Daily Archives: January 11, 2023

Dade Phelan easily re-elected Speaker

No drama, as expected. Texas House of Representatives members on Tuesday voted 145-3 to elect state Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, to a second term as speaker — the most powerful position in the lower chamber. He defeated state Rep. Tony … Continue reading

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SCOTx to decide if ERCOT can be sued

Big decision to come. Lawyers argued before the Texas Supreme Court on Monday over whether the state’s power grid operator should be protected from lawsuits, a question that has become especially important after the deadly February 2021 freeze. Individuals and insurance companies have … Continue reading

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Is trap-neuter-return illegal?

A question that could affect a lot of cities, including Houston. Trap, neuter, return programs are popular across Texas as a way to control feral cat populations. But one local official is now posing a thorny question: Are they legal? … Continue reading

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