Texas mass shootings: committee talks mental illness

Odessa mass shooting

A person attending a vigil for Leilah Hernandez, one of the victims of the shootings in Odessa and Midland, lights a candle.  Colin Murphey/San Angelo Standard-Times/USA TODAY NETWORK By Alex Wukman Mass shootings blamed on mental illness, despite evidence saying otherwise. The Texas House Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety held its third public […]

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HISD board replacement: Teachers and parents left in the dark

HISD board replaced

State officials announced they plan to take over Texas’ largest school district. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune BY ALIYYA SWABY HISD board replacement has left district parents and teachers in the dark. Two days after Texas education officials announced plans to seize control of the state’s largest public school system, the Houston Independent School District finds […]

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State Rep. Poncho Nevárez won’t seek reelection in 2020

State Rep. Poncho Nevárez has represented House District 74 since 2013. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune BY PATRICK SVITEK State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, is not running for reelection, he announced Friday. “I will not stand for reelection for a fifth … term in the Texas House of Representatives,” Nevárez said in a statement. “I want […]

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