning.

Two to three times a week, donning full personal protective gear, she tests possible COVID-19 patients before coming home at 5 p.m. After a shower, change of attire and quick dinner, she’ll pivot to campaigning: virtual town halls, phone-banking and texting potential donors and volunteers, and creating content for her website and Facebook pages.

“It’s rigorous, but it’s very similar to what I did when I was in residency,” she said. “You just do what you gotta do.”

Mann, who also advanced to the Democratic runoff for the seat in 2018 but ultimately lost to Air Force veteran MJ Hegar, said her disappointment in the federal response to the coronavirus reached a zenith immediately after the March 3 primary. Now it’s a part of her campaign.

Her clinic, she said, was receiving little to no guidance from county, state or federal officials about how to handle the risks associated with the virus. On top of that, there was a perpetually low supply of personal protective equipment, forcing her to use and reuse N95 masks — often disinfecting them in between. The clinic also had trouble accessing coronavirus test kits until a few weeks ago.

Dr. Christine Eady Mann is in a Democratic primary runoff to take on U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock.
Dr. Christine Eady Mann is in a Democratic primary runoff to take on U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock.
Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

“We have seen a critical lack of adherence to science and scientific principles that have led to the deaths of more than 100,000 Americans,” Mann said. “I dare say that if we had people in elected office who understood how to look at data and how to decide what is valid and what is not and use that data to make decisions, we would be in a different place.”

Now she’s working to recruit other physicians to run for public office. Mann has consulted for and helped launch Doctors in Politics, a group aimed at supporting candidates running for Congress. (The group is backing both Gandhi and Mann this election cycle.)

In the Panhandle, Trump-backed Republican Ronny Jackson, who previously served as a White House physician, has advanced to the GOP runoff in the 13th Congressional District, where he’ll face Republican Josh Winegarner in July.

In a statement for this story, Jackson, a licensed physician and a board-certified emergency medicine physician, played up his background as a qualification for office and made a key campaign pitch out of working to lower health insurance costs.

“COVID-19 has demonstrated to us that our health care system has many vulnerabilities, some of which are now national security issues,” he said. “Whether it’s pharmaceutical manufacturing in China or the lack of resiliency and preparedness in our local hospital system, these are issues I fully understand.”

Jackson has appeared numerous times as a medical expert on Fox News since the pandemic arrived, boosting his visibility in one of the most conservative districts in the country.

Not that the physicians-turned-candidates are the only ones campaigning on the pandemic — or having their day jobs take on heightened relevance during the campaign.

Gandhi’s July opponent in the runoff, Mike Siegel, is a civil rights lawyer. During the coronavirus pandemic, Siegel said he’s educating his constituents on the rules for voting by mail. The state’s Republican leadership has resisted expanding mail-in voting during the pandemic; the state Democratic Party has sued to try to force their hand.

In mid-March, Siegel paired up with an Austin-area Texas House member to demand the state expand voting by mail to every Texan. He says he communicated with the Texas Democratic Party about the idea that people who are vulnerable to the coronavirus should be able to be considered disabled and qualify for mail-in ballots. That legal theory was part of the Texas Democratic Party’s lawsuit in state district court.

And now, after the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Siegel said he’s using his platform to talk about his background in fighting for racial justice — which, among other things, includes fighting housing discrimination against Black Austin residents as a city attorney.

“Now there’s a lot more space to talk about these issues,” said Siegel, who recently won the endorsements of both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. “Before, I thought a lot of Democratic politics was focused on health care and the environment, but the idea now is we’re talking about effective policing and public safety, which gives me the chance to talk about my background.”

Mann’s challenger, Donna Imam, is a computer engineer who has included the voices of medical experts in her campaign, including hosting virtual town halls with emergency care physicians. She’s also working to inform people and businesses on how to apply for loans and access other economic safety nets if they’ve lost their livelihoods during the pandemic.

In the 13th District, meanwhile, Jackson’s credentials have sometimes been used against him. When he first announced his bid for the seat in December, one of his primary opponents at the time used Jackson’s past as a physician to Trump’s predecessor to paint him as “President Obama’s Doctor” while noting Barack Obama’s past praise for Jackson. (Jackson was White House physician under Trump, Obama and George W. Bush.)

But as the coronavirus pandemic has upended Americans’ lives, it has also served as a cultural moment to lionize front-line health care workers. Around the country, public shows of appreciation have included free and discounted food and flights, murals, and the ability to shop special hours at some retail stores.

Gandhi, with the help of a medical assistant, puts on personal protective equipment at a drive-thru testing facility in northeast Austin.
Gandhi, with the help of a medical assistant, puts on personal protective equipment at a drive-thru testing facility in northeast Austin.
Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Now some doctors want to turn nightly cheers into votes.

“Health care is the most important issue to most Americans, and this crisis has exposed the perils of undermining expertise and science,” said Shaughnessy Naughton, who founded 314 Action in 2016. Named for the first three digits of pi, the national group backs scientists and doctors running for office.

“Health professionals are who Americans are looking to to help us through this crisis,” said Naughton, whose group has endorsed Gandhi.

If Gandhi and Mann advance to the general election, both would be underdogs. In Gandhi’s case, the 10th Congressional District is a longtime GOP seat represented by Austin Republican Michael McCaul. Siegel, Gandhi’s runoff opponent, came within 5 percentage points of flipping the seat in 2018. The 31st Congressional District, meanwhile, has a tight GOP grip, and whoever snags the party’s nomination would need to unseat U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, who was first elected in 2002 and won reelection by 3 percentage points in 2018.

Still, Naughton believes the ongoing attention to a public health crisis could prove favorable to candidates with backgrounds in science and medicine.

“These physicians running are in a unique position to talk about their experiences at a time when everyone is thinking about how to keep their families safe,” she said.

For some, including Gandhi, those on the front lines have a direct line of sight into the suffering everyday families experience, whether in the public health sector or economically. That alarm has only grown in light of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, from failures in state testing to a lack of Medicaid coverage to people with incomes near or below the poverty line.

“Because I see that failure, I feel compelled to fight for change,” Gandhi said.


Source: Texas Tribune

Good News in History, June 23

Good News in History, June 23 80 years ago today, the American athlete Wilma Rudolph…

Left Successfully Achieving Political Aims Through Violent Coercion

Left Successfully Achieving Political Aims Through Violent Coercion Source: Red State

Coronavirus fears postponed a Texas election. Now it will go forward with even greater risk for some voters.

Coronavirus fears postponed a Texas election. Now it will go forward with even greater risk for…

Watch Gov. Greg Abbott address record-high coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at 2 p.m. Monday

Watch Gov. Greg Abbott address record-high coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at 2 p.m. Monday With cases…

Analysis: Masking the real problem — a deadly virus

Analysis: Masking the real problem — a deadly virus A protestor with a ‘Don’t Tread…

In Zapata County, local government is fighting the federal government to stop one piece of the border wall

In Zapata County, local government is fighting the federal government to stop one piece of the…

Cancel Culture Is Glorified Cyberbullying, and It Will End in Tragedy

Cancel Culture Is Glorified Cyberbullying, and It Will End in Tragedy Source: Red State

Watch Teen’s Graduation Advice For The Class of 2020 That Won 1st Prize in Global Competition: ‘We got this!’

Watch Teen’s Graduation Advice For The Class of 2020 That Won 1st Prize in Global Competition:…

Media Taunts President Trump Over Low Turnout at Tulsa Rally; Did They Cause It?

Media Taunts President Trump Over Low Turnout at Tulsa Rally; Did They Cause It? …

You Are Invited to Attend Chip Chip's Sunday Sermon

You Are Invited to Attend Chip Chip’s Sunday Sermon Source: Red State

Good News in History, June 21

Good News in History, June 21 On this day 5 years ago, Apple Music reversed…

This Opera House is Reopening With a Concert Performed Exclusively for 2,200 Potted Plants –With a Special Donation

This Opera House is Reopening With a Concert Performed Exclusively for 2,200 Potted Plants –With a…

As face mask requirements pop back up across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott faces criticism from local leaders and fellow Republicans

As face mask requirements pop back up across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott faces criticism from local…

New Study: Coronavirus Was Present in Waste Water Samples Taken in Italian Cities in Mid-December

New Study: Coronavirus Was Present in Waste Water Samples Taken in Italian Cities in Mid-December …

Time to Get Serious: Two Shot, One Killed In Seattle CHOP

Time to Get Serious: Two Shot, One Killed In Seattle CHOP Source: Red State

This LGBTQ Texan says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling is a key step toward fully-realized equality

This LGBTQ Texan says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling is a key step toward fully-realized equality …

Good News in History, June 20

Good News in History, June 20 On this day 100 years ago, the ACLU was…

Houston mayor calls for more funding for social services to take pressure off police officers

Houston mayor calls for more funding for social services to take pressure off police officers …

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas DACA case could offer another chance at ending program

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas DACA case could offer another chance at ending program A…

Texas schools will reopen in the fall, but no one knows exactly how that will work

Texas schools will reopen in the fall, but no one knows exactly how that will work …

The Film ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Honors Fort Worth’s Historically Black Communities

The Film ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Honors Fort Worth’s Historically Black Communities In the first scene of…

What the Black Lives Matter Protests Mean for East Texas

What the Black Lives Matter Protests Mean for East Texas The first time I thought…

Texas universities are shelving SAT and ACT requirements as coronavirus scrambles admissions process

Texas universities are shelving SAT and ACT requirements as coronavirus scrambles admissions process An exam…

This year, Juneteenth takes on new meaning for black Texans, as push to make holiday with Texas roots goes national

This year, Juneteenth takes on new meaning for black Texans, as push to make holiday with…

Analysis: A government of, by and for — but without the people

Analysis: A government of, by and for — but without the people The Texas Capitol…

Cornyn, Cruz offer different takes on DACA ruling

Cornyn, Cruz offer different takes on DACA ruling WASHINGTON — They may both be conservative…

Texas sets record in daily coronavirus hospitalizations, spike in cases continues

Texas sets record in daily coronavirus hospitalizations, spike in cases continues For the seventh day…

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will file bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will file bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday U.S. Senator…

Texas Relaxed Environmental Enforcement During the Pandemic, State Data Show

Texas Relaxed Environmental Enforcement During the Pandemic, State Data Show This story was originally published…

Texas cities took quick actions after George Floyd's death. Advocates doubt they'll have a big impact.

Texas cities took quick actions after George Floyd’s death. Advocates doubt they’ll have a big impact. …

As COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, a hospital administrator retires — but is ready to jump back into the fight

As COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, a hospital administrator retires — but is ready to jump…

Good News in History, June 18

Good News in History, June 18 80 years ago today, Charles de Gaulle, galvanized the…

With Abbott’s OK, Austin and Travis County consider requiring masks at businesses

With Abbott’s OK, Austin and Travis County consider requiring masks at businesses Austin and Travis…