Texas
Culture
Houston-area church responds to Newsom’s abortion billboards with its own in multiple states

(The Center Square) – A Houston-area church has responded to Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign purchasing billboards in Texas using a Bible verse to justify abortion. The church… Read More

October 17, 2022
Culture
Texas pastors offer blistering rebuke of Newsom’s ad quoting Jesus to promote abortion

(The Center Square) – Texas pastors across the state are offering blistering rebukes of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s billboard campaign in Texas quoting Jesus to promote abortion. After the Supreme… Read More

October 14, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Mother asking for just a list of textbooks by grade is billed nearly $1,300 by Texas school district

A Texas mother trying to choose between schools asked her local school district for a list of required textbooks by grade. They billed her $1,267 for the information. … Read More

September 2, 2022
Public Education
Texas school district limits discussions of race and gender, pronoun use and certain books

(The Center Square) – The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Texas on Aug. 22 approved a policy by a 4-3 vote that would limit classroom discussions of race and gender,… Read More

August 31, 2022
Culture, Public Education
AG Paxton advisory: Texas public schools can’t impose mask mandates

(The Center Square) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an advisory Wednesday as the new school year begins to clarify that no public schools can impose mask mandates. Gov. Read More

August 25, 2022
Culture
Texans encouraged to use iWatchTexas to report suspicious behavior

(The Center Square) – Texans are being encouraged to use a free iWatch reporting system to alert local and state law enforcement about suspicious behaviors and activities that appear to… Read More

August 17, 2022
Public Education
Report: Texas lags behind other states in public school open enrollment

(The Center Square) – Texas lags behind other states in public school open enrollment, a new report by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Reason Foundation found. It focuses on… Read More

August 4, 2022
Culture
Fifth Circuit vacates lower court ruling, allowing Abbott’s ban of school district mask mandates to go in effect

(The Center Square) – A Fifth Circuit panel of judges has handed Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton another win, this time upholding the governor’s order prohibiting school… Read More

July 28, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Bill for face masks for Austin school district’s athletes nears $64,000

(The Center Square) – Debate has raged across the country over mask requirements for school students, but new spending records show how much masks have cost taxpayers for a particular… Read More

July 25, 2022
Culture
Florida, Texas allocate record funding for programs supporting adoptive, foster families, expectant mothers

(The Center Square) – As Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed funds for adoption, describing the funding as anti-choice, the Republican governors of Florida and Texas have allocated a record… Read More

July 22, 2022
Public Education
Abbott, Texas leaders announce additional $105.5 million in funding for school safety, mental health initiatives

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott and state leaders announced $105.5 million in state funding is being allocated to expand school safety and mental health initiatives statewide. It’s made… Read More

June 30, 2022
Public Education
Abbott orders active shooter training for law enforcement, public school administrators

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott has instructed the director of a state university center to provide active shooter training to law enforcement and school administrators in school districts… Read More

June 7, 2022
Public Education
Abbott directs TEA to create rules mandating enhanced safety standards for schools

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Education Agency to create rules mandating enhanced safety standards for public schools in response to the mass shooting at Robb… Read More

June 6, 2022
Legislation
Abbott asks legislature to develop recommendations on school safety

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott is asking the legislature to develop recommendations for school safety and other issues. He’s also directed the Texas School Safety Center (TxSCC) to… Read More

June 2, 2022
Culture
Cruz: We must not react to evil by abandoning U.S. Constitution

(The Center Square) – The U.S. cannot respond to evil by abandoning the constitution, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says. After a teenager shot and killed two teachers and 19 children… Read More

June 2, 2022
Public Education
Abbott issues disaster declaration for Uvalde

(The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for the city of Uvalde after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. He also allocated $5 million… Read More

June 2, 2022
Public Education
Austin residents brace for higher property taxes as school enrollment declines

(The Center Square) – Austin Independent School District, the largest taxing authority in Travis County, recently commiserated with local homeowners regarding rising property taxes that will fund its schools. Earlier… Read More

May 25, 2022
Public Education
School board president sued, accused of ‘tyranny’ for silencing and ejecting parents from meetings

Fights over what parents can say during school board meetings – or whether they can say anything at all – are becoming commonplace.  Some parents, feeling… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
Texas school may have illegally pushed vote on billion-dollar school bond, revealing common problems with how bond issues work

A Texas public school district is under investigation for what Gov. Greg Abbott calls a “likely crime” – school bond electioneering.  School officials may have pressured… Read More

May 10, 2022
Public Education
Elementary students told to keep LGBTQIA+ discussions hidden from parents, contrary to law

A Texas school district is celebrating its own “Pride Week,” including small group activities that students – from pre-K through 5th grade – have been told to keep… Read More

March 23, 2022