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 Texas History Minute

Texas History Minute

Not everyone is destined to win all the races they race or the fights that they fight. And on some special select occasions, some of those daring souls are recognized for what they do achieve and the importance of the work to which they dedicate their lives. One of those figures is one-time Amarillo mayor Ernest O. Thompson. Thompson was denied his attempt to become governor decades ago, but his impact as a Railroad Commissioner still has a strong impact on modern Texas.

Moran votes to impeach Mayorkas

Congressman Nathaniel Moran (TX-01) released the following statement after voting to impeach U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: “Impeachment is a tool that should not be taken lightly. House Republicans have conducted a thorough review and investigation of the actions the Department of Homeland Security has taken under Secretary Mayorkas, which found not only did he ignore his statutory and Constitutional duty to secure the border, but he also actively worked against those mandates put in place to protect and secure our southern border.

Texas History Minute

It often takes courage to stand up for a principle. Because of people who do, the world starts to change. One Texas dentist, Dr. Lonnie Smith, changed the way Americans vote. A 1944 Supreme Court decision forced Texas and states across the country to change election laws.

TEA annual report just released

TEA annual report just released

The Texas Education Agency’s annual report was released last week. It indicates per-student funding in the 2021-2022 school year averaged $14,928 per student, up 42% since 2011. However, state funding has only risen slightly in the past decade, while local funding has increased substantially.

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