Monthly Archives: August 2018

Texas Teachers Unions Sue Education Agency Over Charter Partnership Law

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, two teacher groups argue Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath exceeded his authority and weakened protections for public school employees.

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State Commission Rejects Recommendation to Close 87 Driver’s License Offices Across Texas

On Wednesday, the Sunset Advisory Commission overwhelmingly rejected a recommendation intended for the 2019 legislature. The proposal would have called for the closure of 87 driver’s license offices across the state that the Department of Public Safety considers quote “inefficient.”

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Austin-Based Company Says It Will Send 3D-Printable Gun Files Directly To Customers

The Austin-based company at the center of a lawsuit over 3D-printable guns will send plans directly to customers, its founder said Tuesday, a day after a federal judge blocked the State Department from letting the company publish the files online … Continue reading

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Report: Toddler Died After Contracting Infection At ICE Family Detention Facility

The toddler from Guatemala died six weeks after leaving an ICE family detention center in Dilley. She had not yet turned two years old.

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Native Lands, A School Mascot, Or Ranchers and Property? Help Us Choose Our Next West Texas Wonders Story

Last time, you chose between abandoned buildings, rent regulation, and how Permian Basin residents who don’t work in oil and gas make it work. Check out Reporter Carlos Morales’ story inspired by the winning question: Tall City, Empty Buildings: What’s Up … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos Is Considering Allowing Federal Funds To Arm Teachers. Texas May Have Given Her The Idea.

A Trump administration official told Education Week that Texas first raised the possibility of using federal grants for that purpose.

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As Lawmakers Consider Statewide Closures, Presidio Driver’s License Office Halts Service Due To Staffing Issue

The Department of Public Safety announced Friday that it will temporarily close its driver’s license office located in the city of Presidio. The disruption in service is due to a staffing shortage. The announcement comes one week ahead of a … Continue reading

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Documentary Filmmaker and BBCA Host Eminent Domain Town Hall in Marfa

It’s been about a year and half since the completion of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Still, advocates are calling for legislative reform to eminent domain — the process by which private land was acquired for the pipeline.

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Ted Cruz leads Beto O’Rourke by 4 points, according to NBC/Marist Poll

A new poll showed the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is tight, just as the fall campaign is about to begin.

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What the “Robin Hood Plan” Means for Marfa ISD in Upcoming School Year

School starts next week in Marfa. But this year, Marfa Independent School District is working with a little less.

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