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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Travis Craver, Place 6 It is indeed a pleasure for the West Texas Tribune to bring you the thoughts of the individuals that are running for City Council. I hope that you will take time to read the candidates responses and please show up at the Polls to vote. I am sure you want that…

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by John Reynolds, Madlin Mekelburg and Eleanor Dearman The Big ConversationIt’s looking now like the state might not fully implement $100 million in cuts over two years to therapists providing services to children in the Medicaid program.In a letter Thursday to Senate leaders, Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor wrote that he interpreted…

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