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RT @jsmccullou: TaiChin Preyor has been executed. In his last words, he quoted Coretta King: "Justice has never advanced by taking a life."…
The #txlege lawmaker who could determine the fate of the #bathroombill says it is unnecessary. bit.ly/2h5LPv0 via @dallasnews
Analysis: In the #txlege special session, the Senate is the hare, and the House is the tortoise:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Both cities and Texas want to regulate trees, taxes & more. Vote on the local control issue we should tackle next: trib.it/2eMh5ia
Each day of the #txlege special session costs taxpayers $34k. Here's why this could be the priciest one in history:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Alright y'all — what reader question should we answer next? Vote here: trib.it/2vFAswz #txlege https://t.co/hNcNdUt0mN
RT @AustinTechAll: What's going on in the #txlege special session? @TexasTribune has you covered: texastribune.org/2017/07/26/bri…
Border funding bill passes U.S. House; Texans vote along party lines trib.it/2eRZbKV https://t.co/aRyP8oRYVj
RT @jsmccullou: Update on tonight's scheduled execution: TaiChin Preyor filed a final appeal at #SCOTUS after 4 p.m., which is still pendin…
ICYMI: Almost half of Texas' supply of execution drugs has recently expired. trib.it/2v2gMX0
While the TX Senate had a day off, the House debated bills on trees & abortion complications reporting. Listen to o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
While the TX Senate had a day off, the House debated bills on trees & abortion complications reporting. Listen to our #txlege daily recap:
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: What questions do you have about Texas politics? Don't forget to ask the @TexasTribune here! texastribune.org/texplainer/ #As…
The TX House has given an early OK to its own tree removal bill, breaking from the Senate and @GregAbbott_TXtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
State Rep. @SarahforHD134 wants Gov. @GregAbbott_TX to add ethics reform to special session agenda:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Dates set today in Paxton case: - Pretrial conference: Nov. 2 - Jury selection: Dec. 1 - Trial: Dec. 11 https://t.co/4xL…
@KenPaxtonTX's trial will begin on Dec. 11. The Texas AG has pleaded not guilty in a securities fraud case:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Hail to the feast! @KatyTurNBC headlines our dinner to support nonprofit journalism in Sept. Get your tickets here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Just in: @KenPaxtonTX trial set to begin Dec. 11
RT @terryparrisjr: i love this (and a monster tweetstorm) twitter.com/TexasTribune/s…
40/40 @JohnCornyn is for the ban. "What I always do is rely upon the experts..." trib.it/2v1BgyM https://t.co/3tdyHaAuTe
38/ @RepCuellar is against the ban. trib.it/2v1BgyM
37/ @RepLloydDoggett is against the ban: "We should honor and protect all, no matter their gender..."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
33/ @RepFilemonVela is against the ban: "Shame on @POTUS for banning #transgender individuals..."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
31/ @RepVeasey is against it. He said he's "appalled" the president would "would blatantly abandon any American..."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
29/ @RepEBJ is against the ban — she called it "shameful." trib.it/2v1BgyM https://t.co/rI2ld0PFI9
27/ @RepGeneGreen is against the ban. "Every American should have the opportunity to serve if they want to serve."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
26/ @RepBrianBabin is for the ban: "It's common sense, the military is there for one reason and one reason only."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
22/ @MacTXPress said: "I don't know what to think." trib.it/2v1BgyM https://t.co/HjLffkB3sc
New in TribTalk: Dark money, darker politics. trib.it/2v5KV80 https://t.co/GUfeT9VdFM
20/ @JoaquinCastrotx is against it. "The president’s policy announcement today is gratuitously discriminatory."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
19/ @JacksonLeeTX18 is against the ban. She called it a "harmful and hate-filled policy..." trib.it/2v1BgyM https://t.co/kM2slYGwUB
16/ @RepBetoORourke is against the ban. "This is no different than previous, unfounded fears..."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
15/ @RepRWilliams supports the ban. "We need to focus on military readiness without distractions."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
10/ @PeteOlson is for the ban. "I’m pleased President Trump is listening to his generals..." trib.it/2v1BgyM https://t.co/8ocWlos5WJ
9/ @VoteVicente is against the ban. "I stand on the side of equality for all." trib.it/2v1BgyM https://t.co/ABTfg09GP8
8/ @LamarSmithTX21 supports the ban. “I support the recommendation of the administration’s military advisors.”… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
5/ @RepJoeBarton supports the ban. "Our military leaders know best how to protect and defend the United States."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
4/ @RepAlGreen is against it: "The president seems to be saying that only certain people can be patriotic..."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
3/ @replouiegohmert: "I really appreciate the president taking initiative because it will save a lot of money."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
2/ Follow this thread to see where your representative stands on the ban. (Or just go here: trib.it/2v1BgyM).
1/ We asked every Texan in Congress about Donald Trump's ban on transgender people from serving in the military.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
“I think it takes a pile of manure to know a pile of manure, and that’s my thought on Joe Straus." — @ChrisSalcedoTX trib.it/2eR1JJg
#txlege House gives early approval to bill requiring more reporting on abortion complications. trib.it/2v0XPUu
RT @MWatkinsTrib: On Dan Patrick's Houston radio station, the TX Senate is popular. Joe Straus is not. texastribune.org/2017/07/27/rad…
Former @Baylor University President in the @washingtonpost: "Mr. President, please cut it out." wapo.st/2v2r60w
RT @bobphoto: Cutting comments during HB7 tree bill debate RInaldi v. Leach #txlege @TexasTribune @bobphoto https://t.co/jPvn6BjHJO
RT @PatrickSvitek: Here's @JohnCornyn to @ChadHastyRadio earlier this morning on Trump's decision on the transgender military ban: https://…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Both sides in @KenPaxtonTX case are due back in court today in Houston. Hearing set for 3 p.m. could lead to a new trial…
Here’s where #txlege is on Gov. Abbott's special session issues. We're tracking all of them here. trib.it/2eQ7hDT
RT @Jmalewitz: Just a 2,600-word reminder that @DanPatrick still runs a radio station -- & it's politically handy. texastribune.org/2017/07/27/rad…
RT @lmcgaughy: Dan Patrick is no longer a shock jockey, but his radio station is as powerful as ever & stacked w/ #txlege voices. https://t…
RT @eramshaw: Thanks to @NiemanReports for featuring my sweet kiddo — and highlighting the challenges of nursing in the newsroom. https://t…
11/11 But @DanPatrick still makes the occasional radio appearance. And he usually gets results.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
10/ @TeamBettencourt has since taken Patrick’s senate seat — and the mic at @KSEV700. trib.it/2v0pp4e https://t.co/KoeIoOT1Gx
9/ Some thought he was a showboat, but many feared him. trib.it/2v0pp4e https://t.co/6xH6laHR3B
There are some budget cuts coming to a university near you. trib.it/2ePXnBZ #txlege #highered https://t.co/tE3AuSA8ij
8/ @DanPatrick started broadcasting before he was elected — but he continued it as a state senator.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
7/ In June, this is what @ChrisSalcedoTX had to say about @SpeakerStraus. trib.it/2v0pp4e https://t.co/lVfTcCMWi6
6/ This year, @KSEV700 cranked up the volume on its anti-@SpeakerStraus messaging. trib.it/2v0pp4e https://t.co/S2FpLN3YAn
5/ @KSEV700 doesn’t have the largest audience, but that doesn’t diminish its political power.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
4/ Important context: @DanPatrick isn’t the first politician to come up through radio. trib.it/2v0pp4etwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
3/ Today, @DanPatrick’s voice is rarely heard on air (except for ads). But the station continues to push his agenda… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Ken Starr will be part of a convo on Trump, ethics and the law at the @TexasTribune Festival. Full program out 8/1… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
2/ @DanPatrick has owned @KSEV700 AM, “The Voice of Texas,” since 1988. trib.it/2v0pp4e https://t.co/v8wPNViw3z
1/ This is how radio made @DanPatrick a powerful Texas politician — and is helping him stay that way. #txlege… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @amanbatheja: The Texas Lt. Gov. is a former AM radio host who still owns a station, narrates ads that begin "Hi I'm Dan Patrick" https:…
Congrats! And happy as hell that you will be at the @TexasTribune Festival. Big get #medillstrong twitter.com/JoshuaGreen/st…
With most of @GregAbbott_TX's special session items passed, the #txlege Senate is taking the day off. trib.it/2v0CB94
RT @madlinbmek: Radio made Dan Patrick powerful in Texas. And it's helping him stay that way: texastribune.org/2017/07/27/rad… via @TexasTribune #tx…
RT @eramshaw: Phenomenal, heavily researched piece. Great work, @ewaltersTX @Jmalewitz #txlege twitter.com/texastribune/s…
“When we ran for the Senate, everyone said, ‘Dan doesn’t have a chance. He’s just a radio guy.’"… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@DanPatrick's radio station has cranked up the volume on anti-@SpeakerStraus messaging. Here's what that means:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Radio launched @DanPatrick's career. He's mostly off the airways now, but his station still pushes his agenda.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
This is how radio made @DanPatrick a powerful Texas politician — and is helping him stay that way. #txlege… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Y'all ready for this? #TribFest17 full program is coming soon... trib.it/2eJcmxy https://t.co/JhkE75bNde
We're hiring an interactive designer/developer to create narratives that drive audience participation! Apply:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Rural families have been paying the highest power delivery rates in the state. This deal could get them some relief… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
New in TribTalk: This is no way to treat animals, or humans. trib.it/2tXnjgT https://t.co/uyfkbpjFVn
Four DACA beneficiaries were arrested today in a protest against Texas' stance on the immigration program:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Accompanying the latest oil boom in the Permian Basin is a problem with hardcore drug use. bit.ly/2tZhJKTtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Help us report. Help us investigate. Send us tips, docs or info via Signal, encrypted email or mail 👉… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
As lawmakers try to curb local Texas governments, big-city mayors left out of meetings with Abbott… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
New in TribTalk: Don’t cut off redemption for TaiChin Preyor. trib.it/2tXILm0 https://t.co/ZLlzuP0zkF
Ag Commish Sid Miller on Trump's transgender ban: "Military is not the place for leftist social experimentation"… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
 
 
 
 
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