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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.

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Republican Bill Tightening Texas Election Laws Is Headed To Gov. Greg Abbott’s Desk

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.

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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.

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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.

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Texas Has Seen Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 Deaths Since February. All But 43 Were Unvaccinated People.

Preliminary data shows 99.5% of COVID-related deaths in Texas were among unvaccinated people, according to the Department of State Health Services.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says He Won’t Impose New Mask Mandate Despite Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Abbott reiterated Tuesday that Texas schoolchildren will not face mask requirements as they return to school later this summer.

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Can Greg Abbott Actually Build Trump’s Border Wall?

The governor wants to finish the wall that Donald Trump began on the Texas-Mexico border, but he’ll have to overcome the same hurdles that impeded the ex-president’s efforts.

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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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ERCOT Calls On Texans To Conserve Power Amid High Summer Demand, Forced Outages

High electricity demand is adding to the pressure on the grid, as cities across Texas expect temperatures in the 90s or higher this week.

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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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