There are more factors at play for tackling Texas unemployment than just money from both the state and employers.
Thanks to a state law requiring taxing entities to raise no more than 3.5% more in revenue year over year from property taxes, property tax rates for nearly all Red River Valley taxing entities — schools, cities and counties — are falling. Despite the lower rates, property owners are paying …
Forty-one percent, that is the difference in the number of Covid-19 cases between a local school district that required facemasks and one that didn’t — until Wednesday, the first full day that the mask requirement was dropped due to a restraining order.
It should be common for government representatives to — at the very least — mention received correspondence or to enter such letters into public comment during their required hearings.
These are our communities. Our elected officials work for us. In the absence of the public, all too often, government starts working for itself.
For the first time in almost a half-century, support for labor unions in the United States has eclipsed the two-thirds mark, a Gallup poll released Thursday shows.
The Union is not a high school relationship — there’s no on again, off again switch. Texas was annexed into the United States, and generations of Texans have pledged their loyalty to both their nation and their state.
This summer’s actions from the governor have many conservatives scratching their heads.
When it comes to the law, language is everything. It’s a bit like making a wish with a genie — you’ve got to be careful what you wish for because the results might not be what you think they’ll be.
With the latest surge of Covid-19 cases and the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan dominating news cycles, it might be easy to overlook something every Texan should be researching right now — eight proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.
No one who questioned the board’s decision to include masks in the district’s dress code was wrong to do so. But it’s the right thing for a school board to do everything in its power to protect students from a known threat to their health and lives.
This editorial board’s message has remained the same from Abbott’s mask mandate to today — follow the guidelines given to us by our public health officials.
Let’s remember to have patience with our school officials as they try to do their job of educating and protecting our students. Work with them and with students to ensure they get the most out of this school year.
At any time, day or night, whether it’s the weekend or during the week, volunteer firefighters are prepared to answer a call for help.