More than six months before what’s expected to be the city’s biggest election in more than 20 years, Mayor Chris Boswell on Wednesday said he’s running for re-election while attorney Norma Sepulveda announced her bid to become the first woman to serve as Harlingen’s mayor.
The Texas Legislature has once again passed a bipartisan bill seeking to improve living conditions for dogs that are housed outdoors after Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed similar legislation earlier this year.
Texas gained two congressional seats after the 2020 U.S. census, thanks to a decade of explosive growth. But while 95 percent of that growth is attributable to new Black, Latino, and Asian residents, The Texas Tribune reports, the Texas Legislature gave final approval Monday night to a new congressional map that gives "white voters effective control of both" new districts. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is expected to sign off on the new maps.
Texas Monthly released their annual top 50 ranking of Texas BBQ joints, and two valley establishments made the cut.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who reported just 18% of his $2.2 million leadership PAC cash going to other candidates and groups, but spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on consultants, roughly $59,000 on airfare, and $20,000 at high-end hotels and resorts;