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Texas Education Announces New Rules for Returning to School in the Fall

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Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
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Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
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McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B Newly Reimagined for 2020

Today, the City of McAllen unveiled details of this year’s newly reimagined McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B and powered by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships.
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UPDATE: US/Mexico border wall nears 400 miles

As President Trump is in Arizona on October 19, 2020, as of this day, more than 370 miles of new border wall is complete
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Executive Order increases occupancy levels for all business other than bars to 75%

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials.
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Texas Border Business

Masks for students and teachers will be mandatory in counties with more than 20 reported COVID-19 cases when public schools resume in-person classes this fall, according to new public health guidelines released by Texas state education officials Tuesday. 

School districts must offer daily on-campus instruction for all students who want it, but any parent may request that their child be offered virtual instruction from any school district that offers it, under the guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency. 

These new guidelines are modified from a draft that the agency accidentally posted last month that included few safety mandates for school districts, consistent with Abbott’s hands-off approach to the pandemic at the time. 

Below find the guidelines that you can download:

COVID19 SY 20 21 Public Health Guidance

Click here to download the PDF.

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