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Governor Abbott reopens Texas

March 4, 2021
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Governor Abbott's statement announcing the end of COVID-19 precautions and reopening our state.

How was Joe Biden's first month?

March 1, 2021
Texas Democratic Party official Chris Hollins joins FOX 7 to discuss how Joe Biden hit the ground running in his first month and what Democrats' plan is for the future.
Joe Biden and Chris Hollins

Texas Republicans’ attack on Planned Parenthood is failing

February 11, 2021
Planned Parenthood plays a crucial role in providing healthcare services to communities across the state who depend on Medicaid.

Rosie’s Law would help create the repro health future Texans need

February 4, 2021
A historic bill in the legislature has the potential to increase abortion access in our state.

5 reasons why Greg Abbott isn’t pro-life just anti-abortion

February 1, 2021
Tens of thousands of Texans have died from COVID-19 under Gov. Greg Abbott's watch.

Recent SCOTUS abortion pill case foreshadows rulings to come

January 21, 2021
Abortion is essential, time-sensitive health care, and should be treated as such.

Top 10 Best and Worst Texans of 2020

December 17, 2020
This year will not easily be forgotten. Here’s our list of the Texans who helped make it better, and those who made it worse.

Republicans hold up aid as hungry Texans wait hours in line for food

December 15, 2020
The pandemic has led to a record number of Texans going hungry, and Congressional Republicans and the Texas GOP aren’t doing enough to stop it.

Will Americans take the COVID-19 vaccine?

December 14, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss why he believes the American people will take the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.
Will Americans take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Medicaid expansion is a moral imperative

December 14, 2020
As many as 2.2 million Texans could gain access to health coverage if Texas expands Medicaid.

Texas is broke. Reforming marijuana laws could help bridge our deficit.

December 10, 2020
While legalizing marijuana in Texas seems like a strictly partisan issue, the demographics are shifting.

The State has won an appeal to defund Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, here’s what it means for Texans

December 4, 2020
This decision comes as 659,000 Texans have lost health coverage, Texas already has the highest uninsured rate in America.

Bills We’re Watching in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session

December 3, 2020
Here at Progress Texas, we’re going through every bill filled in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. Some are good, some are bad, and others are downright ugly.

Texans can defeat COVID-19

December 2, 2020
Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to explain that Texans can defeat the COVID-19 pandemic by doing something simple yet profound - caring for one another.
Texans can defeat COVID-19

Love or anarchy — controlling the pandemic is up to us

November 30, 2020
The virus feeds off our resentment when it leads us to reject precautions. Choose love, not anarchy.

Abortion rights already threatened during first week of bill filing for 2021 Texas Legislature

November 12, 2020
With the Texas legislative session beginning in January, Republicans have already begun filing anti-abortion legislation.

Get ACA coverage by Dec 15!

November 10, 2020
Progress Texas Communications Manager Wesley Story joins FOX 7 to let Texans know how they, their friends, and their families can sign up for ACA coverage. Head over to www.healthcare.gov to sign up!