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May 19, 2021

Black lawmakers say monument to Confederacy is an affront to their heritage and culture

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Democratic lawmakers seek to rally votes for bills to do away with Confederate iconography at the Texas Capitol.

May 19, 2021

Overhaul to Texas state employee pension plan unveiled and quickly advanced by state Senate committee

KSAT

A powerful Texas Senate committee on Monday unveiled and quickly voted out a major overhaul to the state’s employee pension plan.

May 12, 2021

Texas Senate fritters time voting on national anthem at sporting events

Culture Map - Dallas

The Texas Senate took on the national anthem on April 8 with a vote to approve the "Star Spangled Banner Protection Act," which would require any professional sports team that has a contract with the state government to play the national anthem before a game.

May 11, 2021

Lone Star Politics: April 11, 2021

Lone Star Politics

State Sens. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) and Royce West (D-Dallas) discuss an elections bill in the Texas Senate and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan examines his first session in charge.

May 10, 2021

Chauvin trial reactions: Texas leaders share what the guilty verdict means to them

KXAN

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Sen. Royce West stood in his office in the Texas Capitol, eyes glued to the television screen as the judge in Derek Chauvin’s trial read out the verdict: guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd.

Apr 25, 2021

Texas Sen. Royce West doesn't see George Floyd Act passing Texas Legislature

ABC 8

Despite the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial last week, West does not believe the George Floyd Act, which would institute police reforms, will pass.

Apr 21, 2021

FOX 7 Discussion: Texas State Sen. Royce West shares thoughts on Chauvin verdict

Fox 7

Democratic Texas State Senator Royce West who represents the 23rd District shares his thoughts with FOX 7 Austin's Mike Warren after jurors in Minnesota found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

Apr 21, 2021

FOX 7 Discussion: Texas State Sen. Royce West shares thoughts on Chauvin verdict

Fox 7 Austin

Democratic Texas State Senator Royce West who represents the 23rd District shares his thoughts with FOX 7 Austin's Mike Warren after jurors in Minnesota found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

Apr 21, 2021

Chauvin trial reactions: Texas leaders share what the guilty verdict means to them

KXAN

Sen. Royce West stood in his office in the Texas Capitol, eyes glued to the television screen as the judge in Derek Chauvin’s trial read out the verdict: guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd.

Apr 16, 2021

GOP state legislatures move ahead with election security bills amid outrage over Georgia law

Fox News

Bills address topics from drop box security to private money being used to administer elections

Apr 11, 2021

Texas Sen. Royce West explains why he thinks the national anthem should be required

WFAA ABC 8

In a vote last week, Sen. Royce West was one of 11 Democrats who joined Republicans to require professional sports teams play the national anthem before games.

May 20, 2020

Former Houston city council member Amanda Edwards backs Royce West for U.S. Senate

The Dallas Morning News

Edwards is the fifth Democrat who also ran in the primary to endorse West, who earlier won a progressive group’s nod, while Pete Buttigieg threw his support behind MJ Hegar.

Apr 15, 2020

Texas Senator Spearheads Virtual Job Fair Wednesday

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

One in 10 Americans have applied for jobless benefits of some kind since the coronavirus pandemic started in the United States. Texas State Senator Royce West is spearheading a campaign to get people connected with employers who need their help. “This is a first of its kind event through Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas here in Dallas County,” West said. “This is a time to bring employers and potential employees together in a safe way.”

Mar 25, 2020

How Royce West Plans To Win The Texas Senate Seat Away From The GOP

BET

While local politicians in the state of Texas are making their best efforts trying to figure out how to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, there’s still the business of an impending state election to manage. State senator Royce West is campaigning to unseat U.S. Senator John Cornyn in the upcoming November election, removing the Republican who has been in the seat since 2002.

Feb 13, 2020

Royce West helped flip Dallas County for Democrats in 2006. Could he flip Texas in 2020?

The Texas Tribune

Royce West was not on the ballot in 2006, the year Democrats swept Dallas County and wrested a GOP stronghold into Democrats’ firm grip. But the longtime state senator still earned a spot onstage at the Adam’s Mark Hotel for the victory party, memorably mimicking a Johnny Carson golf swing and serving as hype man for the members of his party who joined him that night in elected office.
Royce West montage