Gov. Greg Abbott inaugurates first stretch of state-funded border barrier

Gov. Greg Abbott inaugurates first stretch of state-funded border barrier

This post was originally published on this site Texas Gov. Greg Abbott visited Starr County on Saturday to inaugurate the first stretch of a border wall being built by the state, calling it an “unprecedented” investment in border security. Construction crews on site said about 880 feet of barrier have...

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Texas uses shipping containers to create “steel wall” next to international bridge at Eagle Pass

Texas uses shipping containers to create “steel wall” next to international bridge at Eagle Pass

This post was originally published on this site Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a video Wednesday of the state’s latest attempt to secure the Texas-Mexico border: about 20 shipping containers lined up along the riverbank next to the international bridge that connects Eagle Pass with Mexico. Behind the containers, the images...

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Beto O’Rourke raises $2 million in first 24 hours of launching gubernatorial campaign

Beto O’Rourke raises $2 million in first 24 hours of launching gubernatorial campaign

This post was originally published on this site Beto O’Rourke raised $2 million in the first 24 hours of his run for governor, his campaign tells The Texas Tribune. His campaign called it a record “for any Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the first 24 hours” of a campaign. They also...

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Texas universities with federal contracts are caught between Greg Abbott and Joe Biden over COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Texas universities with federal contracts are caught between Greg Abbott and Joe Biden over COVID-19 vaccine mandates

This post was originally published on this site Many Texas universities — which collectively hold billions of dollars in federal contracts — are wrestling with how to navigate the Biden administration’s mandate that all federal contractors be vaccinated by Dec. 8 in a state that bans vaccine mandates. Several public...

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