Senate Advances School Safety Bill

Senate Advances School Safety Bill

Dec 4, 2023

Governor Greg Abbott said he would veto any school finance legislation that did not contain school choice provisions. By Richard Lee/Special to ETR The Senate approved a bill on Friday that would allocate hundreds of millions of state dollars to help school districts

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School Choice Fails Four Times

School Choice Fails Four Times

Nov 18, 2023

TSTA, AFT applauds House members who stood up for public schools with anti-voucher vote. Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina issued the following statement: TSTA applauds the House members, Democrats and Republicans, who stood up for their public schools today by voting

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Texas Senate Completes 4th Called Session Agenda

Texas Senate Completes 4th Called Session Agenda

Nov 13, 2023

By Richard Lee The Senate passed four bills this past Thursday that answered the call for legislation set out by Governor Greg Abbott this week. When the third special session ended without passage of a bill on school choice Tuesday, Abbott immediately called

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School Choice Fails: Gov. Abbott Calls Fourth Special Session

School Choice Fails: Gov. Abbott Calls Fourth Special Session

Nov 9, 2023

By Richard Lee Lawmakers will get another 30 days in Austin to try and work out a deal on school choice legislation, Governor Greg Abbott’s top legislative priority. While the Senate passed such a bill in the regular and third special sessions, the

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Texas Senate Approves $1.5B More Border Wall Funding

Texas Senate Approves $1.5B More Border Wall Funding

Nov 1, 2023

By Richard Lee After approving more than $5 billion for state border security efforts in the regular session, the Senate added another $1.5 billion in Tuesday’s session, almost all of which is earmarked for building more miles of the permanent wall between Texas

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Alarming Rise Of Antisemitism

Alarming Rise Of Antisemitism

Oct 31, 2023

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Secretary Miguel Cardona meet with Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, and other senior Biden-Harris Administration officials today

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Mayor To Receive Distinguished Citizen Award From Boy Scouts

Mayor To Receive Distinguished Citizen Award From Boy Scouts

Oct 25, 2023

Longview Mayor Andy Mack will be recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award from the East Texas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29. The Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award Luncheon will be

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein 90, Succumbs

Sen. Dianne Feinstein 90, Succumbs

Oct 2, 2023

Sen. Cruz issues statement honoring the late Dianne Feinstein WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). They served together for 11 years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she chaired

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Paxton Acquitted

Paxton Acquitted

Sep 18, 2023

By Richard Lee Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted Saturday of all sixteen articles of impeachment preferred to the Senate by the House on the last weekend of the regular session in May and dismissed a further four articles held in abeyance until

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Texas Attorney General Pleads Not Guilty

Texas Attorney General Pleads Not Guilty

Sep 7, 2023

By Richard Lee Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pled not guilty as each of the 16 articles of impeachment were read, accusing him of disregard of public duty, misapplication of public resources, and abuse of the public trust, among other charges. The House

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