John C. Moritz, Austin American-Statesman

John C. Moritz

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by John:

Texas Historical Commission rejects plan to move Alamo monument

The Texas Historical Commission overwhelmingly rejected a plan by the city of San Antonio to move an imposing monument to the Alamo defenders as part of a → Read More

Elections in Texas: Will voters approve all 10 constitutional amendments?

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Here's the results of the Texas election with 10 constitutional amendments. → Read More

Julián Castro the last Texan standing in 2020 race but still running uphill in home state

Julian Castro has been lagging in polling and fundraising, but the Texan has proved to be a scrappy candidate in a crowded field, experts say. → Read More

How a special state House election Tuesday could foreshadow the 2020 campaign cycle

Democrats see an opportunity to flip a House district in territory where Republicans have long ruled in Tuesday's special election. → Read More

Trump administration waives laws restricting border wall construction in South Texas

A Texas congressman says Trump is seizing land "like a medieval feudal lord" in order to build more sections of the border wall. → Read More

John Cornyn says he's seeking Democratic support for his mass-shooting legislation

US Sen. John Cornyn said his bill to curb mass shootings is a good starting point even though it does not go as far as some would like. → Read More

Mike Pence in Texas: Vice president rallies soldiers, praises Trump on Fort Hood

During a visit to Fort Hood, Vice President Mike Pence encouraged GIs to take advantage of veterans' benefits when they return to civilian life. → Read More

What to know about Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Fort Hood and Austin

Vice President Mike Pence comes to the Lone Star State less than two weeks after President Trump's rally in Dallas. → Read More

Texas remains the state with most mass shooting deaths. What happens now?

Mass shootings are changing the ways Texans care for their children, practice their faith and police their neighborhoods. → Read More

Discussion of El Paso mass shooting, domestic terrorism, expected at Gov. Abbott town hall

Gov. Greg Abbott's town hall Thursday evening from Tyler will be carried online and on several TV stations across Texas. → Read More

Texas now has a task force for domestic terrorism: Here's why that matters

The move comes after the Texas governor promised swift action after the hate-inspired mass shootings in El Paso. → Read More

House committee asks Texas Rangers to investigate allegations against Speaker Bonnen

The political drama involving the speaker of the Texas House escalates. → Read More

The nation meets El Paso's political leaders in a time of sadness and resolve

The leaders who represent El Paso in Austin and Congress found themselves in the national spotlight with the mass shooting. → Read More

Pro-Trump supporters welcome president to El Paso even as protesters join their rally

Dueling demonstrations outside El Paso's University Medical Center for President Trump's visit were civil. But division was not far from the surface. → Read More

Pro-Trump supporters welcome president to El Paso even as protesters join their rally

Dueling demonstrations outside El Paso's University Medical Center for President Trump's visit were civil. But division was not far from the surface. → Read More

Texas governor Abbott huddles with El Paso Democrats to address mass violence

Also, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz praise El Paso’s resolve in what they said was "racially motivated violent extremism." → Read More

Quiet Texas neighborhood stunned by connection to El Paso shooting suspect

Residents of Star Creek neighborhood are surprised the 21-year-old suspect in El Paso Walmart shooting was from their upscale Dallas suburb. → Read More

Quiet North Texas neighborhood stunned by connection to El Paso suspect

"I am in shock," says a neighbor of Patrick Crusius. "It’s scary to know I could live so close to someone with so much hate in his heart." → Read More

Julián Castro shows he's willing to take on his top Democratic rivals for president

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro shows he's not afraid to fight. But will it help him move the needle in the Democratic race for president? → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke making plans to head to El Paso as shooting details unfold

Texas political leaders decry the violence in El Paso → Read More