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Beto O’Rourke’s campaign returned surprise $1m donation from controversial crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, who lost his bid to unseat the state’s Republican governor earlier this month, returned a $1m donation from the controversial founder of FTX and Alameda Research, Sam Bankman-Fried.Mr O’Rourke’s campaign spokesman revealed the move in an interview with the Texas Tribune. Mr O’Rourke was far from the only political candidate to be targeted for donations by Mr Bankman-Fried, who before his companies were enveloped by scandal and federal investigation spent more than $40m donating to various liberal groups and candidates this election cycle.Mr O’Rourke’s campaign was caught by surprise by the donation, campaign spokesman...
TEXAS STATE
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DA for 2019 Walmart Shooting Case Resigns Amid Scandal

DA in charge of 2019 El Paso Walmart mass shooting case resigns. Since taking office in 2021, Yvonne Rosales has faced accusations of incompetence and misconduct, The Texas Tribune reports — not to mention allegations that a private attorney who has represented Rosales impersonated and intimidated relatives of the mass shooting victims. Under the first-term DA, judges have thrown out nearly 1,000 criminal cases this year because of missed legal deadlines. Rosales submitted her resignation effective December 14, ahead of an effort to remove her from office.
EL PASO, TX
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East Texas News

DETCOG director hailed as trailblazer

AUSTIN – Throughout his career in public life, Crockett’s Lonnie Hunt has worn many hats: from radio broadcaster to Houston County Judge, and (since 2016), Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). There’s another title he was recently bestowed: “Texas Broadband Hero.”
TEXAS STATE

ERCOT May Not Have Enough Power For The Winter

The last time Texas had a big winter storm and power problems, 246 people died. Yes, straight-up died. This isn't a matter of you grabbing an extra blanket, this is a matter of life and death and it still hasn't been fixed. The Texas Tribune is reporting that our grid...
TEXAS STATE
anjournal.com

DPS Director wants to go on big spending spree despite failure

When it comes to the khaki-uniformed, cowboy-hat-wearing failure we all know as Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw, is “contempt” too strong of a word to describe the feelings I have for this guy? I think not.Monday, Nov. 28, the Texas Tribune (texastribune.org) published this headline – “Amid fallout from the Uvalde shooting, Texas DPS wants $1.2 billion for academy and activeshooter training facility.”Question is, will the facility, if built, have the medical capacity to artificially “grow a pair” (excuse the vulgarity) for the male attendees if they’re ever called on to show courage in the face of an active-shooter scenario?Doubtful.
TEXAS STATE
epbusinessjournal.com

In after-hours notice, Gov. Greg Abbott announces another leadership change for the Department of Family and Protective Services

Former DFPS commissioner Anne Heiligenstein was tapped by Abbott in June to serve as the agency’s executive deputy commissioner. Last month, she was out. Now she’s back. “In after-hours notice, Gov. Greg Abbott announces another leadership change for the Department of Family and Protective Services” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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Stephen F. Austin State University moves to join the University of Texas System

Stephen F. Austin State University moves to join the University of Texas System. "Stephen F. Austin State University moves to join the University of Texas System" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
NACOGDOCHES, TX
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