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Ariana Garcia


Houston, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Ariana:

Gov. Abbott introduces 'Parental Bill of Rights' targeting Texas schools

The governor proposed a bill that would allow parents to decide if their children had to repeat failed courses and potentially place teachers on a 'do not hire' list for providing students with materials deemed 'obscene' by the state. → Read More

ERCOT says grid 'more prepared' as plunging temps threaten Texas

A council report claims the majority of state power generators have been winterized in accordance with new regulations, a statement that could be tested by plunging temperatures later this week. → Read More

Texas officially raises death toll of deadly 2021 winter freeze

A new report from state officials adds 36 fatalities to the official death toll of Winter Storm Uri, which disabled power grids across Texas and plunged millions into darkness in early 2021. → Read More

Police funding among 23 new Texas laws taking effect Saturday

The 23 bills all passed during the 87th Legislative Regular Session, which ended in... → Read More

Travis Scott denies liability for Astroworld, requests dismissal from lawsuits

The Houston rapper has denied legal liability in the events that led to 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries at Astroworld Festival in November, and is seeking to be dismissed from several of the cases set against him. → Read More

Houston law firm files $10 billion mega lawsuit against Travis Scott

The law firm currently represents 1,547 concert-goers, more than any other firm involved with the Astroworld case to date. → Read More

Texas ISD preemptively pulls 400 books 'out of an abundance of caution'

Republican state lawmakers continue their investigation into the alleged presence of "obscene" reading materials in Texas school libraries, spurring districts like San Antonio's North East ISD to launch their own inquiries. → Read More

New 'critical race theory' law takes effect in Texas schools

The new bill replaces and broadens a "critical race theory" law passed over the summer. → Read More

Plumber finds 'hundreds' of envelopes filled with cash hidden in wall at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church

'About 500' envelopes filled with cash and checks were found hidden in a bathroom wall by a man repairing a toilet on church grounds in November. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott's social media censorship law struck down in federal court

A ruling written by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman argued Texas' House Bill 20 law violates First Amendment rights of private entities to exercise editorial judgment over content shared on platforms. → Read More

Here's who's actually running for Texas governor in 2022

Matthew McConaughey said no to joining the race next year to lead the Lone Star State but a handful of candidates will. → Read More

Thomas J. Henry files $2 billion lawsuit against Travis Scott, Astroworld organizers

The action follows a $750 million lawsuit filed Tuesday by Houston attorney Tony... → Read More

Travis Scott, Drake hit with $750M Astroworld lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, includes the family of 21-year-old victim Axel Acosta. → Read More

Gov. Abbott announces concert safety task force after Astroworld deaths

The committee is charged with 'developing solutions to enhance concert safety, according to the Texas governor's office. → Read More

Matthew McConaughey says he is against child vaccine mandates

'I'm not vaccinating mine. I'll tell you that,' McConaughey told a New York Times reporter in a new interview. → Read More

Texas passes amendment giving churches immunity from shutdowns

Voters largely approved Propositions 3 and 6, which were both drafted in response to COVID-19 restrictions. → Read More

Authors react to Texas book investigation

Many were disturbed to see find out their works would be reviewed for elements of race and sexuality. → Read More

Dan Patrick voter fraud bounty backfires spectacularly

The Republican leader's massive cash reward to uncover illegal voting went to an unlikely... → Read More

When Texas schools ban books from school libraries, does it do more harm than good?

After Katy ISD pulled a book from its libraries this week for allegedly teaching critical... → Read More

Matthew McConaughey says politics is 'a bag of rats' in interview weighing run for Texas governor

In an interview on the Sway podcast, the Lone Star State native wavered on whether he... → Read More