Beto O’Rourke confronts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at Uvalde press conference:
“This is on you”
O’Rourke, who is running for governor against Abbott, moved to the third row of the Uvalde High School auditorium about 15 minutes after the governor began speaking to the media alongside other state and local leaders onstage. When Abbott concluded his comments and introduced Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, O’Rourke rose and walked to the stage and spoke directly to Abbott. Read more.
The day after a shooter gunned down 19 students and two teachers at a Uvalde elementary school, Gov. Greg Abbott praised law enforcement officers who responded to the grisly scene, describing a heroic effort to contain a shooting spree that he said “could have been worse.” Read more.
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde is a beloved place, and we see this in the lives of the 19 students and two teachers we have lost.
San Antonio Express-News
The first official results of the 2020 census are in—and Texas has plenty to brag about. It grew more than any other state over the last decade, according to figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. There are now 29,145,505 Texans, though as I type this another thousand migrants are surely packing up their belongings in Los Angeles, Lucknow, and Leon.
Fast-growing Texas crossed the 29 million resident mark in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau said Monday, giving the state two more seats in the U.S. House and raising Lone Star political clout in presidential elections and Congress for the next decade.Read More.
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that two University of Texas at San Antonio grads were appointed to the incoming White House staff.
The 2020 election marks the first time that Latinos will be the largest racial or ethnic minority in the electorate, with 32 million eligible voters.
The BBC went to Texas, a state with 5.6 million eligible Latino voters, to find out why their vote is important and what they’re looking for in a Democratic candidate.
As the first 2020 primaries and caucuses near, the vast majority of Latino registered voters who are Democrats or lean toward the party see the 2020 presidential election results as of particular importance, and over half have a good or excellent impression of their own party’s candidates, according to a national Pew Research Center survey of Latino adults conducted in December.