This Week in Texas: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Posted February 27, 2019 in The Mignon Memo

Will Texas (finally) get rid of Daylight Savings?

Legislators in both chambers have filed bills to end daylight savings time in Texas. The practice, which began in 1918, has been a hotly debated issue for decades in Texas. You either love the extra sunlight, or you hate losing sleep over it. Which side are you on? Read more here.

Abbott Sets Special Election On March 12 for San Antonio House Seat

The special election runoff will take place March 12 for House District 125’s seat. Republican Fred Rangel and Democrat Ray Lopez are vying for the seat in the traditionally blue district. San Antonio State Rep. Justin Rodriguez gave up his seat in January when he became a Bexar County commissioner. For more, click here.

Hate Red Light Cameras?

So do at least 100 members of the Texas House. Legislation to ban them statewide has garnered more coauthors than any other piece of legislation in the House so far this session. HB 1631 has 102 joint and coauthors. Read more about the bill here.

Only in Austin – 6-year-old Abigail Named Honorary Texas Ranger

After hearing about the bravery of Abigail Arias, a 6-year-old from Freeport who is battling a rare cancer called Wilms tumor, the House decided to do something special for her. She was honored with a special ceremony yesterday declaring her a Texas Ranger, and given an official badge and cowboy hat. See more here.