This Week in Texas: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Posted June 5, 2019 in The Mignon Memo

Texas AG Ken Paxton sues City of San Antonio over Chick-fil-A Decision

Thought the poultry drama was over and done with? Think again. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the city over documents related to San Antonio’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from its airport. Since the decision was announced in March, many Republicans have called ‘fowl,’ saying the exclusion is a violation of the fast food chain’s religious liberty, and Paxton’s office has opened an investigation. To read more…


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Ted Cruz to team up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on lawmaker-to-lobbyist ban?

Stranger things have happened. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has made headlines this week for finding unlikely common ground with self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: they both want to ban lawmakers from lobbying after their public service is up – a practice so common it’s often referred to as a ‘revolving door’. To read more…


Only in Austin…

The SXSW Center opened in downtown Austin earlier this week. The snazzy music festival’s new headquarters features a café, coffee bar, gym, rooftop deck, and more!