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1/13/2022 Court overturns rebuke against Eckhardt for wearing cat-themed 'pussyhat' as county judge Yahoo News ... December 2020 , saying she brought "discredit upon the judiciary" by wearing a pink knitted "pussyhat" while leading a Travis County Commissioners Court discussion on reproductive health care and for making a joke about Gov. Greg Abbott 's paralysis at a public forum.The problem, however, was that as Travis County judge, Eckhardt was working as the county's top executive officer — a job that has no judicial function."She enjoyed the ...
1/12/2022 As local COVID-19 hospitalizations climb, more relief workers sought sanantonioreport.org ... hospital systems as never before.While the state has deployed 411 contract nurses and respiratory therapists to local hospitals, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff have already reached out to Gov. Greg Abbott seeking additional relief.Bexar County hospitals have activated internal response/surge plans and contingency staffing models, Nirenberg and Wolff wrote on Jan. 10, “but with hundreds of our nurses out each day, we are ...
1/11/2022 GOP governors' split on private COVID vaccine mandates highlights changing Republican base - CBS News CBS News ... the government should involve itself in the private sector — highlights what could be a substantial difference in governing philosophies ahead of the 2024 presidential election.Two of the nation's most prominent Republican governors, Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida, would prohibit private companies from imposing blanket vaccine requirements. They're joined by Alabama and Montana, which have also sought to ban such rules. However, Governor Kristi Noem ...
1/11/2022 Fact check: Beto O'Rourke says Medicaid expansion could've brought $100 billion to Texas economy houstonchronicle.com Announcing his candidacy for governor, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke said Texas has left billions of dollars on the table by failing to expand Medicaid during Gov. Greg Abbott 's tenure. \"Expanding Medicaid, which if we had done at the beginning of the Abbott administration, would have brought in $100 billion to this state's economy,\" O'Rourke said at a\u00a0Nov. 19 rally\u00a0in Houston. Texas is one of 12\u00a0states that ...
1/8/2022 Some Republican State Lawmakers Support Bill To Ban Vaccine Mandates In Texas Amid US Supreme Court Review timesnewsexpress.com NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – About 30 Texas Republican state lawmakers along with the Texas Republican Party want Governor Greg Abbott to call a fourth special session so lawmakers can pass a bill banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates.Representative Brian Harrison of Waxahachie is among those pushing for it.READ MORE: Man Suspected Of Parker County Storage Facility Thefts Arrested In Dallas“I just had a constituent lose their job. Texans ...
1/7/2022 Texas Governor Targets Hispanic Vote Ahead of O’Rourke Face-Off Yahoo News Bloomberg) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will kick off his re-election campaign in the Rio Grande Valley this weekend as the Republican Party seeks to strengthen its toehold in the heavily Hispanic region.Most Read from BloombergU.S. Is Open as Canada Shuts Down. The Difference? Their Health Care SystemsGhislaine Maxwell Juror Who Could Upend Conviction Works for Carlyle GroupCitigroup Confronts Vaccine Holdouts in No Jab, No Job ...
1/7/2022 Governor Abbott Appoints Four to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks woodlandsonline.com Governor Abbott Appoints Four to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks Governor Abbott Appoints Four to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks By: Governor Greg Abbott Press Office Published 01/07/2022 Share TweetAUSTIN, TX -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Leslie Bingham, Anna Maria Farías, Ernest Richards, and Carl Pankratz to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks. The Governor has designated Leslie Bingham as the committee ...
1/7/2022 Bingham appointed to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks myrgv.com Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Leslie Bingham, CEO of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville, and three others to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks.The committee is tasked with studying the powers of land banks to acquire and dispose of real property, the impact of land banks affordable housing, the funding mechanisms of land banks, and more.Bingham will serve at presiding officer of the committee, Abbott announced ...
1/7/2022 Gov. Abbott appoints Brownsville woman to land banks committee valleycentral.com 1M lottery ticket sold in Brownsville]AUSTIN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a woman from the Rio Grande Valley to the Join Interim Committee to Study Land Banks on Friday.Leslie Bingham, of Brownsville, was designated as the committee’s presiding officer, according to a press release by Gov. Abbott.Bingham is the Chief Executive Officer of the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville. She previously served on ...
1/7/2022 Gov. Abbott Appoints Leslie Bingham to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks texasborderbusiness.com AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Leslie Bingham, and three more to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks. The Governor has designated Leslie Bingham as the committee’s presiding officer. Their terms of appointment will expire on September 1, 2023, when state law provides that the committee is abolished. Created by the 87th Texas Legislature, the committee is tasked with studying the powers of land banks to ...
12/27/2021 Men receiving vasectomies as 'act of love' protesting Texas abortion law | Washington Examiner Washington Examiner ... a new one for me as a reason — the first time, patients are citing a state law as their motivating factor," Shaw said.S.B. 8. , signed into effect in May by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott , prohibits medical workers and abortion clinics from performing abortions if they have "detected a fetal heartbeat for the unborn child," but it does provide exemptions for emergencies.Under the law, individuals are allowed to ...
12/27/2021 The Between Holidays Wrangle from Far Left Texas blogspot.com ... 2020- Our 75k deaths just shy of California, even though CA has 10 million more people https://t.co/YdHdvMXj8i— Zach Despart (@zachdespart) December 22, 2021 As Texas preps for omicron variant threat, Gov. Greg Abbott won’t ease stance against mask mandates https://t.co/Nul7HZTWqg— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) December 22, 2021 Thanks to @GovAbbott & @TexasGOP , “more than 18% of Texans were without health insurance, the highest rate ...
12/20/2021 Gov. Abbott inaugurates first stretch of state-funded border Chron 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 been installed as of Saturday afternoon.Abbott has made immigration enforcement one of his top agenda items as he seeks reelection next year. At a news conference in ...
12/20/2021 Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Texas State Board of Pharmacy woodlandsonline.com Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Texas State Board of PharmacyAUSTIN, TX -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ian Shaw and reappointed Rebecca 'Suzette' Tijerina and Jennifer 'Jenny' Downing Yoakum to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy for terms set to expire on August 31, 2027. The board fosters the provision of quality pharmaceutical care to the citizens of Texas and regulates the practice of pharmacy in accordance with the highest ...
12/16/2021 Lubbock main appointed to infectious disease task force myplainview.com Duke Appiah, Ph.D. of Lubbock, is one of three people recently appointed to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response by Governor Greg Abbott .Other appointees were John Scott of Fort Worth and Marc Williams of Austin.Appiah is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He received a Bachelor of Science in Optometry from Kwame ...
12/16/2021 Today on Texas Standard texasstandard.org ... fundsTexas is set to receive about $35 billion from the Biden administration to fund infrastructure projects: road and bridge repairs, broadband expansion, water infrastructure, charging stations for electric vehicles and more. But Gov. Greg Abbott has notified leaders of state agencies to be careful before accepting federal funds, citing potential strings attached. Is there more to the announcement than politics? For more, we’re bringing in Jim Riddlesperger, political ...
12/16/2021 Struggling Rural Texas Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Receive $128M Lifeline radionb.com ... Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to rural hospitals and nursing facilities to support health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott ’s Office announced Thursday, Dec. 16.Funds for the grant programs were authorized as part of Senate Bill 8 during Texas’ third Special Session.The funds will pay for critical staffing needs in ...
12/16/2021 Struggling Rural Texas Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Receive $128M Lifeline radionb.com ... Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to rural hospitals and nursing facilities to support health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott ’s Office announced Thursday, Dec. 16.Funds for the grant programs were authorized as part of Senate Bill 8 during Texas’ third Special Session.The funds will pay for critical staffing needs in ...
12/15/2021 Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response woodlandsonline.com Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response By: Governor Greg Abbott Press Office Published 12/15/2021 Share TweetAUSTIN, TX -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Duke Appiah, Ph.D., John Scott, and Marc Williams to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response for terms at the pleasure of the Governor. The ...
12/15/2021 Editorial | We need access to safe abortions dailyiowan.com ... by multiple states, including Iowa, to deny the right to an abortion have set a dangerous path for the future of reproductive health care and safety on a dangerous path.In May, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed what is referred to as the “heartbeat bill” into Texas law, banning abortions at approximately six weeks. However, this was different from other abortion bans because it included a provision that greatly ...