• October 20, 2020

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Almost all Texas businesses are allowed to open at 50%

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity. That is effective immediately, and there are “very limited exceptions,” Abbott’s office said. Restaurants were already permitted to be open at 50% capacity. Abbott is allowing them to immediately […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott issues 8 executive orders aimed at stopping

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued eight executive orders in response to the El Paso and Odessa-Midland mass shootings that happened just weeks apart, his office announced Thursday. “Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings,” Abbott said in a statement. “I will continue to work expeditiously with the legislature […]Read More

KTSM to Broadcast, Stream Friday’s Texas Gubernatorial Debate

KTSM TV, and their parent company Nexstar Media Group, announced Monday that they will host the only Texas gubernatorial debate between incumbent Governor Greg Abbott (R) and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D). The broadcast/stream is set for Friday, September 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. MT. The one-hour, statewide debate will air state-wide on […]Read More

Prospects For “Red Flag” Gun Law in Texas Plummet as

The chances of Texas passing a so-called “red flag” law after the Santa Fe school shooting continued to drop Friday as Gov. Greg Abbott said he saw a “coalescence” against the proposal. As part of his school safety plan released after the May 18 massacre, the Republican governor asked the Legislature to consider such a law, which would allow courts to order […]Read More

Abbott to Trump: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Will Harm Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott urged President Donald Trump in a letter Thursday to reconsider his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, arguing the imported metals are vital to the growth of Texas’ economy. In the letter, Abbott praised his fellow Republican for guiding the country to a time of increased job creation and thriving agriculture, technology and energy […]Read More

After Santa Fe Shooting, Gov. Abbott Sees West Texas Mental

A Lubbock-based program seeing success helping prevent at-risk students from committing violent acts is getting more attention after Gov. Greg Abbott touted it as a potential statewide model to reduce school shootings the day after a student allegedly shot 10 people to death at his a southeast Texas high school. The Telemedicine Wellness, Intervention, Triage, […]Read More

Abbott Plots Aggressive Approach to Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott is plotting an aggressive approach to the upcoming special session of the Legislature, diverting from his above-the-fray style to try to see through an ambitious 20-item agenda. The push came into public view Thursday, when Abbott’s office began announcing lawmakers who will take the lead on individual items — state Rep. Craig Goldman, […]Read More