# Inside texas politics
Texas Judge Declares Death Star Bill Unconstitutional Days Before It Becomes Active
In June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott passed the Death Star Bill or House Bill 2127. The bill gives more power to the state but there has been pushback from cities and local representatives.
Texas Organizations Need To Update Requirements For Public Officials (Opinion)
El Paso, Texas has been in the news at least locally that citizens have taken to social media to complain on numerous occasions. When I first arrived in El Paso in the summer of 2013, I heard the El Paso school District was under investigation for superintendents and teachers over a cheating scandal.
Governor Abbott Responds to the Water Barrier Scrutiny and Lawsuit
Governor Greg Abbott has faced a lot of scrutiny over how he treats migrants. Abbott has bussed close to 30,000 migrants to sanctuary cities. Now he is getting sued by the Biden administration over the water barrier.
Texas Representative Sees Razor-Like Object on Governor Abbott's Water Barrier
Texas Representative Sylvia Garcia captured a close-up of the water barrier installed by Governor Greg Abbott in the Rio Grande. It is surprising no one has mentioned what he found earlier since the barrier was installed close to a month ago.
The Biden Administration Sues Texas Governor Abbott Over the Dangerous Water Barrier, His Second Lawsuit
The Justice Department didn’t waste time as they sued Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, July 24. The Biden administration said Texas could avoid a lawsuit if they removed the water barriers that Governor Abbott started placing along the Rio Grande River.
Another Texas City Sues Governor Abbott Over the Death Star Bill
Going into his third term in office, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is getting challenged on some recent bills he passed. Last month, Governor Abbott passed the “Death Star” bill and two cities have sued for the passing of the bill.
Austin Council Members Approve New Law to Help Future Home Buyers Save Money
The City of Austin Council members realizes the cost of living is high in the city. Most council members approved to change that on Thursday, July 20. Council members voted to change the city law that requires residences must be zoned from 5,750 feet down to 2,500 square feet. The proposal allows more residencies can be built which will help alleviate the burden homeowners face.
Texas Officials Respond to the Unfair Treatment of Migrants and Disagrees
Not long after reports came out that migrants were treated unfairly, the office of Governor Abbott and Texas officials responded. Recently, news broke out that migrants were not treated fairly, given water, and some were pushed back into the Rio Grande as they were seeking asylum.
Governor Abbott Gets Sued Over His TikTok Ban and People's First Amendment Rights
A first amendment group in New York has sued Texas Governor Greg Abbott over his TikTok ban preventing state officials from downloading the app on their government phones. This is the second time in weeks that Governor Abbott is getting sued. A local Texas business owner is suing Abbott over the water barrier he is currently setting up to prevent migrants from entering Texas.
Congress Passes $12.6 Billion Largest Property Tax Decrease in Texas History
While running for re-election, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wanted to provide Texans with a tax decrease. Well, after weeks of talk, discussion, and negotiations, Texas has a tax proposal that gets Abbott’s approval.
A Third Candidate, Representative Roland Gutierrez, Challenges Senator Ted Cruz
As Senator Ted Cruz is trying for a third term in office, this race is getting more competitive as more candidates are vying for his seat. In May, Democratic Representative and former Tennessee Titans player Colin Allred joined the race to take on Senator Cruz and is building a substantial campaign fund.
Governor Abbott Announced Spending $150 Million to Improve South Texas Security and Roads
Governor Greg Abbott recently announced he was spending $150 million to help Texas roads and also improve security. The money used will improve roads in the Rio Grande Valley. Under Operation Lone Star, Texas law enforcement has arrested 386,000 illegal immigrants and made over 30,000 criminal arrests. Law enforcement has also seized 420 million doses of fentanyl. In 2022, over 2,000 people died from fentanyl in Texas.
Navy Veteran and Law Professor Steven Keough Challenges Senator Ted Cruz
The three-term Republican Senator Ted Cruz is running for his fourth term in office. The election may not be easy as another contender is stepping up to try and unseat Cruz. Law Professor and Veteran Steven Keough announced he was running for Senate in San Antonio. Then he traveled to El Paso to get his name out there.
Houston Challenges Recently Passed Death Star Bill Claiming it is Unconstitutional
Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Death Star bill or House Bill 2127 which gives the State of Texas the authority over laws of Texas cities and counties. The bill does not go into effect until September 1, 2023.
Governor Abbott Provides SNAP Benefits to Those Affected by the Disastrous June Storm
The Texas summer is causing problems for some local residents. Between storms, tornadoes, hail, trees, and power lines getting knocked down, and record-breaking temperatures throughout the State, a few residents are dealing with the disaster. This brought on food lost or destroyed as a result.
Prison Inmates Feel the Worst in the 100 F Texas Summer Weather
With many cities in Texas seeing 100 F weather, some people are feeling the worst of it without any type of air conditioning. Texas inmates have felt the effects of no air conditioning in their prison cells and there is no solution at the present moment.
Governor Abbott Acknowledges Texas Summer Storm - Did His Death Star Bill Cause 3 Deaths?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a controversial bill named the Death Star Bill. This bill literally takes the rights out of city and local government hands as State law prevails.
Lieutenant Governor Patrick has a New Property Tax Proposal For Governor Abbott - Will He Sign This One?
Over the past few weeks, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vetoed over 70 bills that have crossed his desk. He may have liked some of these bills but the main reason has been one of his top agendas he ran for his third re-election as governor.
Texas Governor Abbott Passed the Death Star Bill that Some Say Is Unconstitutional
Governor Greg Abbott passed a controversial bill that will go into effect on September 1. House Bill 2127 prohibits a city or county from adopting, enforcing, or maintaining a law that goes against Texas state codes.
Ohio Governor DeWine Continues to Stand with Texas Governor Abbott in Supporting Border Crisis
Two weeks ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a request to State governors to help him with the border crisis along the Texas-Mexico border. Republican governors answered the call and on June 1, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gave his support.