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Former APD detective selected to carry out internal investigation on Uvalde Police
(Uvalde ISD)
(Uvalde ISD)

Former Austin Police Department detective Jesse Prado has been selected to conduct an internal investigation of the Uvalde Police Department’s actions during the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers.

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Gov. Greg Abbott’s lead over Beto O’Rourke narrows to 6 points, poll finds

(The Texas Tribune)

By Cecilia Lenzen

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke narrowed to 6 points last month, according to a poll conducted by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. That’s a smaller gap than when Republican George W. Bush ousted Democrat Ann Richards in 1994 with a 7.6-point win.

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Some Texas GOP donors urge Congress to act on gun control measures like red flag laws, expanded background checks

Hundreds of handguns and rifles for sale at McBride’s Gun’s in Central Austin on April 20, 2021. Several conservative donors, including many who have contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott's campaigns, have signed an open letter calling on Congress to address gun violence. (Jordan Vonderhaar)

By Eleanor Klibanoff

Major Republican donors, including some that have contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaigns, joined other conservative Texans in signing an open letter supporting congressional action to increase gun restrictions in response to the mass shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead last week.

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