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Deadline Looms for Abbott to Consider Bills

Deadline Looms for Abbott to Consider Bills

The deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to consider bills is fast approaching. Article IV, Section 14 of the Texas Constitution specifies that Abbott has until Sunday, June 20 to determine whether to sign, veto, or allow a bill to become law without his signature....
Abbott Announces Plans to Build Border Wall

Abbott Announces Plans to Build Border Wall

Texas will soon begin construction on a border wall, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a border security summit in Del Rio on Thursday. The summit was composed of sheriffs, police chiefs, county judges, mayors, district attorneys, and landowners throughout Texas’ border...
Are Texas Mask Mandates Enforceable?

Are Texas Mask Mandates Enforceable?

On July 2, Abbott issued a statewide mask mandate with medical and disability exceptions that many say haven’t been adequately broadcast to the public, putting businesses in a tough position. Last week, the Tarrant County Commissioners voted to extend their county...
Texas Coronavirus Update: Estimated Recoveries Up 30 Percent

Coronavirus Recoveries Soaring in Texas

As a statewide mask mandate is still in effect and a possible second shutdown looms, data from Texas’ urban counties show that recoveries far outweigh deaths from the Chinese coronavirus. Two weeks ago, North Texas’ Tarrant County public health director, Dr. Vinny...