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Texas lawmakers are looking to carve out two new congressional districts in the Austin and Houston areas, according to a redistribution map proposal released Monday. The map, which was proposed by State Senator Joan Huffman (R), would effectively lock in the Republicans’ long-standing advantage in Texas for another decade, reducing the number of competitive districts …

In the second full week of September, 953 crimes were recorded in Fort Worth, according to a Star-Telegram map created with police department data the city released. The five most frequently recorded crimes were theft (143), assault (99), criminal mischief (90), criminal code offenses (76) and car theft (68) and according to data from the …

Editor’s note: This story previously twisted what the law required a plaintiff to prove in court in order to sue a company whose employee caused injury or death in a collision. This has been corrected below. AUSTIN (KXAN) – On her lunch break after her teaching job in South Austin, Christina Sauceda was on her …

Reply: Some states have already turned to citizens to enforce the new laws. A Missouri law that came into effect last week allows citizens to sue local law enforcement officials whose officers knowingly enforce federal gun laws. Police and Sheriff departments can face fines of up to $ 50,000 per occurrence. The law has been …

The House passed a law on Friday to guarantee access to abortion nationwide after the Supreme Court earlier this month refused to block a Texas law that bans the procedure in almost all cases. The bill passed along party lines, 218-211, with only one conservative Democrat, Representative Henry Cuellar (Texas), voting against. He is now …

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) – The communities of Morgan’s Point and Belton have lost Josh Bingham, 39, a beloved businessman, friend and firefighter volunteer who died after battling COVID-19. “I would call it iconic,” said Charlie Gantenbein, a friend of Josh’s. Fishing lures are now hung from the fence outside Bingham Marine in memory of Josh …

The concept of ‘hostile workplace’ seems to be at the heart of Salesforce announces they will fund the move of any employee who finds Texas’ new law restricting abortion objectionable. Interestingly, Benioff, president of Salesforce, didn’t just apply this to female employees and that the initial version did not specify Texas but “any state”. While …

The fateful step of the Supreme Court in the judicialization of abortion in 1973 effectively removed it from the political process for almost half a century. The passionate sentiments of Americans on the matter were shifted from legislative disputes (where they belonged) to the makeup of the Supreme Court, resulting in the crass, overtly political, …

Greg and Sally Schmoll After Sally Schmoll was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, she learned that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder was a cause of the disease known as “the silent killer.” Growing up without central air conditioning in the sweltering heat of St. Louis before moving to Indianapolis, she had used the powder …

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – A new Texas law provides funding to school districts that want or already have distance learning programs if their students have met certain prior learning criteria. Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 15 comes into force Last week. In order for a school to qualify, its students applying to learn outside the …