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There’s a lot of talk about socialism these days. If you are like me, you are getting email after email warning about the dangers of socialism ideas and how this political/economic school of thought clashes with traditional Texas values. But Texas does have some history of socialism.


Henry Cuellar (TX-28) faces his first serious primary challenge from Jessica Cisneros.
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Moderate and progressive candidates are mired in a nationwide struggle that may define the future of the Democratic Party.


UT Austin students line up to vote at the Flawn Academic Center in 2016.
GABRIEL C. PEREZ | KUT

Early voting for the upcoming primaries has started, but hundreds of thousands of young people who will be eligible to vote in the November general election can’t participate in Super Tuesday.


Texas Standard, KUT, KVUE-TV and The Texas Tribune held a debate with the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate last week. Roughly half of voters either don’t know or do not plan to vote for any of the candidates in Texas vying
GABRIEL C. PÉREZ | KUT

With just one week to go before Super Tuesday, more than half of voters still don’t know enough to form an opinion on any of the Democratic candidates hoping to take on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in November, according to a new poll.

As early voting is underway in Texas for the Super Tuesday primary – there is no early voting happening on the campus of Prairie View A&M in Waller County in South East Texas.


Courtesy of Enrique Alemán.

Editor’s Note: Insensitive language frequently used in the mid-20th Century is included in this story.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that racial desegregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Some school districts were not swayed by Brown v. Board of Education and found ways to discriminate. 

Mexican-American students in Driscoll, Texas, were purposely held back to avoid “retarding” the white students. Students with Spanish surnames were made to take first grade for three years. It didn’t matter how fluent they were in English, or if English was their primary language. As a result, Mexican-American students were graduating from high school in their early 20s.


The Fiesta Mart on 38th Street is one of the early voting locations in Austin.
GABRIEL C. PÉREZ | KUT

Eleven of the 12 Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Texas will debate tonight – the first day of early voting in the March 3 primary.  

Jeff Heimsath and Emily Albracht | The Texas Tribune

Texas voters believe local governments should have voter approval to raise property tax revenues more than a set amount, and a majority said that will not prevent those governments from providing needed services or responding to growth, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

DEA

The Bexar County Crime Lab will begin testing suspected illegal cannabis in March. 

Judge Allows Contested Pipeline To Proceed Through Central Texas

Feb 16, 2020
A liquefied natural gas export facility under construction near Quintana, Texas in 2018.
TRAVIS BUBENIK | COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Construction on a hotly contested natural gas pipeline through the Texas Hill Country could proceed quickly after a federal judge on Friday declined opponents’ request to temporarily block the project.

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