Jason Whitely, WLTX

Jason Whitely


Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Ban of voting sites at colleges? Group has lawsuit ready, is ready to fight Texas Republicans over idea

“This bill is not about where Texans are voting — it’s about which Texans are voting,” said Santiago Mayer, executive director and founder for Voters of Tomorrow. → Read More

Iranian immigrant hosts Thanksgiving in East Dallas for dozens of refugees from around the world

Volunteers serve turkey. But that dish is not the main course, because most refugees here have never heard of it. → Read More

Prosecution agrees that 'Texas 7' death row inmate should get a new trial because of judge's biases

Randy Halprin was convicted and sentenced to death in 2003 in the killing of Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins. → Read More

Inside the Southwest Airlines archive

As the corporate historian, Richard West collects stuff that tells the story of Southwest Airlines. → Read More

Deputy didn't have valid peace officer license when he arrested dozens of Texans, lawsuit says

“You would think that the people who are tasked with enforcing the rules would at least follow the rules," said David Henderson, a civil rights attorney. → Read More

Texas oil billionaire Kelcy Warren sues gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke for defamation, slander and libel

Warren alleges that O’Rourke is falsely suggesting that he did something illegal. O’Rourke says Warren is trying to silence him. Legal discovery could be revealing. → Read More

The far-right playbook to take down Texas public schools is ‘sheer destructive chaos,’ pastors claim

At least two high-profile Christian organizations are pushing back publicly against far-right attempts to dismantle public education in Texas. → Read More

George P. Bush on Ken Paxton: You need to 'fire him' and 'hire me' as Texas attorney general

With a little more than a week before early voting begins, the Republicans running for attorney general appeared on Inside Texas Politics. → Read More

Dallas ISD superintendent plans to step down from position, sources confirm

Michael Hinojosa spent two stints as superintendent of Texas' second-largest school district, the first from 2005-2011. He returned to DISD in 2015. → Read More

One-of-a-kind pink locomotive leaves Texas bound for Australia

“It definitely catches the eye. It helps bring awareness to a pretty major problem,” said Michael Wallace, a final painter at Wabtec in Fort Worth. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke announces gubernatorial campaign, ending month of anticipation

Two polls this month suggest signs of hope for an O’Rourke gubernatorial campaign. But defeating Abbott remains a steep challenge. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke announces gubernatorial campaign, ending month of anticipation

Former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke announced today that he is running for governor. → Read More

Building Texas bullet train hinges on Congress passing bipartisan infrastructure bill, CEO says

The bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress, set to be voted on later this month, will be key to completing the Texas bullet train, according to its CEO. → Read More

American Airlines among 6 carriers enlisted to help with Afghanistan evacuation

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin on Sunday activated Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, calling for 18 commercial aircraft to help transport refugees. → Read More

Why is Gov. Abbott receiving Regeneron treatment if he has no COVID-19 symptoms?

Abbott’s spokesperson did not respond when asked why he was receiving Regeneron – a two-drug cocktail of monoclonal antibodies – if he has no COVID symptoms. → Read More

State Sen. Carol Alvarado on her 15-hour-long filibuster: Goal was to shine 'very bright spotlight on what's taking place'

State Sen. Carol Alvarado spoke for 15 hours. Inside Texas Politics spoke to her just after she left the floor from her all-night filibuster. → Read More

Abbott draws scrutiny for executive actions on COVID, migrants

From Congressional hearings, to COVID, to executive orders, to sports - it's been a busy week for Texas politics. → Read More

SEC presidents expected to vote Thursday on Texas, OU joining the conference

The process for Texas and OU leaving the Big 12 for the SEC has moved rapidly over the last week. → Read More

University of Texas, Oklahoma not renewing Big 12 media rights, taking first step to join SEC

The University of Texas and University of Oklahoma officially notified the Big 12 conference that neither school will renew their media rights when they expire. → Read More

Inside Texas Politics: Texas congressman continues to fight for comprehensive immigration reform

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar saids addressing issues in Central America and those here in the U.S. is essential. → Read More