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Texas Teacher-Student Sexual Misconduct Cases Soar to 429

The number of Texas teachers accused of sexual misconduct with students soared for the 10th consecutive academic year, resulting in a staggering 429 investigations opened by education officials in 2017-18.

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Electioneering in Public Schools is Illegal, Says Texas AG

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion Wednesday that voter registration tactics targeting teachers and eligible students of voting age violate the state Constitution and electioneering laws.

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Two Female Texas Teachers Accused of Middle School Sex

In a seemingly recent wave of twenty-something female teachers in Texas getting busted for having sex with their students, two more now stand accused of crossing the line, this time with middle schoolers.

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Texas Legislators Duped on Bathroom Bill by Lefty Progressive Donor

The president of the Texas Association of Business (TAB) duped Texas lawmakers with false claims of economic destruction if legislators pass a bill protecting women and children in the privacy of their bathrooms and dressing areas. Few people know the history of this business association leader’s Democratic voting record and donations to pro-LGBT political groups that push a left-of-center agenda under the guise of equality.

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Lawmakers Tackle Texas Teacher Sex Misconduct ‘Plague’

Texas lawmakers met Thursday to begin tackling a troubling epidemic–teacher-student sexual misconduct. They discussed proposed legislation that will crack down on the rampant problem ravaging classrooms across the state.

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Texas Legislators Commit to Targeting ‘Sanctuary’ Havens

Texas legislators are sticking to their guns and are coming after cities and campuses in Texas that declare themselves havens for illegal aliens. They vow to put an end to the illegal sheltering and punish those who do it.

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Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

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Biz Group Claims Trans Bathroom Ban Bad for Texas

The Texas Association of Business has released a study that claims a transgender bathroom bills will be devastating for the local economy. They urge Texas lawmakers not to enact any “discriminatory” legislation. A Texas senator called the claim “wild speculation.”

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Texas State Police Tapped to Help CPS Locate 2,800 Children

Members of the Texas Senate Finance Committee were incensed to hear on Wednesday that over 2,800 at-risk children have still not been seen by CPS after citizen reports of abuse or neglect. Senator John Wittmire immediately tapped the Texas Department of Public Safety to address this emergency. Of these 2,800 children, 511 are classified in the “priority one” category.

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Lawsuit Challenges Texas School District’s Tax Break Repeal

A lawsuit has been filed against another Texas school district for repealing the local option homestead exemption. The Texas Attorney General has intervened in the suit saying, “Local governments cannot be allowed to simply ignore laws that they do not like.”

Survey: Largest Texas County Turning Blue

HOUSTON, Texas — A survey from Rice University says that 52 percent of Harris County (Houston area) residents have now declared themselves as Democratic or to lean Democratic. Only thirty percent declare themselves to be Republican.

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More Than 50 UT Professors Protest Campus Carry in Letter

More than 50 professors from the University of Texas at Austin have signed a letter protesting campus carry on the campus. Breitbart Texas reported on October 8th that an economics professor emeritus from the University of Texas in Austin resigned expressing in his resignation letter, a fear that law abiding students with concealed handguns might shoot him.