2020 has been very busy and a difficult year to maintain democracy in the United States.  With COVID-19’s threats that the U.S. Postal Service would not be able to properly deliver mail-in ballots, people were concerned whether to risk voting in person or to mail their ballets to the election offices.  Safety measures and COVID-19…

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The Nation Has Spoken             The voters of America turned out in record numbers to exercise one of the most sacred and patriotic duties.  Votes are being counted and recounted.  But as it now stands, President-Elect Joe Biden and VP-Elect Kamala Harris has received 306 electoral votes and 80.4 million votes.  President Trump and VP…

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I am pleased to announce that I am a candidate for Judge of the 104th District Court of Taylor County.  All who believe in the Constitution and rule of law should vote in the 2020 primary election.  Vote February 18-28 or March 3.  Anyone who resides in Taylor County can vote.  I hope readers of…

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The U.S. senator spoke at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival in an interview with MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes. BY ABBY LIVINGSTON While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz expressed unhappiness Saturday with some of Donald Trump’s comments related to the president’s call with Ukraine’s leader, the Texas Republican emphatically pushed back against the Democratic movement to impeach the commander in…

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Washington is in Austin this week for the annual Texas Tribune Festival. Author: Mari Salazar AUSTIN, Texas — The Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue was filled with people curious with what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to say on Saturday night, especially since she’s an important character in the Ukraine scandal facing President Donald Trump. Throughout the three-day Texas…

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04/18/2019 – Bill will help ensure institutions know if an incoming student has committed a serious code of conduct violation at a previous school AUSTIN — Yesterday, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 449, state Representative Chris Turner’s (101) measure that would require all Texas colleges and universities to notate a student’s transcript if…

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04/18/2019 AUSTIN, TX – State Representative Senfronia Thompson laid out HB 4163 and HJR 130 today in the House Committee on Corrections. These pieces of legislation provide an opportunity for eligible citizens on parole to request authorized courts for reduction (i.e., commutation) of their parole sentences. Under House Bill 4163, parolees are deemed eligible to…

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04/18/2019 – Austin, TEXAS –On Thursday, April 18th, State Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers (HD 113) passed House Bill 3435, in the Texas House of Representatives. During the vote, HB 3435 garnered 147 yeas, 0 nays and 2 present, not voting.  “As a former teacher, I am especially proud of House Bill 3435. While the global…

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