Across Houston, Indian Americans respond to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election
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by Natalie Weber, Fort Bend County Bureau
21h ago
Modi won a rare third term, but his party failed to secure a simple majority in parliament ..read more
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Republicans pick up two HCAD board seats, in election marked by historically low turnout
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by Andrew Schneider
3d ago
Total ballots cast in the officially nonpartisan contests came to less than 2% of Harris County registered voters ..read more
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Speakers pull out of prominent activist group’s pro-Christian nationalist conference
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by Robert Downen, The Texas Tribune
3d ago
The venue also canceled, but Fort Worth city officials demanded it still host the event. True Texas Project blamed public backlash on “woke attacks ..read more
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Texas Supreme Court halts payments under Uplift Harris
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by Andrew Schneider
6d ago
Harris County’s pilot guaranteed income program was designed to provide $500 monthly payments for 18 months to roughly 1,900 low-income families. The Texas Attorney General’s Office argued that violates the state’s constitution ..read more
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Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks, gun accessories used in 2017 massacre
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by Associated Press
6d ago
It marked the latest gun case to come before high court, where a conservative supermajority handed down a landmark decision expanding gun rights in 2022 and is also weighing another gun case challenging a federal law intended to keep guns away from people under domestic violence restraining orders ..read more
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Voter advocacy groups ask feds to step in after Texas allowed some voters’ ballots to be identified
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by Natalia Contreras, VoteBeat.org
6d ago
The request comes as state and local officials undermined ballot secrecy in their bids for election transparency ..read more
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Texas Labor Federation to host two info sessions for citizenship clinic this weekend
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by Patricia Ortiz
1w ago
According to the AFL-CIO, about one million people are eligible residents in the state ..read more
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ACLU sues Biden administration over new executive action on the southern border
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by FRANCO ORDOÑEZ, NPR
1w ago
President Biden is using new executive actions to block migrants from seeking asylum at the southern border. The ACLU says this goes against U.S. asylum laws ..read more
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For Mexican President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, continuity may not be an option
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by Andrew Schneider
1w ago
Sheinbaum won election promising to stick with the policies of her predecessor, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, particularly on energy and migration. But staying the course may not be possible for long ..read more
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Harris County Health Department sees results in new public safety programs
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by Tom Perumean
1w ago
Harris County has two new programs that aim to disrupt gun violence, and respond to the community's needs ..read more
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