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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 26, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed next week, and that’s wrong Texas should not be putting people to death. Death row inmate Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on...

Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle, judge says

Feb. 22, 2024 16:18 PM EST

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been...

Illinois governor's proposed $53B budget includes funds for migrants, quantum computing and schools

Feb. 21, 2024 16:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pitched a $52.7 billion state spending plan Wednesday with more money to address the migrant crisis, education and quantum computing, while proposing tax increases that will mostly target business, including a major sports betting tax hike. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 19, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Austin American Statesman. February 12, 2024. Editorial: Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg...

Texas ban on university diversity efforts provides a glimpse of the future across GOP-led states

Feb. 17, 2024 01:39 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The dim lighting and vacant offices were the first clues. Other changes struck Nina Washington, a senior at the University of Texas, when she returned to her favorite study spot from winter break. The words “Multicultural Center” had been taken off the...

Texas will build camp for National Guard members in border city of Eagle Pass

Feb. 16, 2024 17:12 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas will build an operations base for up to 1,800 National Guard members in Eagle Pass, expanding the presence of soldiers in the border city where the state has clashed with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced...

New Hampshire lawmakers approve sending 15 National Guard members to Texas

Feb. 16, 2024 15:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers approved Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s request Friday to send 15 National Guard volunteers to the Texas border with Mexico after he called fentanyl the state’s most serious health crisis. Along with a dozen other Republican...

Judge expresses skepticism at Texas law that lets police arrest migrants for illegal entry

Feb. 15, 2024 17:34 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday voiced concerns over a Texas law that would give police broad authority to arrest migrants on charges of illegal entry starting in March, saying it would be a “nightmare” if the U.S. became a patchwork of states enforcing different immigration...

Migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border are down. What's behind the drop?

Feb. 14, 2024 18:57 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A recent decline in arrests for illegal crossings on the U.S. border with Mexico may prove only temporary. The drop in January reflects how the numbers ebb and flow, and the reason usually goes beyond any single factor. After a record-breaking number of...

Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp says he will aid Texas governor's border standoff with Biden

Feb. 13, 2024 20:25 PM EST

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday he will send more of his state's National Guard soldiers to aid Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to control illegal crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, as fellow Republican Abbott pursues a showdown with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement. ...