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Office of the Governor

One of the biggest concerns among gulf-state governors, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, is how to help local communities fund the expensive method of mosquito-control to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus this summer. 

One of Abbott’s biggest concerns this summer is determining how much it will cost local cities and counties to begin a large-scale mosquito abatement program and whether federal funds will be available. 

  

Texas Parks And Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials hope upcoming episodes of Lone Star Law airing on Animal Planet will showcase the job of Texas game wardens and the diversity of those behind the badge. 

It’s only the second show of Season One of Lone Star Law and already outdoor enthusiasts are hooked. Animal Planet asked state officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2015 if they had any game wardens that wouldn’t mind being filmed while on operations that ranged from flood rescues to large-scale poaching investigations.

Within the past 24 hours, there's been an event which the McAllen Monitor is framing as an Edward R. Murrow moment – akin to when the CBS anchorman called out Joseph McCarthy as a bully and a demagogue.

Allison Shelley / The Texas Tribune

A federal civil rights lawsuit brought against the University of Texas admissions policy will be resolved by the U.S Supreme Court this month.  And  it could mean whether colleges and universities can use a person’s race as a component of their admissions policy.

The case was first filed in 2008 after Abigail Fisher alleged she was disqualified from admission at UT-Austin because she is white.  As part of the university admission’s policy, race can benefit consideration.

Is Donald Trump the 2016 Barry Goldwater?

Jun 6, 2016

From Texas Standard:

A political analyst outlines three aspects of LBJ's campaign in 1964 against Republican nominee Barry Goldwater that could easily apply to Clinton's coming campaign against Trump.

 


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