Category Archives: Texas GOP

What to expect from opening day of the Texas Lege

As lawmakers at the Texas capitol prepare to get to work on Tuesday they will do so with about a billion less dollars on hand for the biennial budget than they did last time around and that has some people on edge.  State Comptroller Glenn Heger announced hid Bieenial Budget Estimate on Monday which shows that lawmakers will have around

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Texas Preservation Board Lays Out How Public Can Access State Capitol For The Upcoming Legislative Session

The Texas State Capitol will re-open to the general public on Monday morning but there will be noticeably different changes in place due to COVID-19. The Texas State Preservation Board, which oversees the Capitol complex and public areas announced that the building will be open to the public between the hours of 9am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday and

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Cruises from Galveston canceled through March

The two major cruise companies operating from here on the Texas coast have announced that they will not restart cruises until at least March. Carnival Cruise Line said Thursday they have canceled all cruises nationwide through Feb. 28. The announcement comes on the heels of an announcement in October that indicated that Carnival might consider allowing cruises to resume out

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Online sales taxes are helping with state budget even though it is still going to be slimmer than usual

State Comptroller Glen Hegar briefed the Legislative Budget Board in Austin on Monday ahead of what is expected to be a fairly tight fiscal budget for the state’s next biennial budget.  Hegar told Senate and House Budget Board members that revenue collections from around the state have exceeded what was initially predicted back in July of 2020 and that certain

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Calallen High School Graduate and South Texas Businessman Jim Wright Defeats Well-Funded Democratic Machine For Texas Railroad Commission Race

South Texas rancher and businessman Jim Wright will be the state’s next oil and gas regulator. Wright will serve on the three-member Railroad Commission, which regulates energy resources in the state.  Wright was able to score 53.2% of the vote, or over 800,000 more votes than the challenger Chrysta Castaneda.  In March, Wright defeated Republican incumbent Ryan Sitton in the

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Hill Top and Robstown Could Mean Trouble For Herrero In 34

James Hernandez isn’t an unknown by any stretch of the imagination and if the data holds true through Election Day it is possible that Democrat Abel Herrero could be in serious trouble after seemingly taking Hernandez lightly. Data shows two things that might have caused the dynamic to swing into favor of Hernandez—Hilltop and Robstown early voting.  Hilltop swings conservative

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Nueces County Commissioners To Consider The Ratification Of A Contract With A Communications Firm Using Money From Far-Left Wing Sources

Nueces County Commissioners are going to take an item on Wednesday that could show just how deep special interest money is in play in local politics. The question stems around the ratification of an agreement with Crosswind Media & Communications, LLC for promoting safe voting during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase voter confidence in the safety of the process. But

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As Texas prepares to further open up for business COVID-19 counts slowly begin creeping back up

On Wednesday something will happen that hasn’t technically been allowed since late June, bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity if county judges allow. “Until now, only two types of businesses have not been open” since then, Abbott said in a Facebook video last week when he made the announcement. “One is river tubing operations and the other

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Abbott to allow bars to open at 50% in some locations with counties taking on enforcement roles

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the much awaited announcement on Wednesday that bars and similar establishments are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalizations starting Oct. 14. Gov. Abbott said it is time to reopen more businesses as coronavirus numbers in the state continue to decline. “The good news is that even with additional business

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How “18 Test Tubes” back in the 1970s helped lead to oyster cultivation along the Texas Gulf Coast

Scientists back in the 1970s helped lay the groundwork for a modern mariculture industry that will now include Texas oysters.

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