Posted on · Under Texas’ new voting law, which went into effect in December, poll watchers must undergo mandatory training. It’s currently an online course through the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. Advocates say that’s not enough.
Posted on · More than half of the voters surveyed by the UT/Texas Politics Project were in favor of allowing abortion in Texas. The poll was conducted before the U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion on the landmark 1973 decision that established the right to an abortion.
Posted on · Carl Wayne Buntion is 78-years-old and on death row for killing a police officer. While some are hoping for closure, others say his execution should be halted due to his age.
Posted on · The money is part of a $26 billion agreement including several other states.
Posted on · Texans can still apply for federal funds to help cover funeral costs for COVID-related deaths. There is currently no application deadline.
Posted on · Congressional leaders nominated a number of Texans for the annual award aimed at recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions toward peace.
Posted on · The Texas Workforce Commission reports the number of unemployed workers in the state dropped from 5.2% in November 2021 to 5% in December.
Posted on · While some of the state’s restaurants and bars have dealt with temporary closures or staffing shortages fueled by the COVID-19 variant, others have been relatively unscathed.
Posted on · As the lawsuit continues to play out in federal court, a U.S. District judge last week halted one of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas through a preliminary injunction. The suit was brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lubbock’s largest school district.
Posted on · In 2019, a record 9.3 million Texans traveled for the year-end holidays. While this year’s travel volume will not yet reach that level, it’s still expected to be a big jump from 2020 numbers.
Posted on · At the start of the school year, Magnolia ISD suspended several students for having long hair, barring them from attending regular classes and extracurricular activities. Three were later expelled.
Posted on · With 21 named storms, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season was considered busy, but was not on par with the recording breaking 2020 hurricane season.
Posted on · While the predicted travel volume in Texas is not expected to reach pre-pandemic levels, it’s close to what it was in 2019. That includes travel by car, plane, bus, train, and cruise ship.
Posted on · The Texas State Board of Education took a preliminary vote Tuesday on the proposed educational materials. The board still has a final vote Friday.
Posted on · Providers across the state started administering shots to children 5 through 11 one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended it for the age group.