For the first time in nearly four decades, Harris County’s district attorney is a Democrat, and she has high aspirations.
Articles by Sam DeGrave
From an overnight mariachi-themed protest at the governor’s mansion to more than 1,000 protesters flooding the Capitol, here’s what the Observer saw at the start of the “summer of resistance.”
The incident happened as more than 1,000 immigrant rights supporters flooded the Texas Capitol.
“You’ve disturbed our peace, so we’re disturbing yours,” one sign held by protesters read.
“We are being rolled by the Senate, and trans children are part of that bargain,” said Representative Celia Israel.
To repeal the Driver Responsibility Program, lawmakers are proposing to increase all Texas traffic fines by $20.
“I would’ve preferred a more robust bill, but I’m happy — I’m elated — that there is a bill,” said author Garnet Coleman, D-Houston.
Legislature Plans to Close Four Correctional Facilities. Will They Become Immigrant Detention Centers?
Many see the closures as a step in the right direction, but some advocates worry what the empty prisons could mean for immigrant detention.
Beginning at 11:40 p.m., lawmakers heard more than five hours of heartfelt testimony on HB 2899.