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U. Texas at Austin to Require Students and Faculty to Wear Masks Indoors

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/9/2020 at 12:00pm

The only exception seems to be if you are in a room alone, such as a dorm room.

The Texas Tribune reports:

University of Texas at Austin will require all students, faculty and staff to...

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Audit Finds Public University Admitted Thousands of Unqualified Students

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 9:30am 5/30/2020 at 9:30am

They also gave away millions in bad scholarships. Not good.

The College Fix reports:

Public university admitted thousands of unqualified students, gave $2 million in bad scholarships, audit finds

If your high school grades or standardized test scores are holding you back from going to a four-year university, consider Texas Southern University.

An external audit...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Aiming for College Football to Start On Time

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/23/2020 at 1:30pm
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This is good news for college football fans and for anyone longing for things to reopen.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is aiming to start college football on...

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FBI: Shooting at Corpus Christi Naval Base is “Terrorism-Related”

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/fbi-calls-shooting-at-texas-navy-base-an-act-of-terror/#x
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:00pm 5/22/2020 at 7:00pm
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Thursday, Adam Alsahli crashed through a security gate and opened fire at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. He wounded one sailor before security shot and killed him.

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San Antonio City Council Declares ‘Chinese Virus,’ ‘Kung Flu Virus’ as Hate Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 11, 2020 at 1:00pm 5/11/2020 at 1:00pm
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The San Antonio City Council passed a resolution that designated the terms “Chinese Virus” and “Kung Fu Virus” as hate speech in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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Wuhan Virus Watch: Texas, California, and Iowa among states lifting lockdown rules

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00am 5/9/2020 at 10:00am
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On Friday afternoon, my company discussed the development of recommissioning plans.

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Texas AG Calls for Release of Salon Owner Jailed for Opening Her Business to Feed Her Kids

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:00pm 5/6/2020 at 9:00pm
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Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the Dallas County judge who sentenced salon owner Shelly Luther to seven days in jail after she refused to apologize for opening her business against lockdown orders.

Dallas County was one of the counties that released “hardened criminals” arguing it was to...

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Houston “Judge” Creates Tattletale Website for Reporting Pandemic Re-opening Violations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:00pm 5/4/2020 at 7:00pm
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Harris County “judge” (not a judicial position) Lina Hidalgo has created a web form, allowing residents to tattle on businesses not abiding by Governor Abbott’s re-opening orders.

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University of Texas Under Investigation for Possible Ties to Wuhan Laboratory

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 11:30am 5/3/2020 at 11:30am

I suspect we will be seeing more investigations like this in the coming years.

Campus Reform reports:

U. Texas under investigation for possible ties to Wuhan biolab

The Department of Education sent a letter to the University of Texas requesting all records pertaining to its dealings with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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Texas A&M to Reopen Campus in the Fall, Will Play Football

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/1/2020 at 12:00pm

This news will make a lot of people happy. Especially the football part.

The Eagle reports:

Texas A&M plans to reopen campus, play football in fall

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U. North Texas Math Prof Files Free Speech Lawsuit After Being Fired

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00am 4/28/2020 at 10:00am

The professor criticized the concept of microaggressions. That’s heresy in higher ed.

The FIRE blog reports:

Fired for his views, UNT math professor brings free speech lawsuit

In total defiance of the First Amendment, the University of North Texas has fired a math professor for criticizing the concept of microaggressions and for refusing to...

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Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Schools Closed for Rest of School Year, Eases Other Restrictions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:00pm 4/17/2020 at 3:00pm
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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to loosen restrictions in place due to the Wuhan coronavirus, but schools will remain closed until next school year.

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Baylor University Cutting Budget by up to $80 Million Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8:00am 4/15/2020 at 8:00am

The school is anticipating a drop in enrollment in the fall.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Baylor University announces up to $80 million in budget cuts in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Baylor University is cutting $65 to $80 million from its budget for the fiscal year that starts June 1, anticipating a dip in enrollment...

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Issue Executive Order Laying Groundwork for Reopening State

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 2:00pm 4/12/2020 at 2:00pm
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While governors in some parts of the country like North Carolina are considering the possibility of extending their stay at home orders beyond April, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is preparing to lay the groundwork for gradually reopening his state.

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Federal Judges Block States From Limiting Abortions During Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1:00pm 3/31/2020 at 1:00pm
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***UPDATE: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily reinstated the abortion ban in Texas:

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay on a ruling from a lower court that had blocked Texas from enforcing the ban. State officials argue the ban is intended to conserve medical supplies for health...

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U. Texas Dean Condemns Use of the Term ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 8:00am 3/31/2020 at 8:00am

Isn’t it amazing how this keeps coming up? This is the most important aspect of this crisis? Really?

The College Fix reports:

University of Texas dean connects phrase ‘Chinese virus’ with harassment of Asian American students

If you use the phase “Chinese virus” as shorthand to describe the novel coronavirus that creates the illness...

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No, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Did Not Say America Should Sacrifice Seniors to Save the Economy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:00am 3/25/2020 at 11:00am
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When I first had a chance to read comments Texas Lt. Gov Patrick made on Tucker Carlson’s program Monday night, I gasped at first, understanding why my elderly mom and others who read what was reported by major news outlets could have gotten so spooked.

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