News archive from 11 September 2018

Ag Commissioner Sid Miller likes ‘get a rope’ comment regarding Sen. Cory Booker

AUSTIN — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller liked a comment on his Facebook page that called for getting “a rope” to handle his Democratic opponent, Kim Olson, and an African-American U.S. Senator in an apparent reference to lynching. The...

Chron, 20:57 in Politics
 

Trump to mark 17 years since 9/11 at Pennsylvania field

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a 9/11 memorial. Trump and his wife, Melania, were participating in Tuesday's somber remembrance...

Chron, 01:17 in Politics
 

Controversy over ‘heroic’ Alamo defenders goes to State Board of Education today

AUSTIN — The State Board of Education will hold a hearing today on whether the Texas social studies curriculum should drop the words “all the heroic defenders” from a description of those who fought at the Alamo, a proposal that has been rebuked by...

Chron, 06:31 in Politics
 

Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died. Trump said Tuesday during a...

Chron, 16:17 in Politics
 

'We’re not bluffing... it is a serious threat,' says Cornyn of possible Cruz loss

It's not just Ted Cruz, Republican officials are losing sleep over a tight race with Rep. Beto O'Rourke. A new report published this week by Politico reveals the extent to which GOP officials have, in the magazine's words, embarked on a "rescue...

Chron, 16:31 in Politics
 

Harris County approves outsourcing of inmates to Fort Bend County

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a plan to send inmates to the Fort Bend County Jail, which will allow Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to bring some inmates back from a private prison in Louisiana but will push the county's outsourcing bill...

Chron, 17:30 in Politics
 

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