Updated 4:25 p.m. with comment from Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra. Under the watchful eye of a state-appointed conservator for the past two years, South San Antonio Independent School District has returned to complete local control.
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From Texas Standard . Unless Congress passes a continuing resolution, this week non-essential federal spending will dry up on Friday at midnight, and the U.S. government will shut down. Disagreements over DACA and other immigration priorities continue to divide the Congress, and the potential shutdown is being used as leverage. But how would a government shutdown affect Texas and Texans , and what essential services are exempted?