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Gov. Greg Abbott bars mandates for vaccinations and masks in Texas.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Many states, cities, businesses and schools have been scrambling to institute new mandates since Tuesday, when federal health authorities recommended that even fully vaccinated people should wear masks again in public indoor spaces in Delta-variant hot spots and......

Willie Neslon helps close out march for voting rights in Texas

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Country music legend Willie Nelson helped close out a four-day march in support of voting rights that ended at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. The march was led in part by former Representative Beto O’Rourke, CBS......

DeSantis and other GOP 2024 prospects target public health officials with political attacks | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ warning this week of a “Faucian distopia” offered the latest glimpse at how ambitious Republicans eyeing 2024 presidential bids are increasingly targeting public health officials as they attempt to grow their national......

Austin health officials warn there are 16 staffed ICU beds left for 2.3 million residents as COVID cases surge

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Health officials in Austin, Texas, issued a dire warning on Friday: There are only about 16 staffed ICU beds left for the entire region, an 11-county area that’s home to more than two million people. It’s the lowest number......

Biden administration sues Texas over plan to stop vehicles transporting migrants

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday in a bid to halt Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to have state law enforcement stop and re-route vehicles suspected of transporting migrants released from federal immigration custody. The lawsuit, filed in the......

The history behind Texas’ and Oklahoma’s move to the SEC — and why it’s happening now

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12:50 PM ET ESPN staff [Editor’s note: The news that Texas and Oklahoma were planning to leave the conference — which became official on Friday — was a reminder that in college football, the past is never really the past. ESPN reporters Heather Dinich, Mark Schlabach and Dave Wilson show......

DOJ sues Texas, Gov. Abbott over executive order restricting travel of migrants

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaking at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on May 18, 2020. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool | Getty Images The U.S. Justice Department on Friday sued Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, to......

Justice Dept. sues Texas governor over an executive order on migrants.

New York Times
The Justice Department sued Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday in an effort to block an executive order that severely limits the transportation of migrants in the state, calling the order unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed a day after Attorney General Merrick B. Garland sent a letter to Mr.......

Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott’s migrant transport order

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a lawsuit filed Friday, the Justice Department alleged the order — in which Abbott directed state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of carrying recently released migrants — violates the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, which establishes that federal laws preempt......

U.S. seeks to block Texas order curbing migrants’ entry

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Security stand guard at the headquarters of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday sued Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, seeking to block an order aimed at deterring migrants......

Texas, Oklahoma regents accept SEC invitation

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11:08 AM ET Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia The board of regents in Texas and......

Oklahoma and Texas to Join SEC and Add to a Juggernaut

New York Times
Alan Blinder and Kevin Draper Although Oklahoma has not won a national championship in football since the 2000 season, it has reached the College Football Playoff four times since 2015. Its men’s and women’s gymnastics programs are some of the country’s most formidable, and the university won this year’s national......

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens fines again against local officials and businesses that enforce mask mandates, vaccine requirements

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks in Dallas, Texas, U.S. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday, reiterating his opposition to mask mandates, Covid-related business restrictions and vaccination requirements and issuing fines of up to......

READ: Garland letter to Texas Gov. Abbott on migrant executive order READ: Garland letter to Texas Gov. Abbott on migrant executive order

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Justice Department threatens legal action against Texas over plan to stop vehicles carrying migrants

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott to immediately revoke an executive order that instructs state authorities to stop vehicles suspected of carrying migrants released from U.S. Border Patrol custody, arguing that such a directive......

SEC officially invites Texas, OU to join conference

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The 14 SEC presidents and chancellors voted unanimously on Thursday to extend invitations to Big 12 co-founders Oklahoma and Texas to join their league, leaving one final formality before the deal is done: OU and Texas have to officially accept the offer, which could happen as soon as Friday. The......

SEC Accepts Texas, Oklahoma Into Conference

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Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports The SEC has accepted Texas and Oklahoma into the conference following a vote on Thursday, according to the SEC. According to Sports illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, the invitation—for now—is to allow Texas and Oklahoma to begin play in 2025 after they fulfill their contractual requirements with the......

Spurrier on Texas’ SEC Move: ‘They Can’t Win the Big 12 Anyway’

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Few people in college football are more synonymous with the SEC than Steve Spurrier. On Wednesday, the former Florida Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback turned Gators and South Carolina head coach addressed the possibility of Texas and Oklahoma joining the conference.......

Trump PAC injects $348,000 last-minute into Ohio GOP primary, seeking to avoid a repeat of Texas loss

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Donald Trump speaks to officials during a roundtable discussion on community safety, at Mary D. Bradford High School in in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. – Trump visited Kenosha, the city at the center of a raging......

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