byLouise Rodriguez and Kathryn Lundstrom
Austin and San Antonio events were among hundreds planned over the next several months to build on the activism the Women’s Marches inspired.
The president’s ban of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations was on everyone’s mind, though the biennial event was peaceful as usual.
The group vows to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s effort to pass school vouchers in the 2017 Legislature. Johnson said he has told Patrick to his face, “This will not pass.”
His harsh comments about immigration bother some young Hispanics, even conservatives who plan to vote Republican. But some say Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is causing them to make another choice,
byMolly Smith and Lynda Gonzalez
A policy of mass deportation would have a significant effect on Texas’ economy, which depends on immigrant laborers to fill jobs in its construction, agriculture and hospitality industries, according to economists and industry insiders.
byTravis Putnam Hill
Travis County sent technical support to explain correct procedures to polling staffers when voters don’t have approved forms of photo ID.
by Reporting Texas Staff
Photo ID Rules Caused Some Hiccups, but Early Long Lines Dissipated.
Initiative will look for long lines, misinformation at the polls and any signs that voters are being intimidated.
“If DACAmented teachers were to just suddenly disappear, advocates would go away from schools,” said Alexis Torres, who said he understands the resources his undocumented students need.
Texas allows felons to regain voting rights after they have completed their sentences, paroles and probations, but many fail to take advantage.
A federal appeals court has ordered Texas to relax standards for interpreters. That makes voting easier for people who are less than proficient in English.
Admitting an illness can suggest a candidate is weak, and give ammunition to rivals.
Texas counties spend a lot of time and money to register voters using paper forms. Some officials want the state to join the 31 others that allow voters to sign up online.
At a watching party for the final debate, cheers for Trump, boos for Clinton, and worries about a rigged election.
The county has topped its 90-percent registration goal; now the goal is to set another record for voter turnout.
Cindy Ramirez has been interested in politics since she was a ninth-grader. That year, she joined the Dallas chapter of IGNITE, an organization that works to inspire more young women to become involved in politics. Once at the University of Texas at Austin, Ramirez sought out the program again, and is now marketing director of […]