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Thursday, April 6th, 2017 @ 5:58PM

Senate Bill 30 – “The Community Safety Act” moves to the Texas House

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Contact: Kelvin Bass 512-463-0123 Senate Bill 30 – “The Community Safety Act” moves to the Texas House   AUSTIN — Senate Bill 30, The Community Safety Act, passed the Texas Senate Wednesday – March 29, 2017 on a unanimous, 31-0 vote. SB30 addresses police and…

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Monday, January 23rd, 2017 @ 5:52PM

Lack of African American presence on UT Regents Board

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2017 Contact: Kelvin Bass 512-463-0123 Lack of African American presence on UT Regents Board to be discussed at press conference   AUSTIN – On Monday, January 23, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced three appointments to the University of Texas System – Board of…

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 @ 4:33PM

Important 2016 Election Dates

November 8, 2016 Presidential Election January 1, 2016 First Day to receive applications for Ballots by Mail September 24, 2016 Deadline to Mail Overseas and Military Ballots October 10, 2016 Last Day to Register to Vote in this Election October 24, 2016 First Day to Vote Early in this Election…

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 @ 5:03PM

Senator West Issues Statement on 5th Circuit Ruling on Texas’ Voter ID Law

DALLAS — Today, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its third ruling in the case involving Senate Bill 14, the Texas Voter ID law first passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011. The Court ruled that the provisions of SB14 violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The following is…

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Friday, July 15th, 2016 @ 5:02PM

What All Motorists Need To Know!

DALLAS – Some months ago, in the aftermath of the events that would result in the untimely and needless death of Sandra Bland, my thoughts began to ponder the things that could be done to possibly prevent similar incidents from happening again. The wheels to this were placed in motion…

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 @ 5:02PM

Body Camera Law a Timely Texas Success Story

DALLAS – We’re just past the year mark since Senate Bill 158 – that created statewide standards and a one-time funding stream for body worn cameras to be used by Texas’ patrol officers – was signed into law. And since that time, program supporters have by far outnumbered detractors. With…

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