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Ryan E. Poppe

According to the Texas Education Agency and data compiled by the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the state as a whole does not have a shortage of teachers, but for many school districts, finding educators that can teach English as a second language or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs can be a real challenge.

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Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau has faced criticism for a delay in rolling out body cameras for her deputies.  The sheriff said, however, the camera technology her department will soon use is state-of-the-art and has the capacity to do more than what is currently being done by the San Antonio Police Department body cameras.

Ryan E. Poppe

Community colleges have been described by many as being a bridge for students seeking a path to a traditional four-year state university or a career, but finding the funds to provide that education can be a challenge.

Ryan E. Poppe

Under current federal guidelines, county sheriffs operating jails are told to hold people suspected of violating federal immigration laws if they are also suspected of committing felony crimes.  Other immigrants arrested on misdemeanor charges are freed after 48 hours.

Ryan E. Poppe

The Texas Legislature provided an additional $244 million in funding to state agencies involved with assessing and treating mental health issues among children and teenagers.   But according to the House-Select Committee on Mental Health, much of that money is not being utilized by families whose children may be suffering from some form of mental illness.

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