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Ryan E. Poppe

Ahead of the 2017 Legislative session, lawmakers are looking at ways to boost college enrollment for working adults like military veterans, reaching those non-traditional students was discussed at the state capitol Tuesday.

The number of college students who also work has declined in recent years.  According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, currently 39 percent of the state’s 3.8 million college students work full or part-time jobs while attending classes.

Rep. Lyle Larson

A handful of lawmakers at the state capitol are outraged by the latest regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The new rules are aimed at controlling the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease among the Texas deer population.

Following the passage of the updated regulations, Rep. Lyle Larson, a Republican from San Antonio sent out a tweet that chastised Parks and Wildlife officials for violating private property owner’s rights.

Ryan E. Poppe

Last summer Texas Parks and Wildlife officials began working on state regulations for testing the state’s deer population for chronic wasting disease, an illness that can wipe out entire herds of deer at a time.  One year later,the disease is still being detected and the state has devised new plans that aren’t sitting well with deer breeders and captive deer ranchers.

Wiki Commons

Texas Democrats ended their convention in San Antonio this weekend with a call for Sanders supporters to unite behind Hillary Clinton.  But while that seemed to be happening, Sanders delegates also want Clinton to embrace the “Bern.”

 

During his Friday night keynote speech U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro rallied the Democrats for Clinton.

 

Ryan E. Poppe

A U.S. federal judge in Dallas has ruled that Texas cannot block Syrian refugees from being resettled within the state over alleged security concerns.  

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