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RT @AliyyaSwaby: @TXSBOE .@ginaTXSBOE1: Being a "religious lawgiver" isn't the same as being an influence on law for the founding of a nati…
RT @AliyyaSwaby: @TXSBOE @ginaTXSBOE1 Erika Beltran: @GregAbbott_TX and Supreme Court are not our founding fathers. Historians haven't been…
RT @AliyyaSwaby: .@txsboe votes along party lines to keep Moses in social studies standards, opposing Erika Beltran's motion to remove him.…
RT @AliyyaSwaby: @TXSBOE Board is discussing striking Moses from social studies. Bradley is defending keeping Moses in, because he affected…
RT @AliyyaSwaby: .@TXSBOE discussing this @GregAbbott_TX tweet, with conservatives arguing Moses should stay in the standards. #txlege #txe…
New in TribTalk: Rural Texas highways give us a reliable path to the pump. bit.ly/2z7HZbC
Julián Castro has ramped up his outreach to possible donors and campaign staff since last week's midterm elections as he considers a 2020 run. More from @CNN. cnn.it/2RVGHaA
RT @AliyyaSwaby: @TXSBOE Morath: "Some of the structural elements that are related to [5th Circuit ruling] are potentially still problemati…
The Nature Conservancy plans to use settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to construct new oyster reefs in Galveston and Copano bays. Half of each reef will be designated as a sanctuary. The other half will be open for fishing. bit.ly/2Djg3Et
The Natural Conservancy plans to use settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to construct new oyster reefs in Galveston and Copano bays. Half of each reef will be designated as a sanctuary. The other half will be open for fishing. bit.ly/2DkWnjr
Texas plans to carry out the execution of Robert Moreno Ramos tonight. Lawyers have argued that he wasn’t aware of his rights under an international treaty, and therefore didn't receive proper legal counsel during his trial. bit.ly/2z8rDiV
RT @frairelbj: A Texas-size thank you to @TexasTribune and TX Rural Philanthropy partners for this forward-looking convening on the future…
The U.S. Border Patrol conducted a "crowd control" exercise in El Paso last Friday. See images from the exercise. bit.ly/2DjN4Ah
If you attended our #FutureofRural symposium over the last two days at @tamu — or if you watched the livestream — thanks for joining us! And if you like what you heard and saw, become a @TexasTribune member. Members make #ttevents possible support.texastribune.org
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas is on a short list of possible replacements for fired U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, NBC News reported Saturday. bit.ly/2zS4vVv
The number of migrants taken into custody along the Mexico border reached the highest total of Donald Trump's presidency in October, according to figures released late Friday by @CBP. bit.ly/2PYUGPi
State Rep. Dennis Bonnen appears to have secured the votes needed to become speaker. Now, the hardest political challenges begin, says @rossramsey. bit.ly/2PVrSqX
Update: Education board moves to reinsert Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller into Texas curriculum. bit.ly/2RT9ah0 #TXed
RT @klundster: .@EBeltran4SBOE's motion to re-insert @HillaryClinton in the 11th grade U.S. History standards is passed by the board, 12 to…
RT @klundster: .@EBeltran4SBOE's motion to re-insert @HillaryClinton in the 11th grade U.S. History standards is passed by the board, 11 to…
The number of electricity service-related complaints and inquiries filed with Texas' Public Utility Commission reached a three-year high this past fiscal year, @tcaptx said Tuesday. bit.ly/2DjU0gO
The bill filings for the Texas Legislature's 2019 session begins with legislation on marijuana, taxes and daylight saving time. #txlege bit.ly/2RMS98e
@HillaryClinton will likely be cut from Texas' social studies curriculum; Helen Keller is back in. #txed bit.ly/2DjQ3Zw
RT @klundster: Motion to strike "states' rights" from the causes of the Civil War fails 5 to 9 along party lines, as expected. https://t.co…
The Texas education board meets this week to approve "streamlined" social studies curriculum standards. Teachers' responses are mixed. #txed bit.ly/2A02Jlh
RT @PatrickSvitek: Eight Texas Dems backing @StenyHoyer for majority leader: @ColinAllredTX, @JoaquinCastrotx, @RepLloydDoggett, @RepCuella…
Anti-vaccine Texas families may take their fight to day cares next. bit.ly/2za6Ifa
RT @AliyyaSwaby: Brister: "I can't tell if complaints about property taxes" are that they're too high or that the $ is going to other distr…
RT @viaAlana: Now onto a discussion focused on "Building an Economic Future." Talking access to #broadband and tools for #rural communities…
A handful of private lawyers represent an enormous number of poor kids in Harris County's juvenile justice and child welfare systems. "What we ultimately got was a juvenile system where the lawyers get rich ... and everybody wins but the kids." bit.ly/2zGPyW8
RT @viaAlana: The #rural symposium continues now w/ @Glenn_Hegar. Got questions for the state's chief financial officer? Tweet us using #…
RT @alexazura: We've got a Texas Redistricting Commission proposal from @DonnaHowardTX: capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/bi… Would require Texas voter…
Disability rights advocates have dug up documents appearing to show Texas spent $41.6 million less on kids with disabilities in 2017 than the year before, raising the prospect of yet another federal financial penalty. bit.ly/2PYjHds
RT @viaAlana: The @TexasTribune's #Rural Symposium continues now w/ @evanasmith at the helm of a discussion livestreamed on https://t.co/Ei…
A week after Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson misfired a joke at Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw, SNL gave Crenshaw an on-air apology and a chance to crack some jokes about Davidson. bit.ly/2RSLgm1
Amazon picks Crystal City and New York for HQ2, snubbing Austin, Dallas | The Texas Tribune - bit.ly/2Dn45Kb
Before Donald Trump's visit, Ted Cruz's internal numbers had him leading by double digits. In the days after, his lead dropped to 5 points. This is the inside look into how the race between Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke became the closest in Texas in 40 years. bit.ly/2RKr6KK
Dennis Bonnen wasn't even a candidate a month ago. Now he says he has north of 100 votes — more than enough to win the gavel. How did he do it? bit.ly/2B2DNLr
The Bureau of Land Management is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage. In southeastern New Mexico, it can’t even keep up with what’s already happening. bit.ly/2PSetQv
RT @eramshaw: .@TexasTribune polled rural Texans ahead of our first-ever Rural Symposium, happening today in College Station. https://t.co/…
RT @PatrickSvitek: The @TexasTribune tick-tock on Dennis Bonnen's rapid ascent in the speaker's race: texastribune.org/2018/11/12/tex… #txlege
RT @ATXjj: Props today (and always) to @AlexSamuelsx5⁩ and ⁦@cassi_pollock⁩, who step up, day after day, time after time, to keep us all in…
Dennis Bonnen wasn't even a candidate a month ago. Now he says he has north of 100 votes — more than enough to win the gavel. Here’s how he won the race. #txlege bit.ly/2DhFjee
Texas is booming, and housing costs in many parts of the state are outpacing incomes. How affordable is your neighborhood? Find out here. bit.ly/2Dapxlm
A proposed high-speed rail line between the state's two largest urban areas represents the collision of two things Texans hold dear: private property rights and an unrestrained free market. bit.ly/2AVU05d
RT @cassi_pollock: Update: Darby tells @evanasmith he is endorsing Bonnen for #txlege House speaker. Watch live here: https://t.co/LOHJWzRU…
RT @PatrickSvitek: New — Statement from @GovAbbott on Dennis Bonnen: https://t.co/S9995Ipyhd
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: Here are the 109 House members that have agreed to support Bonnen's speaker bid: https://t.co/OKgWEspbaf
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: News: @drewdarby4Tx plans to withdraw from the Texas House speakers race, his camp confirms. #txlege
RT @cassi_pollock: News: @travisfortexas is withdrawing from the #txlege House speaker's race, his camp confirms.
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@SpeakerStraus releases supportive statement on Dennis Bonnen: https://t.co/vVTcutG5V3
State Rep. Dennis Bonnen appears to have secured the votes needed to become speaker. Now, the hardest political challenges begin, says @rossramsey. #txlege bit.ly/2B362tt
BREAKING: Dennis Bonnen says he has the votes to become the next speaker of the Texas House. #txlege bit.ly/2z3LEH5
RT @cassi_pollock: Conference for Dennis Bonnen is underway. I'm counting at least 12 folks -- Rs and Ds -- onstage w/ Bonnen. "The speaker…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: Reps spotted behind Bonnen: Leach, Goldman, Springer, Guillen and Craddick, among others. twitter.com/AlexSamuelsx5/…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: Bonnen says he will honor the tradition of the House being a "bipartisan chamber," when asked if he'll appoint Democrats…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: "We're hear to let you know the Texas speaker's race is over," Bonnen says at his presser. He says he has the support of…
RT @amanbatheja: In the past two weeks, the candidates for Texas House Speaker has shrunk from 8 to 2 twitter.com/AlexSamuelsx5/…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: .@JohnsonForTexas' statement on withdrawing from the Texas House speaker's race. #txlege https://t.co/Mj44idy812
Marijuana, taxes and daylight saving time: Bill filing for the 2019 #txlege session has begun. bit.ly/2PSuCFB
Four Republican lawmakers vying to become the next Speaker of the Texas House have dropped out of the race and endorsed Rep. Dennis Bonnen. #txlege bit.ly/2RQPdHM https://t.co/AAlIEmeyKo
RT @ayanmittra: Recalling, amid the developing news in the TX House speaker's race, this 2015 profile of Dennis Bonnen by @nachoaguilar + @…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: News: @JohnsonForTexas tells me he’s withdrawing from speaker’s race and supporting state Rep. Dennis Bonnen. Statement…
State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, the Houston Democrat who is headed to Congress, announced Friday that she is resigning from her Senate seat. bit.ly/2D9t2bL
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@KenPaxtonTX is being named @RepublicanAGs chair today, spokesman @jordandberry says. Paxton has been serving as vice c…
Dennis Bonnen is planning to hold a news conference today at the Texas Capitol to discuss "the finishing of the speaker's race." #txlege bit.ly/2B1Ioxu
It is the first day of #txlege bill filing. Follow @TXLegeBills.
Three Republicans have dropped their bids for speaker of the Texas House — and are endorsing state Rep. Dennis Bonnen. bit.ly/2RQLhqx
After a politically-charged September meeting, the State Board of Education meets this week to approve "streamlined" social studies curriculum standards. Teachers' responses are mixed. bit.ly/2PWAbCY
RT @klundster: The @TXSBOE meets this week to vote on changes to the social studies curriculum standards. But critics say the changes don't…
RT @rdmurphy: This is the first bill tweet bot I’ve made that gets to take advantage of the 280 character upgrade, and it’s a boon for more…
Dan Crenshaw started the week as a punchline and ended it as a star. The real story came before that. bit.ly/2zKLxjr
RT @PatrickSvitek: Haven't seen anybody crunch these numbers yet, so here goes — Texas' 191 rural counties contributed 11% of the #txsen vo…
RT @rdmurphy: Bill filing for Texas’ 86th Legislative Session has begun. Follow along here. 📜 #txlege twitter.com/TXLegeBills/st…
RT @amanbatheja: Today is the first day of bill filing for the 2019 Texas legislative session. First bill filed creates a sales tax holida…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: News: @tparker63 drops speaker bid this morning and throws his support behind Dennis Bonnen. #txlege https://t.co/Ny9DW7…
Texas women were poised for potential wins after multiple upsets in March primaries. On Tuesday, in race after race, Texas women won up and down the ballot including races for Congress and the Texas House. bit.ly/2z0rGNq
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus: "He's not much of a Republican." bit.ly/2PSFrra
Two Republicans have now dropped their bids for speaker of the Texas House this weekend to endorse state Rep. Dennis Bonnen. #txlege bit.ly/2B0p2ce
#ICYMI: Here are four takeaways from the 2018 Texas midterm elections. bit.ly/2z9JiH5
In Donald Trump’s midterm, Texas voters tap the brakes. bit.ly/2RQPeM3
State Rep. Four Price has dropped his bid for Texas House speaker and thrown his support behind state Rep. Dennis Bonnen. bit.ly/2RRpFuh
RT @PatrickSvitek: Just in: Four Price drops speaker bid, gets behind Dennis Bonnen #txlege https://t.co/BclkZAar4s
Report: U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe is on a short list of possible replacements for fired U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. bit.ly/2zJB8Ey
Can't make it to College Station for our Future of Rural Texas symposium? Find a watch party in your community here. bit.ly/2ROkxHf https://t.co/PO2N3x8yK5
Steve Stockman, a former Texas congressman and conservative firebrand, was sentenced Wednesday morning to 10 years in federal prison. bit.ly/2PMWOK4
Dan Crenshaw, a Texas congressman-elect who was the target of a badly received joke on Saturday Night Live last week, got a payback opportunity this week. “This is Pete Davidson. He looks like, if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person.” bit.ly/2AXAVQ2
RT @rossramsey: @DanCrenshawTX and @nbcsnl have kissed and made up. bit.ly/2Fg7H36 #tx2018 twitter.com/nbcsnl/status/…
@tedcruz's close victory over @BetoORourke was the closest a Democrat came to toppling a Republican incumbent U.S. senator in Texas since 1978. #Midterms2018 #Election2018 #tx2018 bit.ly/2zERiiu
After losing re-election, this judge showed up for work in Harris County and began releasing virtually all of the juvenile defenders who had detention hearings before him. bit.ly/2RKwf5z
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus declined to say who he voted for this year. But he acknowledged he split his ticket “more than I ever have before.” #txlege bit.ly/2RMbqH4
Republicans hoped to keep a majority Texas House seats from Dallas County when they redrew district boundaries in 2011. Seven years later, they've only held onto two of 14. bit.ly/2Dbo12m
Can't make it to College Station for our Future of Rural Texas symposium? Find a watch party in your community here. bit.ly/2ROkxHf https://t.co/ic6iD5M8Rr
The Texas congressional delegation is poised to lose significant clout on Capitol Hill after the Democrats on Tuesday took control of the U.S. House and Texas voters elected nine new representatives — one-quarter of the state's 36 members. bit.ly/2Da6Cam
Former Texas state @SenatorSylvia resigned Friday after winning a U.S. House seat Tuesday night. #txlege #Midterms2018 #Election2018 #tx2018 bit.ly/2DdcP5d
Texas may have illegally reduced special education funding (again). #txed bit.ly/2z38ejk
The Texas House speaker's race may have shifted after the 2018 midterm elections. #txlege #Midterms2018 #Election2018 #tx2018 bit.ly/2AVmgVl
Texas Democrats flipped four major state appeals courts, toppling 19 incumbent Republican appellate judges. #Midterms2018 #Election2018 #tx2018 bit.ly/2PMM66m
Border Patrol conducted Friday a "crowd control" exercise in El Paso. bit.ly/2zJLmVl
Border arrests surged to the highest levels of Donald Trump's presidency in October, the @washingtonpost reports. bit.ly/2DgF0Az
RT @TXLegeBills: ...soon. 🤖
 
 
 
 
 
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