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At school district event, Sen. Bob Hall seemingly praises education bill he did not support

Senator Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) was recently caught in the classic political trap of saying one thing after doing the opposite by education advocates in Texas.  It’s not unusual after a
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Gov. Abbott announces Domestic Terrorism Task Force in the wake of El Paso Shooting

In the wake of another mass shooting in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the formation of a domestic terrorism task force on Wednesday charged with analyzing and providing advice
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5 Things We Learned from Gov. Abbott’s Town Hall Meeting

At a televised town hall from the University of Texas at Tyler Thursday night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addressed a range of topics affecting the state, answering questions from moderators,
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Dustin Burrows resigns as Texas House GOP Caucus chairman amid allegations of targeting Republicans

BY CASSANDRA POLLOCK State Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock has resigned as chair of the Texas House GOP Caucus, according to two people familiar with the matter. Burrows’ departure comes
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Analysis: Cheating Texas kids out of a better futureBY ROSS RAMSEY

BY ROSS RAMSEY Snyder is between Lubbock and Sweetwater, in West Texas. Shepherd is north and a little east of Houston, in East Texas. And Houston is, well, Houston. One
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Republican inaction linked to hundreds of preventable cancer deaths for Texas women

Texans are dying from cervical cancer at unnecessarily high rates as the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature continues to block legislation calling for mandatory immunization against the Human Papillomavirus,
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Despite Focus on Student Mental Health by the Texas Legislature, Counselors Still Not Mandated in Every School

After the Santa Fe shooting in 2018, Governor Greg Abbott hosted a series of roundtables on school safety and corollary student mental health concerns. Among the proposals that came out
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TEA to release ratings — school districts will have to deal with the consequences

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will release its ratings for the state’s school districts and campuses this week, leaving school administrators anxiously awaiting an A-F letter grade. In August 2018,
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Gov. Abbott Anounces Special Election for Fort Bend State House Seat

Following Rep. John Zerwas’ recent resignation announcement, Gov. Greg Abbott officially issued a proclamation today to announce Tuesday, November 5, 2019, as the special election date to fill the vacated
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Paid sick leave goes into effect for Dallas workers, but Attorney General Ken Paxton vows to challenge city law in the courts

For many Texas workers, when illness or a family emergency strikes, there is little recourse to take time off if they want to stay employed. With no federal legal requirement
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