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What Is Critical Race Theory? Explaining The Discipline That Texas’ Governor Wants To “Abolish”

Those who study the discipline say attacks on it are targeting any teachings that challenge and complicate dominant narratives about the country’s history and identity.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Build A Border Wall, But Doesn’t Yet Give Details On Cost Or Location

The governor suggested more details would be released next week. The announcement Thursday of several initiatives is the latest in an ongoing conflict between Abbott, a Republican, and Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration.

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Dozens Of Texas Migrant Shelters Told To ‘Wind Down’ Operations By End Of August After Abbott’s Disaster Declaration

Texas-licensed shelters for migrant kids have some of the best national standards for care. Now, Gov. Abbott is trying to close them, which would likely push more children and teens into emergency shelters, that are subject to less government oversight.

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After El Paso massacre, Gov. Greg Abbott signaled openness to gun control. Now, some worry he’s moved on.

The absence of any mention of the mass shootings rankled gun control advocates and state lawmakers from El Paso, who see this legislative session as their best chance to advance the very measures Abbott and Patrick expressed support for in … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Unveils Legislative Priorities, Including Police Funding, “Election Integrity,” Expanding Broadband Access And More

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday unveiled a legislative agenda centered on the state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and a series of more politically charged issues such as police funding and “election integrity.”

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Texas Governor Sends Help to El Paso as Virus Spikes in Border City

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending more than 70 health workers to the border city of El Paso as a resurgence of the coronavirus has officials warning of “virus fatigue” and urging residents to take … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Bars Can Reopen Next Week At 50% Capacity If Counties Opt In

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow bars to operate with in-person service.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Counties To Reduce Ballot Drop-Off Locations, Bolstering GOP Efforts To Limit Absentee Voting Options

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott threw the weight of his office Thursday behind Republican efforts to limit options for Texas voters who want to hand-deliver their completed absentee ballots for the November election — a rebuke to some large, … Continue reading

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Following Other Texas Cities And Counties, Marfa Mandates Businesses To Enforce Mask Rule

By Carlos Morales Following the lead of other Texas governments, Marfa City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to issue an order mandating businesses to require their employees and customers wear face coverings when social distancing isn’t possible. The order seems … Continue reading

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Texas Students Will Return To School Campuses This Fall, Gov. Greg Abbott Tells Lawmakers

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Texas students will be returning to public schools in person this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers Thursday morning. The state’s top education officials confirmed the plans in a statement to The Texas Tribune.

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