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A three-judge federal panel in San Antonio is considering whether statehouse and congressional districts scheduled to be drawn state lawmakers in 2021 should be under federal pre-clearance before they are used in elections.

Courtesy Oscar Stewart

Oscar Stewart was following his Saturday routine. He observed the Sabbath at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, where the sound of Torah reading usually gives him solitude and peace.

“And I hear gunshots,” Stewart said. “And having been in Iraq, I know what shots sound like.”

Stewart said his first instinct was to run for safety. He got to the exit door but then something happened.

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When Texans head to the polls on Super Tuesday in 2020, the act of voting could be very different. Texas lawmakers are looking at bills to cut property taxes and boost school spending, and they're also looking at ways to secure elections in the state, particularly with Senate Bill 9. 


Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Community activists, business owners, and residents are speaking up about crime problems in Prospect Hill, a community on the West Side of San Antonio.

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

When the state of Texas tried to execute Patrick Murphy on March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in. The high court ruled that the execution was unconstitutional. But it wasn't because of any concerns about due process or the morality of the state taking a life. The issue was religious freedom.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.

Hildalgo County

The mayor of a small Texas border town was arrested and charged with election fraud and illegal voting on Thursday.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

"Building the City You Deserve" is how San Antonio’s mayor set the foundation for his 2019 re-election campaign. But is it enough to be re-elected? Ron Nirenberg wants voters to look at the progress of projects started under his tenure and see him as a fellow resident who wants the best for San Antonio.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Greg Brockhouse has emerged as the main challenger to Mayor Ron Nirenberg in the 2019 municipal elections. The District 6 councilman is attempting to unseat an incumbent mayor, and he's gambling his political career on this fight.

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The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office may now reject some cases that charge the homeless or mentally ill with criminal trespassing.

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