Though he was kicked out of office and disgraced in front of his colleagues
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Millions of Texas children are heading back to school this month, as early as this week in some districts. The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to be especially alert and focused when driving in school zones and near bus stops.
On August 4 the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases with increasing around the US. In Texas, as of August 5, there have been 556 cases reported. The state is divided into seven geographic areas with the Dallas, Houston, and the Austin region having the most cases respectively. The Northeast Texas region so far has had no reported cases.
President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977
John Connally became a giant in Texas politics in the 1960s. He had a long career that included service in World War II, work as an attorney, years of work with Lyndon Johnson as his right-hand man in many campaigns. He would eventually rise to become governor and Secretary of the Treasury in a storied career. For Connally, it all began as part of a hardworking tenant farming family in South Texas.