Politics

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Mayor Hughes Will Not Seek Re-election

Story updated to reflect comments from mayoral candidates Hill Adams and Steve Jurovic. CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes will not be seeking re-election and mayor pro-tem Chuck Brawner has resigned as the council member of Ward A to run for Hughes’ position. The election is in May. Hughes had earlier filed to […]

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Katy ISD Council of PTA’s President Fires off on “One Voice” Coalition

KATY (Covering Katy) – Katy Independent School District Council of PTAs President Jeannie Griffith has some strong words to say about One Voice for Texas Public Education, the same coalition that caused a fiery Katy ISD Board of Trustees meeting in January. In January, the board was set to vote on joining this coalition, which […]

Katy ISD Board Election Ballot Set

Story updated to include comments from Candace Perkins. All Incumbents Face Challengers CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—The field is set for the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustee races. Filing deadline for the May 6 ballot was Friday afternoon. All three incumbents up for re-election—Henry Dibrell, Courtney Doyle and Ashley Vann—have filed to reclaim their […]

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Former President George H.W. Bush Discharged from Hospital

By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune HOUSTON (The Texas Tribune) – Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday after recovering from bacterial pneumonia and respiratory problems, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. “He is thankful for many prayers and kind messages he received during his stay, as well as the […]

Congressman Keven Brady of The Woodlands. Courtesy Allison Shelley/The Texas Tribune

Woodlands Congressman Kevin Brady is in the Perfect Spot to Reshape the American Economy

  By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON (The Texas Tribune) – There is hardly a Texan to be found in Washington who is more at the center of this new world Trump order than U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady. The 11-term congressman from the Woodlands is the chairman of the U.S. House’s tax-writing Ways and Means […]

Gov. Greg Abbott following his speech Sept. 19, 2016 to the Texas Education & Workforce Summit luncheon. Courtesy Texas Tribune/Bob Daemmrich

On “bathroom bill,” Greg Abbott staying neutral as pressure builds

  By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Tribune) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is maintaining his largely neutral stance on Texas’ “bathroom bill” as pressure picks up on him to weigh in on the legislation. “This is an alarming issue that is an obvious concern to a lot of Texans,” Abbott told The […]

Gov. Rick Perry - Texas Tribune photo by Marjorie Kamys Cotera

At confirmation hearing, Rick Perry vows to pursue “sound science” on climate change

  By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON (The Texas Tribune) –  Testifying before the committee overseeing his confirmation as U.S. energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he believes humans cause climate change and that he no longer supports eliminating the department he’s been appointed to lead. “My past statements made over […]

An attendee sports a pair of "Make America Great Again" boots at the 2017 Black Tie and Boots Ball. Courtesy: Allison Shelley/The Texas Tribune

Texans celebrate Trump at Black Tie and Boots Ball

  By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune OXON HILL, Md. (Texas Tribune) — An estimated 12,000 people adorned in cowboy hats, boots, furs, formal wear and an occasional “Make America Great Again” ballcap contributed to a jovial scene at the Texas State Society’s Black Tie and Boots Ball, just outside of the city limits of Washington, D.C., on […]