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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Community activist India Walton looks on as she campaigns to replace four-term Mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo, N.Y., December 15, 2020. (Lindsay DeDario/Reuters) Buffalo’s new mayor has big-city problems — and small-city resources.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B uffalo mayor-elect India Walton will be the “first socialist mayor of a big city in 60 years,” reports the New York Times, in a headline that is correct on all but two points: Buffalo isn’t a big city, and Walton isn’t a socialist.

Buffalo was a big city, once. In 1950, it had more than half a million residents and was the 15th-largest city in these United States. Today, the city’s population is less than half what it was at its peak, and it has almost fallen off the list of the 100 largest U.S. cities — it is No. 89,

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State News

Dickson: Eastland Votes to Move Forward to Outlaw Abortion, While Edinburg Abandons Pursuit

On Monday, July 19, Eastland’s city hall was packed, with standing room only, as the city commissioners voted 4-0 on a first reading to...

US Rep. Ronny Jackson Backs Petition for Amarillo City Hall Election

U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R–Amarillo) expressed support this week for a citizen-led plan to put the Amarillo City Council’s latest push for debt in...

Choosing Sides

William Travis famously drew a line in the sand, asking his fellow Alamo defenders to join him in putting their lives on the line...

Choosing A Side

In this 50th episode of the Reflections on Life and Liberty podcast, Michael Quinn Sullivan continues from last week his look at the plains...

All Eyes on Texas?

This week Brandon is joined by Texas Scorecard’s Jeramy Kitchen to talk about the week’s news. Catch The Headline LIVE right here this, and...

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