Bret Jaspers

Bret worked as an organizer, actor, and New York City waiter before he began his career in radio. He has reported for NPR, WYPR News and The Signal. Past production work has been with WNYC’s On the MediaThe Brian Lehrer Show and Soundcheck, as well as Wisconsin Public Radio.

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La escuela secundaria de Vanessa Guillén en Houston fue el lugar de su funeral público el pasado viernes. 

Su hermana menor, Lupe Guillén, le dio una desgarradora despedida.

"Vanessa Guillén, será recordada, honrada y respetada. Las despedidas no son para siempre, no son el final. Simplemente significa que te echaré de menos", dijo Lupe.

Vanessa Guillén’s high school in Houston was the site of her public memorial service last Friday. 

Her younger sister, Lupe Guillén, delivered a heart wrenching farewell.

Former Vice President Joe Biden first tantalized Democrats when he tossed out a television ad in Texas in mid-July. The campaign aired versions of the spot in three other states.

Years ago, when his kids were young, Texas Sen. Royce West remembers getting stopped by a cop.

The president of the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Diana Fite, is urging the Republican Party of Texas to reconsider its in-person event in Houston. The event is scheduled for July 16 to 18.

Calling Texas an “important battleground” that he thinks he can win in November, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke to the virtual Texas state Democratic Convention in a recorded speech on Saturday. 

After high turnout in last year's midterm elections propelled Democrats to a new House majority and big gains in the states, several Republican-controlled state legislatures are attempting to change voting-related rules in ways that might reduce future voter turnout.