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Ken Paxton impeachment moves to Texas Senate, where unknowns await

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www.texastribune.org – – 2023-06-02 11:08:47

SUMMARY: The impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to commence in the Texas Senate by August 28th, with detailed rules for the trial being considered on June 20th. The process in the Senate is expected to be much more drawn-out and cautious than the rapid progression of 20 articles of impeachment in the Texas House. The threshold for removing Paxton from office in the Senate is a two-thirds majority, meaning that 21 votes would be needed for removal if all 31 senators participate.

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No changes made to 2024 RNC security plan after Donald Trump shooting, assassination attempt at rally: Secret Service

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abc13.com – WLS – 2024-07-14 22:31:41

SUMMARY: Officials report no known threats to the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, despite an attempted assassination of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. FBI has noted increased online threats, but security plans remain unchanged. The event is designated a national special security event, with significant preparation involving multiple agencies. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ request to ban guns within the convention’s outer perimeter remains unresolved. Amid heightened security, officials express confidence in their plans. The attempted assassination has bolstered GOP support for Trump, with ongoing calls to reduce political rhetoric. The Milwaukee police and Chicago Police Department are also on high alert for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

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Gillen to Rays in MLB Draft

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-07-14 22:09:38

SUMMARY: Austin’s Westlake star, Theo Gillen, was drafted 18th by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB Draft. Despite his commitment to Texas baseball, Gillen chose the professional route. He praised the Rays’ scouting and talent development, expressing excitement about joining their organization. The decision was challenging for Gillen, given his deep connection to the Longhorns, but he affirmed his dedication to the Rays. Surrounded by family and friends on draft night, Gillen experienced a whirlwind of emotions. The versatile infielder and outfielder looks forward to starting his professional career with the Rays soon.

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Harris County leaders call for civility as utility workers report safety concerns during post-Beryl power restoration efforts

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-14 21:31:33

SUMMARY: Harris County leaders called for civility as electric utility workers report feeling unsafe on the job. Commissioner Adrian Garcia emphasized that violence against CenterPoint workers hinders power restoration efforts. Ed Allen from IBEW Local 66 urged the public to stop harassing workers striving to restore power after Beryl hit. Despite the majority responding with grace, incidents like a gun threat led to safety concerns and delays. Frustrations over CenterPoint’s communication exacerbated the situation. Leaders urged patience while legislative measures are proposed to increase penalties for attacking line workers. The focus remains on restoring power to affected areas.

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