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RGV legislators create law to remember lives lost during pandemic

The efforts of Rio Grande Valley legislators earlier this year resulted in the creation of a “COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day,” which will honor individuals who lost their lives to the coronavirus along with healthcare personnel, first responders and essential workers who labored through the pandemic.

Weslaco hires lobbyist ahead of Texas legislative session

The city of Weslaco has hired a high-powered lobbyist to look after its legislative interests just days before the 88th Texas Legislature convenes into...

Feds sue Texas over new voting law

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Texas over the state's new voting law, arguing that the some measures...

End of a career: Sen. Lucio to retire after three decades

HARLINGEN — Long-serving state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election after three decades in the job. Lucio, 75, made...

State’s new House map challenged in court

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Opening a second front in widening legal wars over redistricting, a coalition of mostly Hispanic, Democratic members of the Texas...

Supreme Court questions Texas law banning most abortions

By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to...

Voting rights advocates sue Texas over maps redrawn by GOP

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a...

Abbott signs dog tethering bill

By James Pollard, The Texas Tribune After vetoing a similar measure over the summer, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill that...

Republicans say Texas’ political maps are ‘race blind’

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune As they devised political maps to maximize their hold on power for another decade, Texas Republicans laid the foundation...

Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed...