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Ryan E. Poppe


Republicans are saying little about whether they’ll support indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton, but some tea party Republicans are still standing behind him.



For some of those who served alongside Paxton during his time in the Texas House, there is no question whether he deserved to be indicted for securities fraud.  Mineola State Rep. Bryan Hughes is a longtime friend of Paxton and is one of a handful of tea party Republicans who has jumped to his defense.


Ryan E. Poppe

Critics are calling on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to step down following indictments that he defrauded clients. The reaction is similar to what happened to former Attorney General Jim Mattox following his own indictment while in office.

Collin County

Paxton showed up at the Collin County Courthouse/Jail early Monday morning to turn himself in after being indicted on three criminal charges related to his deals with a friend's financial investment firm.



Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted by a Collin County grand jury, Texas and national media reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources close to the case.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

  The City of San Antonio will consider raising the minimum wage for city workers to $13 an hour, though protesters who gathered at City Hall Friday want it raised to $15 per hour.

About 20 people with the Service Employees International Union gathered on City Hall steps Friday afternoon, demanding the higher increase.  Even though the union doesn’t directly represent city workers, some of them appreciated the message.