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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Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded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....

Virginia State Police officers form a cordon at the University of Virginia ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, in Charlottesville, Va., August 11, 2018. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

While it is the surprisingly close gubernatorial race that has raised Republican hopes in Virginia and garnered national media attention, the fight for control of the Virginia General Assembly is an equally important — if less discussed — component of the 2021 election cycle in Old Dominion.

Among the most salient issues in races across the state will be crime and Democratic incumbents’ record of either supporting or demonizing law enforcement. The murder rate spiked to a 20-year high in Virginia in 2020, eclipsing six-per-100,000 residents for the first time since 1998 and notching a notable absolute increase from the previous …

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Pratt: Part of Texas Big Freeze Showed More Money and Regulation, Not a Solution

Texas’ Big Freeze power outages of 2021 continue to spur investigation and media stories. But often, even when getting it right, media folk miss...

Martin: Conflict of Interest at Fort Worth ISD?

In Part 2 of investigating the relationship between Leadership ISD and Fort Worth ISD, we look into one person in FWISD who has made...

Local Tyranny: Dallas ISD Trustees vs. Moms

On Thursday, Dallas school district police forced a woman to leave a school board meeting because she was unmasked. In the meeting, a mother...

Austin Homelessness Spending Audit Raises More Questions Than Answers

A long-anticipated internal report on the City of Austin’s spending on homelessness finally dropped this week. The report, which can be found here, was...

Taxpayer-funded Lobbying

Ending the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying has been a top priority of Texas Republicans for years, with the vast majority of Texans opposing the...

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