Southside Independent School District police officer Ruben Cardenas, center, keeps watch as students arrive at Freedom Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in San Antonio. Most Texas school districts say they are unable to comply with a new law requiring armed officers on every campus. The mandate was one of Republican lawmakers' biggest acts following the Uvalde school shooting in 2022 that killed 19 children and two teachers.


A new state law requires schools to have armed guards. But many are having a hard time hiring officers.

Posted on · The state allotted a total of $15,000 per campus to fulfill the requirements of HB 3, while the going rate for armed security guards with the necessary training can hover around $85,000 in parts of the state.

Gov. Greg Abbott delivers his State of the State address on February 16, 2023 from Noveon Magnetics, a manufacturer of earth magnets based in San Marcos.


Abbott calls for expanding school voucher programs, increased border security in State of the State

Posted on · Abbott gave his speech from Noveon Magnetics, a manufacturer of earth magnets based in San Marcos. Traditionally, State of the State addresses are given in the chamber of the Texas House during a joint legislative session.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave his State of the State speech on Feb. 16, 2023.


What’s an emergency item? Here are Governor Abbott’s seven and why they matter

Posted on · Abbott’s top priorities for the legislative session included property tax reform, ending COVID restrictions, expanding school choice, increasing safety, tightening bail restrictions, hardening the border, and addressing the fentanyl crisis.

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