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With renewed attention on abortion, Democrats in attorney general runoff vow to defend reproductive rights

By Sneha Dey, The Texas Tribune May 17, 2022 “With renewed attention on abortion, Democrats in attorney general runoff vow to defend reproductive rights” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up…

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Her daughters are U.S. citizens. A federal health rule won’t let this Guatemalan mother enter the country with them.

By Uriel J. García, The Texas Tribune May 18, 2022 “Her daughters are U.S. citizens. A federal health rule won’t let this Guatemalan mother enter the country with them.” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government…

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Help us show how climate change is impacting Texans

By María Méndez and Erin Douglas, The Texas Tribune May 18, 2022 “Help us show how climate change is impacting Texans” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Scientists warned governments almost two…

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Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans

By María Méndez and Erin Douglas, The Texas Tribune May 18, 2022 “Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our…

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Video: Richard Stolle @ Gilmer Rotary Club – May 17, 2022

Richard Stolle of the Gilmer Industrial Foundation (GIF) speaks at the Gilmer Rotary Club noon meeting at the Gilmer Civic Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Introducing him is Rotarian Danny Weems, current GIF chairman. Others speaking briefly are Ben Dodd and Steve Dean. Presiding over the meeting is Phil Fowler. Link: https://gilmerindustrialfoundation.com/

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Personal information of 1.8 million Texans with Department of Insurance claims was exposed for years, audit says

Jason Beeferman, The Texas Tribune May 16, 2022 “Personal information of 1.8 million Texans with Department of Insurance claims was exposed for years, audit says” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign…

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TDEM Announces Creation of The Texas Emergency Management Academy

AUSTIN – The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of The Texas Emergency Management Academy, aimed at training the next generation of the emergency management workforce. The Academy, which will run approximately eight months, will prepare interested individuals for emergency management careers at TDEM in a variety of preparedness, response, recovery…

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DPS Honors Fallen Officers at Peace Officers Memorial Service

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) remembered those lost in the line of duty throughout the department’s history at the 2022 Peace Officers Memorial Service today. Those honored included Sgt. Paul Mooney, Special Agent Dustin Slovacek, and Special Agent Anthony “AC” Salas. The ceremony was held at DPS Headquarters in Austin, with Public Safety Commission…

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TEXANS PUSH BACK ON USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO BUILD THE COSTLIEST PROPOSED PROJECT IN THE STATE WATER PLAN  

NORTHEAST TEXAS (May 17, 2022) —Texans are weighing in with their opposition to the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir—the costliest proposed project in the state water plan. To date, more than 1,600 individuals from across the Lone Star State have signed a petition to publicly oppose the reservoir. The petition was initiated by Preserve Northeast Texas, a growing…

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