Rochelle Garza is the Democrats’ best chance of winning statewide office in Texas, but she still faces an uphill battle
Garza remains the underdog, battling her own low name recognition and a fundraising disadvantage in an expensive statewide race that is already demanding considerable resources for travel and TV ads.
Records: Texas attorney general fled home to avoid subpoena
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ran out of his house and jumped into a truck driven by his wife, a state senator, to avoid being served a subpoena to testify Tuesday in an abortion acc[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texas Senate advances bill that would outlaw abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned
Called a “trigger” law, House Bill 1280 would take effect 30 days after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe decision or after a court ruling or constitutional amendment gave states the authority to prohibit abortions.
Texas AG Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, traveled to Utah during winter storm
Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to the Gun Owners of America assembly in 2018. || Credit: Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneAt the height of last week’s winter storm that left millions of Texans without access to heat and clean water, Attorney General Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, were out of state on a “previously planned” business trip to Utah, a spokesman confirmed. Follow up questions about whether the attorney general was back in Texas on Monday were not answered. News of Paxton's trip comes just days after fellow Republican state leader, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, was spotted flying to Cancún with his family. The Texas attorney general’s office has stayed in the headlines as of late.
Republican lawmakers push to make Texas’ anti-abortion laws among the most restrictive in the nation
Anti-abortion advocates have urged them to challenge the Roe v. Wade decision that established the right to an abortion. Ad“I'm not at all surprised to see the the number, the depth and the breadth of the abortion bills that have been filed,” she said. There are additional Texas abortion laws before the courts, including one that would restrict access to the most common way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester. Circuit Court of Appeals], we have an even better Supreme Court and we need to catch up,” he said. The 5th Circuit, which hears cases from Texas, is considered one of the most conservative courts in the nation.
Criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will return to his native Collin County, judge rules
A judge moved Texas Attorney General Ken Paxtons case to Harris County years ago, after prosecutors said they could not get a fair trial in Collin County. REUTERS/Bill ClarkYears after it was sent to Harris County, the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will move back to his native Collin County, a Harris County judge ruled Thursday. A judge moved Paxtons case to Harris County years ago, after prosecutors said they could not get a fair trial in Collin County, Paxtons home and former district from his time in the state Legislature. The two attorneys prosecuting Paxton, Brian Wice and Kent Schaffer, disputed that at a December hearing and said the case belongs in Harris County. But when the Texas State Securities Board reprimanded him for soliciting clients without being properly registered, he signed a disciplinary order without disputing its findings.
Texas Republican Donor Among Trumps Recent Flurry of Pardons
Rod Blagojevich and "junk bond king" Michael Milken.High-profile Republican allies requested the pardon for Pogue, who received a three-year sentence for falsifying a tax filing. What's more, filings show Pogue provided financial backing to other Republican officeholders including former Gov. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com