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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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Advocates Say White House Decision To Rescind Medicaid Deal Could Lead To Talks On Texas’ Uninsured Rate

The deal, which was fast-tracked during the waning days of the Trump administration, skipped the public notice period. Now, stakeholders will have a chance to weigh in on the application.

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Texas Sues Biden Administration In Effort To Reinstate Trump-Era “Remain In Mexico” Immigration Policy

The policy required asylum seekers who passed through Mexico on their way to the U.S. to stay in Mexico while their claims were processed. Many were forced to live in sometimes dangerous and unsanitary migrant camps.

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Texas Will Open Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults Monday

By Matt Largey, KUT The State of Texas says it will allow all adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29.

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Texas Expands Vaccine Eligibility To People 50 Years And Older

By Matt Largey, KUT News People 50 and older in Texas will be eligible to get the COVID vaccine starting Monday.

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All Texas Teachers Are Now Eligible To Receive A COVID-19 Vaccine

By Claire McInerny, KUT Teachers and child care workers are now included in groups currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday.

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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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