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What’s in the new voting restriction legislation introduced in the Texas House and Senate

Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 will be the starting points for the Legislature’s efforts to tighten Texas voting laws. Here’s what the bills would do.

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Texas National Guard Returns To Far West Texas For Vaccine Clinic

After vaccinating nearly 50 residents in June, the Texas National Guard returns to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this weekend to hold a second vaccination event. Big Bend officials say this is likely the last time the state will … Continue reading

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Former Legislative Leaders From Both Parties Oppose Abbott Veto Of Legislative Funding As State Defends Him

In a new court filing, the attorney general’s office said the governor properly used his veto power when he nixed funding for the Legislature in response to House Democrats walkout over a Republican priority bill on elections.

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‘Erased From The History Books’: Why Asian American History Is Missing In Texas Schools

From educators to textbook advisors, experts say state standards, teaching approaches, textbooks and politics all contribute to the erasure of Asian American experiences when history is taught in Texas schools.

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As Sul Ross Weighs Staff Cuts And Eliminating Degrees — Students And Community Members Protest

Officials at Alpine’s Sul Ross University have released a report recommending firing staff and consolidating, as well as eliminating, degrees offered by the school in an effort to preserve the “future health and sustainability” of the university. 

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KRTS Broadcast Temporarily Disrupted Due to Heavy Storms

Marfa Public Radio’s KRTS broadcast in Fort Davis and Marfa has been temporarily disrupted due to heavy storms in the Fort Davis area Thursday evening, beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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‘The Rain Just Keeps Coming’: Storms Hit West Texas, Leading To Significant Flooding

Parts of West Texas have seen over a half-foot of rainfall in the last few days, which has led to flooded neighborhoods, vehicle rescues and at least one death so far.

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Texas’ Proposed Plan To Reduce Haze In Its National Parks Falls Short, Critics Say

A federal rule requires states to reduce air pollution in their national parks and wilderness areas. But for the second time, Texas’ plan includes no additional emissions controls for industrial plants, which environmental groups say is necessary.

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Photos: Amid Ongoing Renovations, Balmorhea State Park Reopens To Public

With the park’s long-awaited reopening, staff are capping the number of daily visitors at a lower number than normal — down from 900 to 650 — due to ongoing construction in the park.

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Texas Students’ Standardized Test Scores Dropped Dramatically During The Pandemic, Especially In Math

The drop was more significant in districts that had most of their instruction online, compared to districts with more in-person classes.

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