Texas governor says state will not accept new refugees in 2020

U.S. 01/13/20, 09:28

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday, Jan. 10, that his state will not accept new refugees in 2020. According to The Associated Press, the decision made Texas the first state to decline refugee resettlement, after President Trump signed an executive ...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

U.S. 06/21/19, 14:45

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press ...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:56

Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting ...

Texas governor signs bill targeting rape kit backlog

U.S. 06/04/19, 16:26

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a measure into law on Tuesday that aims to eliminate the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas.Abbott's approval comes as states across the country are using legislation to bolster testing requirements and ...

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

U.S. 06/02/19, 14:15

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation's second-largest state. House Bill 1361, authored by Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, would prohibit the use of "photographic traffic signal enforcement systems." Abbott tweeted Saturday ...

Texas lawmakers approve safe gun storage program despite NRA

U.S. 05/27/19, 16:10

Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage.The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political ...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:06

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal driven by classroom unrest and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020.The announcement Thursday would make Texas the latest state — ...

Texas church opens new sanctuary after massacre

U.S. 05/18/19, 23:02

A South Texas church begins a new chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveils a new sanctuary a year and half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in ...

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