Following Uvalde mass shooting, lawmakers say truancy laws need a reset
A bill filed by State Sen. Paul Bettencourt would help bring consistency to how truancy is handled by school districts across the state. After passing the Senate 30-1, Senate Bill 1630 was recently voted out of a House committee and is now headed to a vote in the House.
WATCH LIVE: Testimonies continue in Uvalde shooting investigation
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children.
Explicit video: Beto O’Rourke confronts Gov. Greg Abbott during live press conference on deadly Uvalde school shooting
Emotions were high at a press conference Wednesday held almost 24 hours after 21 innocent lives were lost in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The briefing was being held by Texas Governor Greg Abbott when he was confronted by Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Beto O’ Rourke.
‘They know what a hero looks like’: Daughter pens open letter to ‘selfless’ teacher killed in Uvalde school shooting
The daughter of Eva Mireles, one of the teachers who was shot and killed along with 19 students at an elementary school in West Texas Tuesday, penned a heartbreaking, yet heartwarming, letter to her mother, giving the world a look inside the soul of the woman being hailed a selfless hero.