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Prices in the South rise again in August
(The Center Square) – Prices in the South Region increased for the second consecutive month in August, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday. The Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the South bumped up 0.6% in...
Federal court hears arguments over controversial FEMA flood insurance program
(The Center Square) — A federal judge heard Tuesday from 10 states and 43 parishes as the Pelican State and others try to stop a new flood risk map that could hit homeowners in the pocketbook. The hearing was in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in front of U.S. Di...
Buzbee, Hardin spar over questioning, objections at Paxton impeachment trial
The second day of the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was marked by ongoing sparring between lead prosecuting attorney Dusty Hardin and Paxton’s lead attorney, Tony Buzbee.
Court blocks law imposing restrictions on adult websites to protect minors from sexual content
(The Center Square) – A federal judge blocked a new law from going into effect this month that imposes restrictions and civil penalties related to online publication or distribution of sexual material harmful to minors. HB 1181, filed by state Rep. Matt...
All Paxton pretrial impeachment motions fail at trial begins
(The Center Square) – The first day of the impeachment trial Tuesday of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton began with the majority of Republicans voting with Democrats to defeat all pretrial motions filed by Paxton’s legal team, including throwing out the articles of impeachment. As a re...
More Texas school districts opting out of new law for armed guards in schools
Many of the largest school districts in Texas are going to ask for a “good cause exception”.
Here’s how to get tickets to the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton
There are 296 seats in the Senate gallery reserved for members of the public to watch the proceedings. This is how you can be in one of those seats.
EXCLUSIVE: Opponents of Texas bill used CCP-run platform to unify protests
Opponents of a bill banning certain foreign nationals from buying land in Texas reportedly used an app with ties to the Chinese government to gain leverage.
Patrick appoints new counsel for Paxton impeachment trial
(The Center Square) – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced on Monday that he appointed a new judge as counsel to help him preside over the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton. "Today, pursuant to the Rules of Impeachment adopted by the members of the Senate, I am pleased to appoint Justice Lana Myers to assist me during the upcoming impeachment trial which starts on September 5,"
Texas Supreme Court ruling allows election reform law to go into effect Sept. 1
(The Center Square) – The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Harris County’s request for emergency relief to block an election reform bill from going into effect Sept. 1. This is after the Office of the Attorney General and the Harris County Attorney last week filed motions with the Texas Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit. The OAG...