Friday overnight First Warning Forecast
Isolated thunderstorms possible Sunday and Labor Day, otherwise a very hot holiday weekend.
Just over a week after losing a historic impeachment trial, Prosecutor Dick DeGuerin said his team as well as others were naïve to think principle would win over politics.
These reflective remarks came during the Texas Tribune Festival. DeGuerin spoke on a panel alongside his colleagues who served as prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton's Impeachment Trial.
Patrick's Perspective - The man who put the gag order in place for the Paxton trial is now speaking freely. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick answers critics of the process, concern about political donations he accepted before the trial, and hints that some politicians will pay a penalty for pushing impeachment.
Medicaid Trouble – Hundreds of thousands of Texans have lost Medicaid coverage, most of them children. The cutoffs are primarily for procedural reasons – lost paperwork, outdated contact info – as opposed to true determinations that the people are ineligible. How lawmakers are pushing the state to act, or make sure the federal government does it for them, to potentially save lives.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is threatening retribution for the House Republicans who went against him on impeachment, in a post-acquittal media blitz on a variety of conservative talk shows. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-politics/paxton-tells-house-republicans-who-went-against-him-on-impeachment-to-get-ready/
The Austin City Council voted on Thursday to approve a rule to require multifamily residential properties (any building with five or more dwelling units) to provide disposal for compostable materials, such as food waste, starting in October 2024. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-to-require-composting-at-apartment-complexes-condos/
Austin City Council members approved several items Thursday as part of a considerable effort to improve the Austin Police Department’s handling of sexual assault cases following years of issues. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-city-council-approves-funding-to-improve-apd-sex-crimes-unit/