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High vaccination rates, geography and a sense of community in the wake of 2019’s Walmart shootings help keep El Paso’s delta numbers low, experts and locals say.
Revised numbers show the industry has recovered less than 9,000 jobs since last September.
Today, Fort Stockton is pocked with dusty craters and empty canals, but this West Texas town was once known as the “Spring City of Texas.” The nickname came from Comanche Springs, which flowed prolifically until the 1950s when groundwater pumping … Continue reading
Texas Now Has A Ban On Abortions As Early As Five Weeks. Anti-Abortion Groups Are Prepared To Enforce It.
“We are all, unfortunately, expecting that approximately 85% of patients seeking abortions will not be able to access an abortion in a health center in Texas,” says a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
Senate Bill 1 rewrites Texas election laws to further restrict the voting-by-mail process and outlaw local voting initiatives meant to widen access, namely those pushed by Harris County that were disproportionately used by voters of color.
The court’s conservative majority agreed with a federal judge in Texas that the administration did not do enough to explain the policy change. The three liberal justices dissented.
State Lawmakers Again Try To Ban Most Dangerous Nuclear Waste As Feds Consider Allowing It At West Texas Site
A failed regular session bill sought to give a financial break to a West Texas nuclear waste disposal company. Now, lawmakers have removed what opponents called a giveaway and are again trying to pass a bill to stop highly radioactive … Continue reading
President Biden is set to deliver remarks on Afghanistan after a tumultuous weekend that saw the U.S.-backed government fall to the Taliban. Biden’s remarks also come as chaos has enveloped Kabul and its airport as thousands of people attempt to … Continue reading
Dozens Of Texas Hospitals Are Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Again Overwhelm The State’s Capacity
“This surge is by far the fastest and most aggressive that we’ve seen,” said the health authority for Austin and Travis County, who urged eligible Texans to get vaccinated.
Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session Starting Saturday, Covering Elections, Federal COVID-19 Funding, Quorum Rules
The governor said Thursday the second special session will get underway at noon Saturday, with a 17-item agenda.