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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. August 7, 2022. Editorial: UIL needs to mandate heat-safety measures for Texas high school football We must protect student athletes from heat stroke, no matter what climate they live in. High school football practice is back for...

Texas lieutenant guv tests positive a second time for COVID

Jul. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in the last seven months, his campaign said Sunday. Patrick, 72, tested positive on Saturday and was experiencing mild symptoms, according to a campaign statement. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 10, 2022. Editorial: A deadly San Antonio crime scene refutes the open border lie San Antonio police had barely finished counting dead bodies after the grisly discovery of dozens of migrants in the back of a scorching tractor-trailer...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 26, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to close the dead suspect loophole In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, families of the victims in Uvalde have pleaded with law enforcement for a full accounting of a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 5, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, call a special session on guns A distraught Uvalde community spent last week grieving at the first funerals of children slaughtered in their classroom. Republican elected officials did what they always...

'Very angry': Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role

Jun. 01, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The blame for an excruciating delay in killing the gunman at a Texas elementary school — even as parents outside begged police to rush in and panicked children called 911 from inside — has been placed with the school district's homegrown police chief. It's...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 30, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Another school shooting. This time in Uvalde. How many more children must die? Today is the last day of school at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, a traditionally joyous milestone celebrating a carefree summer ahead. ...

NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre

May. 28, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that further restricting access to firearms was not...

Beto O'Rourke interrupts briefing, echoing US debate on guns

May. 26, 2022 06:42 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Surrounded by fellow Republicans on a high school stage, Gov. Greg Abbott was wrapping up his opening remarks about the killing of school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, when Beto O'Rourke strode forward from his seat in the audience. “Gov. Abbott, I...