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When will @BetoORourke  decide on running for Texas governor? He says he will decide “in the near future.” @karaswisher  asks: “Like a week? A month? A day?” O’Rourke: “It won’t be in a week, but it will be sometime in the near future.” #TribFest21 

Could Sen. @John Cornyn succeed @senatemajldr ? Cornyn says yes — if McConnell decides to step down. “I’ve made it no secret that I would like to succeed him.” #TribFest21 

New: State Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, announced Wednesday she will not seek reelection and instead explore a run for Austin mayor next year.

Former Presidential candidate @GovChristie  joins @DavidMDrucker  to talk about the state of the GOP, Biden’s first year and the 2024 presidential race at #TribFest21 . Get your tickets to our virtual festival today and tune in at 12 p.m. Central time.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to sign into law today a bill that bars access to abortion-inducing pills for patients who are more than seven weeks pregnant.

More Texans younger than 60 died from COVID-19 in August than at any other point in the pandemic.


NEW: ICE deported a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault and harassment at an El Paso immigrant detention center, according to the witness' lawyers. With @ProPublica :

As snow blanketed much of Texas on Sunday, an 11-year-old gleefully played outside. It was his first time seeing snow. Less than 24 hours later, as temperatures plunged to near single digits and homes lost power, the boy died.

Stop buying all the toilet paper. Stop stockpiling groceries and household supplies. There's no shortage if everyone only takes what they need. #coronavirus  #COVID_19  #COVID19 

No, frozen wind turbines are not the main culprit for Texas' power outages.

1/ A postal workers' union leader in San Antonio said today that the agency sought to hide evidence of problems when a congressman visited a facility this week.

A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.