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What you need to know about the latest COVID-19 surge and how to stay safe https://t.co/5oCNc65MPV

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With the University of Texas eyeing a Big 12 exit, @DanPatrick wants a special Senate panel to study the economic impact of such a departure on other schools. He asked @SenJaneNelson to chair the panel, which meets Aug. 2. #txlege https://t.co/ed9ckDQKIC

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Quoted @PatrickSvitek

Bush’s response, per his campaign: https://t.co/Ze4r5ugLra

RT @PatrickSvitek: Bush’s response, per his campaign: https://t.co/Ze4r5ugLra

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Breaking: Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his reelection campaign, passing over GOP primary challengers, including George P. Bush. https://t.co/a2VcR1dVMQ

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Texas’ state-run veterans homes had more than double the death rate among COVID-19- infected residents compared with other nursing homes in the state. https://t.co/0j3NEv99am

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Quoted @PatrickSvitek

Just in: Trump’s endorsement in the AG primary goes to @KenPaxtonTX https://t.co/9MqGIPnepI

RT @PatrickSvitek: Just in: Trump’s endorsement in the AG primary goes to @KenPaxtonTX https://t.co/9MqGIPnepI

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Texas House Democrats trying to block the GOP voting bill are pinning their hopes on Congress. So far Congress is unmoved. https://t.co/Xb4OfTF5Oo

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Foster children in Texas being made to sleep in hotels, offices and churches has been an issue for years.

But the number of children without proper placements has skyrocketed, totaling nearly a tenfold increase from a year ago. https://t.co/PDfN95vGgk

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Quoted @James_Barragan

Texas veterans homes overseen by George P. Bush were often the deadliest places to be during COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/lZG3EfEgdY via @TexasTribune

RT @James_Barragan: Texas veterans homes overseen by George P. Bush were often the deadliest places to be during COVID-19 pandemic https://…

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The most effective way to curb new variants of the coronavirus is to prevent the virus from spreading and avoid giving it chances to mutate. https://t.co/IYFwmtsQUF

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Quoted @elvialimon

COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Texas and nationally — mostly among unvaccinated people — as the highly contagious delta variant has become dominant. Here's what that means for Texans, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.
https://t.co/j0Sod9LQmQ

RT @elvialimon: COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Texas and nationally — mostly among unvaccinated people — as the highly contagious d…

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Quoted @jsmccullou

Update: TDCJ says there are now 30 immigrant arrestees at Briscoe prison. https://t.co/FTAW6CmAUf

RT @jsmccullou: Update: TDCJ says there are now 30 immigrant arrestees at Briscoe prison. https://t.co/FTAW6CmAUf

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“Our deterrence policies, our fencing, our walls, just make it a little bit harder to cross, but it doesn't stop it,” said Jenn Budd, a former border patrol agent. “And more than anything, it funnels migrants into places where [cartels] have more control.” https://t.co/R8e2xzOQK1

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Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people, according to the state health department. https://t.co/d2w8J8wET6

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Quoted @PatrickSvitek

At @TXGOPCaucus presser, chair @JimMurphy133 doesn't express any ill will w/ @CortezPhilip returning to DC. Murphy says caucus valued Cortez's opinion, was pleased he came back to Austin and hope he returns again. On warrant, "that certainly is [Phelan's] right to do so." #txlege

RT @PatrickSvitek: At @TXGOPCaucus presser, chair @JimMurphy133 doesn't express any ill will w/ @CortezPhilip returning to DC. Murphy says…

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Quoted @heidi_perez02

NEW: Texas & Oklahoma announced Monday they will not renew their sports media rights contract with the Big 12 that is set to end in 2025.

They are expected to leave the athletics conference and join the SEC, via @TexasTribune.

https://t.co/6BJHemvq0R

RT @heidi_perez02: NEW: Texas & Oklahoma announced Monday they will not renew their sports media rights contract with the Big 12 that is se…

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While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors in most settings, the World Health Organization is still encouraging everyone to wear masks while inside. https://t.co/fVQ7jCOiXO

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Nursing homes, which care for people who are already medically vulnerable, were ravaged by the pandemic. But Texas’ state-run veterans homes were often the deadliest places to be. https://t.co/x6n7try5M0

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Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan signed a civil arrest warrant for Democratic state Rep. Philip Cortez, who rejoined his colleagues in Washington. D.C.

It is unlikely to have an impact since Texas law enforcement lacks jurisdiction outside the state. https://t.co/4V7KVe87Uz

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The Texas Tribune's audience team is growing. Apply to be an audience producer by August 20. The salary for this position starts at $55,000 + depending on qualifications. https://t.co/idooXdTzRI

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Quoted @cassi_pollock

New: House Speaker @DadePhelan signed a civil arrest warrant for @CortezPhilip on July 25 after the House Democrat rejoined his colleagues in D.C, per the speaker's office.

Phelan in a statement says Cortez "has irrevocably broken my trust & the trust of this chamber." #txlege https://t.co/Q4dEMOHzdo

RT @cassi_pollock: New: House Speaker @DadePhelan signed a civil arrest warrant for @CortezPhilip on July 25 after the House Democrat rejoi…

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As Texas COVID-19 cases surge again, some local officials urge everyone to wear masks and unvaccinated residents to stay home https://t.co/jFyyVCUhX8

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Texas House Democrats who left the state to block GOP-backed efforts to enact new voting restrictions will testify on those proposals before a U.S. House subcommittee this week.
https://t.co/Ayk8ciDkjM

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We're hiring a breaking news editor who will help ensure that the Tribune remains the go-to source for breaking news on state politics, policy and other issues of statewide interest. The salary starts at $85,000 + depending on qualifications.

Apply here: https://t.co/w3TCkeKk2w

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Quoted @alexazura

Three Texas House Democrats — @Senfronia4Texas, @NicoleCollier95 & @DiegoBernalTX — will testify before Congress this week in a specially called U.S. House oversight hearing on Texas GOP legislation that would enact new restrictions on voting: https://t.co/Q21H4jSwDd #txlege

RT @alexazura: Three Texas House Democrats — @Senfronia4Texas, @NicoleCollier95 & @DiegoBernalTX — will testify before Congress this week i…

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Quoted @CEssig

ICYMI: this is an absolutely must read on the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on Texas' veterans homes https://t.co/YKdFaTj3gL

RT @CEssig: ICYMI: this is an absolutely must read on the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on Texas' veterans homes https://t.co/YKdFaTj3gL

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Quoted @MandiCai

This story is so harrowing, and as @carla_astudi details, total cases and deaths in veterans homes is likely higher than what the data says. https://t.co/V091KDVnPJ

RT @MandiCai: This story is so harrowing, and as @carla_astudi details, total cases and deaths in veterans homes is likely higher than what…

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.@rossramsey writes: “Nothing offers a better distraction from nasty political fights over serious subjects than nasty political infighting over Texas college sports.” #TXlege https://t.co/w37f6DsGzN

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Quoted @renLarson_

ICYMI: Texas' state-run veterans homes had twice the death rate among COVID-19 positive residents compared to other nursing homes in the state. These 9 homes were all managed by private companies. https://t.co/2G2FZhtVSN by @carla_astudi @ShannonNajma @byjayroot

RT @renLarson_: ICYMI: Texas' state-run veterans homes had twice the death rate among COVID-19 positive residents compared to other nursing…

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Delta is believed to be the most transmissible variant of the coronavirus so far. It's driving a rise in COVID-19 cases in Texas and nationally.

Here's what you need to know about staying safe: https://t.co/zbFZqUc15R

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Texas Democrats left the state in an effort to block the GOP’s voting restrictions bill, which would ban drive-thru and 24-hour voting options, enhance access for partisan poll watchers and further restrict the state’s voting-by-mail rules. https://t.co/L8opDyEMGm

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For such a measure to be considered, Abbott would have to add the item to the list of priorities he set for the special session, which is stalled until it regains the minimum number of present members needed to pass laws. https://t.co/7Ovvhgm54T

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The move is largely symbolic because the bill is not on Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda for the special legislative session.

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Members filed legislation that would require Texas public colleges and universities to get approval from the Legislature before switching their affiliations with collegiate athletic conferences. https://t.co/S86sVPwUjK

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The idea has prompted some pushback in the #TXlege, especially among members who represent or attended the three Texas schools that would be left behind in the conference: Baylor University, Texas Christian University and Texas Tech University.

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UT-Austin and the University of Oklahoma are expected to leave the athletic conference for the Southeastern Conference. The move throws the athletics future of several other Texas schools into uncertainty.

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Breaking: University of Texas announces it won't renew its sports media rights with Big 12, signaling its planned departure https://t.co/CsOIOM6UNz

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Quoted @rossramsey

Worth noting: Texas lawmakers can’t block or tinker with UT’s move to the SEC unless the governor adds that issue to the agenda of the special legislative session. #txlege https://t.co/n661pnGuYE

RT @rossramsey: Worth noting: Texas lawmakers can’t block or tinker with UT’s move to the SEC unless the governor adds that issue to the ag…

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Gov. Greg Abbott promised “transparency and accountability” for private border wall donations. But donors don’t have to use real names.

Among the first people to give money: Stephen F. Austin and Donnie Darko. https://t.co/QynZkZbKhC

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