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Texas Will Deploy 1,000 National Guard Troops To The Border Amid Migrant Surge

Jun 21, 2019
Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

"Texas will deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the border amid migrant surge" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

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Until 2019, three metropolitan planning organizations, or MPOs, were responsible for the Rio Grande Valley's roadways and traffic concerns. But Gov. Greg Abbott said problems endured.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law legislation legalizing hemp production and hemp-derived CBD products. But it could be awhile before there are fields of hemp across the Texas landscape.


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The legislation by Bedford Republican Jonathan Stickland bans the use of video cameras to catch drivers running a red light.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott named his emergency legislative priorities during Tuesday's State of the State address. 

He praised the state's economy and job growth, and he noted what people say when he asks them why they moved to Texas.

“Now listen I know, we may not be perfect, but all the newcomers I talk to, they think that Texas is a governmental holy grail,” Abbott said.

Ryan Poppe

Updated at 7 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott, who was sworn into office Tuesday to begin his second term, made school finance reform and improving educational outcomes his top priorities during his inaugural address at the state Capitol.

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Dennis Bonnen, a Republican representing an area just south of Houston, was unanimously elected to serve as Texas House Speaker.


Soon after a federal judge ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act was invalid, Gov. Greg Abbott told The Dallas Morning News that Texas would create its own health care system if the decision is upheld.

It won't be that simple. Here are some things you should know about Abbott’s plan:

Ryan Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott shared his views on marijuana use in Texas during Friday night's gubernatorial debate. He mentioned one idea that may have surprised marijuana advocates.


Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, swung away at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in their first and only debate Friday evening, while Abbott largely ignored her and defended his first term.

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