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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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COVID-19 Ravaged The State’s Border Counties. Now They’re Leading Texas In Vaccinations

From El Paso to Brownsville, every county along the border is outpacing the state average for the percentage of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Gov. Abbott Signs Bill To Implement Statewide ‘Active Shooter Alert System’

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill requiring the Texas Department of Public Safety to create a text-message system to warn the public of active shooter situations.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Into Law One Of Nation’s Strictest Abortion Measures, Banning Procedure As Early As Six Weeks Into A Pregnancy

The signing of the bill opens a new frontier in the battle over abortion restrictions as first-of-its-kind legal provisions intended to make the law harder to challenge are poised to be tested in the courts.

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Texas Recommends Resuming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shots After CDC, FDA Give Green Light

The news comes a day after state health officials said that a Texas woman who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been hospitalized with blood clots and whose condition was being investigated by the CDC as potentially connected to … Continue reading

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