Ken Paxton has been reinstated as Texas Attorney General after the Texas Senate on Saturday acquitted him of charges of bribery and misuse of office. Only two Republican senators joined the 12 Democrats in voting to convict him of some of the 16 charges heard by the Senate, with four other charges dismissed by the Senate, The Dallas Morning News reported.
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Dear Editor, My name is Carolyn Lance, and I am a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) and the Eastern Cass County School Retirees Association (ECCSRA) the local chapter. I am a retired Texas public school employee and educated Texas children for twenty-seven years and continue to volunteer in the schools.
David G. Burnet became the President of the Republic of Texas on March 17, 1836, days after the new nation’s birth. His position was only an interim position, but the 47-year-old New Jersey native was overwhelmed with reports of military defeats and retreats. The newborn republic may not have survived.
Charles Culberson was part of an influential Texas political family. He would lead a notable career in his own right, serving two terms as governor and three terms in the U. S. Senate.
A total of 774 new laws went into effect on Sept. 1, affecting Texans in many areas of their lives, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The new laws concern property taxes, registration fees and voting access, among other issues. Several have drawn court challenges from opponents.