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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
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://…
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.
RT @elvialimon: COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Texas and nationally — mostly among unvaccinated people — as the highly contagious d…
“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
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
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.
RT @heidi_perez02: NEW: Texas & Oklahoma announced Monday they will not renew their sports media rights contract with the Big 12 that is se…
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
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
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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
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
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
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…
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
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…