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Kirk McDaniel

Kirk McDaniel

Kirk McDaniel covers all things Texas from his home in Austin. From politics and government to the environment and law, he finds interest in the many factors shaping a modern Lone Star State. Besides writing stories, Kirk also produces the Sidebar podcast from Courthouse News. Originally from Houston, Kirk has traveled to every corner of the state, sometimes wearing a cowboy hat and boots. When he is not working on stories, Kirk spends his time outdoors hiking, paddling and cycling. His love of storytelling comes in handy when he is playing tabletop role-playing games with his wife and friends.

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Latest Articles by Kirk McDaniel

With impeachment rout, embattled Texas AG performs latest trick

If nothing else, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a third-term Republican hardliner, has shown an uncanny ability to get himself out of trouble. Will his good fortunes last?

Senators head for deliberations as Paxton impeachment wraps

Throughout his nearly ten-year reign as Texas’ top cop, hard-right Ken Paxton has found himself at the center of an almost comical number of legal and ethical controversies.

Former colleagues of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testify against him in impeachment trial

Former top officials from the Texas attorney general's office testified that Ken Paxton pressured them to take action to help his friend who was facing legal troubles.