Chairman of Pardons & Paroles Board explains withdrawn clemency recommendations to Pratt | DMN wants review of voter list stopped – Pratt on Texas 12/28/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Media goes nuts over the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles withdrawing 25 clemency recommendations to Governor Abbott including one for George Floyd. Chairman of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, David Gutierrez, spoke with me to explain what is happening and why he is taking a serious look at the clemency division to ensure that rules are being followed. He believes the rules were not followed.

Here is a good write-up from The Texan that provides a base of knowledge that I will build upon:

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72nd District Court race: Interview with challenger John Grace. 72nd covers Lubbock and Crosby counties. Grace is challenging gubernatorial appointee, Judge Ann-Marie Carruth in the Republican primary.

Bexar County sheriff fires, arbiter upholds firing, of deputy who was simply near the U.S. Capitol on 6 January 2021. I hope she sues and wins big bucks from Bexar County.

Lubbock County to build new medical examiner facility and begin charging for body storage for any time over five days.

Dallas Morning News editors demand Texas stop reviewing the voter list to flag possible illegal, non-citizen voters. Can the DMN get any lower? Sure and its editorial board will.

And, other news of Texas.

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