Problems caused by immigrant busing are enjoyed
They can’t let it die, and yet they cannot provide what they advertise, especially with elections looming in the future where local taxpayers may put a nail in their coffins. Coming soon will be a sponsored effort by Democrats to allow voting by those who are not citizens of the United States, both in local and national elections. What remedial actions can be taken to alleviate this catastrophe and return our government to, by and for all American citizens? Those migrants who are truthfully attempting to escape the tyranny and persecution of their home nation can apply at any U.S. embassy, and wait their turn to migrate into the United States. The United States must make illegal immigration seem less attractive.myrgv.com
Letters: Article addressed
The new findings that a culture of lockdowns due to “bailouts” by fleeing migrants is a reason joined by the authors with immigration policies, school lockdowns, complacency and the proximity of numerous immigrant detention centers in three nearby cities. Lockdowns — no actual numbers here — happen presumably when sirens scream on the two highways close to the school. In one report we are told that the Raptor alarm system doesn’t distinguish why there is a lockdown. Or is it another sort of link to immigration policy, which of course belongs solely to President Biden? Has any president for the past 20 or 30 years addressed real immigration reform?myrgv.com
State, feds say six-month maternal Medicaid coverage still under review
HHSC said it was initially told the plan was “not approvable.” Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a statement Friday saying Texas’ plan to extend coverage to six months was not rejected but still under review.
READ: Full report on Uvalde school shooting
The Texas House of Representatives Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting released its interim report on the tragedy Sunday. It is based on weeks of closed-door interviews with dozens of people, including witnesses and law enforcement who responded to the shooting scene in Uvalde, Texas.
Pharr retirement community employee accused of stealing from retiree
A 54-year-old San Juan resident who worked as a Pharr retirement community’s marketing director found herself in jail this week for allegations that she stole nearly $150 from a retiree. Authorities booked Laura Michelle Abbott into the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center on Wednesday on a charge of credit card or debit card abuse against the elderly. The resident reported the allegations to Alamo police on May 13, where he reported that Abbott made approximately $147.34 in purchases without his consent, according to a probable cause affidavit. The Monitor reached out to a spokesperson listed on Brooke Ridge’s corporate website about Abbott’s employment status. Abbott bailed out of the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center on Thursday on a $20,000 bond, jail records show.myrgv.com
Letters: Can’t forget
Punch in, work, punch out, eat, and punch in again only to leave and, and for the second time this week, forgetting to punch out. I forgot that by the door, a specialized lock sits quietly watching the room, quaint and shiny, ready at a moment’s notice. For every ring or vibration of our alarms and alerts, we must not forget. When you get to your driveway and unload the groceries only to realize you forgot milk, do not forget their names. God please help us to forget the hate in our hearts and instead remember to recognize love for the sake of the children.myrgv.com
Letters: How will you vote?
Would you consider agreeing that no individual citizen needs an arsenal of assault weapons, which have been used almost exclusively for the murder of school children and other innocent people? Would you be willing to vote against any political office holder or candidate who wants unlimited access to assault weaponry, without regard to age or mental competence? These are three questions I hope you’ll ask yourself before you vote later this year. McLaughlin called Beto a “sick SOB,” and Beto was removed. Members of a society who have no problem killing children in the womb have no problem killing children in the classroom.myrgv.com
Letters: O’Rourke out of line
By the way, everyone already knows he has publicly stated that he is all for gun control and confiscation. There is a time and place for everything and this was not the time nor place for the wannabe senator, wannabe president or wannabe governor to be espousing his political agenda. Staying out of pressing community matters like gun violence is taking separation of church and state too far. That hallowed concept refers to preventing the state from running the church, and the church from running the state. It is clearly possible for good church members to be a force for lawful standards in the community as well.myrgv.com
Watch live: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Commissioner Rodney Ellis call for special legislative session to address gun violence
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioner Rodney Ellis will hold a news conference Tuesday morning calling for a special session to address the ongoing gun violence among children.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for school safety review in wake of Uvalde mass shooting
In the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting in which 21 people were killed, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he sent a letter on Wednesday to Kathy Martinez-Prather directing the Texas School Safety Center to begin immediately conducting comprehensive school safety reviews to ensure all Texas public schools are following the appropriate procedures to maximize school safety.
Reactions of understanding, grief, and healing from Uvalde mass shooting – Houston Public Media
In continuing this conversation, we hear from those who have had their lives universally changed by this event and others like it. In sharing their stories, we learn how grief can be turned into action.houstonpublicmedia.org
Whistleblower report on baby formula didn’t reach top FDA food safety official
Frank Yiannas, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for food policy and response, didn’t learn about a whistleblower complaint alleging safety issues at a baby formula plant until four months later, according to Yiannas and and others knowledgeable about the case.washingtonpost.com
FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questio[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula manufacturing to ease shortage
The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 13, 2022. President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to increase baby formula manufacturing to ease a nationwide shortage caused by the closure of a key plant in Michigan. Biden is requiring suppliers of ingredients used in baby formula to direct those goods to key manufacturers before any other customers. The president has also directed the Health and Human Services Department and Department of Agriculture to use aircraft from the Defense Department to pick up infant formula from overseas that meets U.S. health and safety standards. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Baby formula shortage is making low-income mothers struggle to pay for a product usually covered by the state
The state’s poorest mothers are paying hundreds of dollars out of pocket when they find baby formula because they say they can’t risk waiting for the exact brand and size container covered by Texas’ Women, Infant and Children program.
‘Disability Book Week’ opens world of literary contributions to better understand, empower disabled community
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joins Texas Governor Abbott and officials from other states to proclaim April 23 – 29 as “Disability Book Week,” which will highlight authors worldwide with disabilities. It also includes books that have a leading character with a disability shown in a positive way.
Gov. Greg Abbott replaces Texas military leader who has overseen heavily criticized border mission
Maj. Gen. Thomas M. Suelzer will take over as the military department’s new leader. He replaces Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, who was criticized for her handling of Operation Lone Star, as adjutant general of the Texas Military Department.
Amazon, Walgreens and CVS limit Covid-19 tests per customer amid soaring cases
As the omicron variant spreads throughout the U.S. and Covid-19 cases spike ahead of Christmas, demand for at-home testing kits has risen dramatically. That prompted Amazon, Walgreens and CVS to place limits this week on how many tests each customer can buy.
Texas colleges and universities get more than $3 billion for campus construction projects under bill headed to Gov. Greg Abbott
Before ending the special session Tuesday, Texas lawmakers reached a deal to allocate roughly $3.3 billion to higher education institutions for capital projects. The price tag went up from the Senate's original proposal.
Gov. Greg Abbott adds property tax relief, bail to special session agenda
Abbott has faced pressure from his right to prioritize property tax relief. One of his challengers in the Republican primary has slammed him for not including it earlier in the agenda, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called it his top priority this session.
Gov. Greg Abbott calls special legislative session for redistricting, other conservative priorities starting Sept. 20
On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Texas to spend $25 million on 2-mile concrete barrier amid Gov. Greg Abbott’s push for a state-funded border wall
The barrier in Eagle Pass is the first glimpse into how much a state-funded border wall could cost. But Abbott’s office says it’s a “concrete barrier” that is separate from his border wall push.
Drivers who hit someone in a crosswalk in Texas could now face prison time thanks to new law named after Fort Bend County woman
Not many days after Lisa Torry Smith died in 2017, after family members learned it was not a crime in Texas to drive into someone in a crosswalk, they decided the law needed to change.
Gov. Greg Abbott says more apprehensions, drug seizures justify a border wall. Advocates say he's misrepresenting the numbers.
The governor said Texas needs to build a border wall to reduce migrant apprehensions and fentanyl seizures. But immigration and drug treatment experts say Abbott's oversimplifying the issue.
Gov. Greg Abbott formally opens Texas GOP bid to clamp down on local efforts expanding voting access
(Harris County planned to send out applications to request a mail-in ballot, not the actual ballots.) Harris County officials quickly fired back at Republicans’ proposals in their own press conference. Ad“These kinds of attempts to confuse, to intimidate, to suppress are a continuation of policies we’ve seen in this state since Reconstruction,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. In a previous interview, Harris County’s election administrator Isabel Longoria said she hoped those initiatives would become permanent for future elections. Election officials and even former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr also said there was no evidence to back Republican claims.
Some Houston area businesses welcome statewide mask mandate removal, while other others fear backlash
HOUSTON – Masks will no longer be mandatory at Texas businesses starting Wednesday, March 10, per Gov. “Tomorrow I am not going to be enforcing the mask mandate because I think it’s up to the individual,” Contello said. AdShe added that customers can still choose to wear a mask if it would make them more comfortable while shopping. “If you want to stay home, stay home and be safe,” she added. Let’s get our life back on track.”Joseph said he hopes people who may not agree with his stance, not take it out on his restaurant’s employees.