CBD shop owners across the state say it is unclear whether they can sell delta 8 products after the Department of State Health Services labeled the hemp product as a schedule one drug, just like heroin or LSD.
Under House Bill 25, K-12 student-athletes would be prohibited from competing on school sports teams aligned with their gender identity. The bill will now head to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.
The investigation will examine whether Texas provides children confined in the facilities reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents, excessive use of chemical restraints, and excessive use of isolation. The investigation will also examine whether Texas provides adequate mental health care.
Executive Order GA-40, issued Monday, states receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine “by any individual, including an employee or a consumer,” cannot be mandated when the individual objects “for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.”
The ruling late Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman doesn’t protect providers who perform those services during the legal pause on enforcement while the law makes its way through the higher courts.
The shooting at Timberview High School, which is in Arlington but belongs to the school district in neighboring Mansfield, stemmed from a fight that broke out in a classroom, Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said at news conference.
The “loophole” that lawmakers spent the hearing condemning and the slow timetable for winterizing the state power grid were part of legislation they approved during the regular legislative session in the spring.
The men were arrested by state troopers and held for weeks without facing formal charges, a violation of state law. It's the latest misfire in Abbott's hastily assembled effort to involve Texas in patrolling the border.
Three alleged drug traffickers in Pampa, Texas – including the alleged local president of the Bandidos motorcycle gang – have been charged with gun and drug crimes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah.
Defense attorneys have started asking courts to set migrants free because local justice systems, overwhelmed by arrests under Gov. Greg Abbott's border security push, are routinely violating state law and constitutional due process rights.
“Women have fought for equality in sports for decades, and they have achieved enormous success along the way. It is not fair to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports because, statistically, boys run faster, jump higher and throw farther. In Texas, we refuse to deny any woman or girl athlete the right to compete on a level playing field, and to be the best in their sport."
“These two additional agenda items are crucial to improving the quality of life for all Texans,” said Governor Abbott. “I look forward to working with my partners in the Legislature to pass these additional items that will lower property taxes and keep Texans safe.”
In a letter to TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, federal officials said the investigation will focus on whether or not students with disabilities who are at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are prevented from safely returning to in-person education, which would violate federal law, wrote Suzanne B. Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights.
Gov. Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is receiving up to $5 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of an innovative program to help serve underserved Texans in rural hospitals throughout the state.