Category Archives: Greg Abbott

Analysis: Abbott’s State of the State revealed just how out of touch he really is—and Texas Democrats were not much better

Texas Governor Greg Abbott de;inverted his State of the State address on Monday evening from a small business in Central Texas. He used the thirty odd minute speech to lay out priorities and emergency items that he demanded were priorities for this legislative session. He used his time to promote special interest groups like law enforcement unions, and he catered

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State says that Texas students will have to take the STARR test but districts and campuses will be exempted from the A-F grading system

Matt Pierce Briscoe State education officials announced on Thursday that Texas schools and districts will not be graded by the state this school year, but students are still going to have to take STAAR tests. The Texas Education Agency announced the decision Thursday afternoon, indicating that, in their view, testing data is necessary to show leaders just how the coronavirus

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Calallen High School Graduate and South Texas Businessman Jim Wright Defeats Well-Funded Democratic Machine For Texas Railroad Commission Race

South Texas rancher and businessman Jim Wright will be the state’s next oil and gas regulator. Wright will serve on the three-member Railroad Commission, which regulates energy resources in the state.  Wright was able to score 53.2% of the vote, or over 800,000 more votes than the challenger Chrysta Castaneda.  In March, Wright defeated Republican incumbent Ryan Sitton in the

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As Texas prepares to further open up for business COVID-19 counts slowly begin creeping back up

On Wednesday something will happen that hasn’t technically been allowed since late June, bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity if county judges allow. “Until now, only two types of businesses have not been open” since then, Abbott said in a Facebook video last week when he made the announcement. “One is river tubing operations and the other

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Abbott to allow bars to open at 50% in some locations with counties taking on enforcement roles

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the much awaited announcement on Wednesday that bars and similar establishments are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalizations starting Oct. 14. Gov. Abbott said it is time to reopen more businesses as coronavirus numbers in the state continue to decline. “The good news is that even with additional business

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Gov. Abbott asks for major declaration from White House to include Nueces County

Texas Governor Greg Abbot has requested a major disaster declaration for 5 Texas countries following Hurricane Hanna back in July. The Governor’s office says that will include Nueces County. The declaration would include assistance for debris removal, emergency repairs and other necessary issues that the counties face following the disaster. Continue Reading Below The request would allow for more federal

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Hanna Made Landfall On Saturday And The Biggest Problem Was The Welcome that She Received

Matt Pierce Briscoe Hurricane Hanna made landfall just south of Corpus Christi late Saturday afternoon and it brought more than just wind, rain and high tides. Hurricane Hanna was met curiosity seekers and wannabe Instagram sensations posing for photos and making quick pointless videos that were the meant to be nothing more than social media curiosity click-bait. Early in the

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What We Learned From Thursday’s Campaign Finance Reports In Local State Races

Candidates for public office in Texas filed their financials this week and as there always is there is plenty to discuss—it wouldn’t be Texas politics if there wasn’t. But what we learned and what may actually become of it might be two very different outcomes. In both Texas House Districts here in Nueces County we saw both the Democrat and

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Private Schools Face Uncertain Future In Light Of Public Health Orders And Nueces County May Now Be Involved In the Fight

On Thursday afternoon public health officials in Nueces County took action that would require public and charter schools within the boundaries of Nueces to hold no in-person classes until at least September 8, 2020 in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The order is not unique to Nueces County. The order mimicked similar decrees in El Paso and Laredo which

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Gov. Abbott issues harsh executive order as coronavirus continues to spread

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statewide mask mandate in Texas and is allowing local authorities to limit groups of 10 or more. Abbott’s executive order will face blowback from some more conservative members of the Republican party in Texas who have said the governor needs to do more to support the economy. But Texas is setting daily records

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