Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest United States metropolitan statistical areas, respectively. Other major cities include Austin (the state capital) and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as a former independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state flag and on the Texan state seal. The origin of the state name, Texas, is from the word, "Tejas", which means 'friends' in the Caddo language.
The federal government is investigating the TexasEducationAgency after deeming that its guidance prohibiting mask mandates in schools last week may be “preventing school districts in the state from considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities.” ... Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights.
DELRIO, Texas — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife waited for a Greyhound bus to take them to a cousin in San Antonio.
As many as 14,000Haitian migrants had congregated on both sides of the US border with Mexico at Del Rio, Texas, and US authorities have begun to forcibly deport hundreds back to Haiti...The Mexican authorities’ operation appeared designed to drive the migrants back across the river into Texas.
The images were slammed as 'inhumane' and 'horrific,' despite the TexasBorder Patrol agents vehemently denying that they whipped migrants ... At the height, nearly 15,000 migrants set up a makeshift camp in the Texas town.
Images of migrant camp under Texas bridge show misery, squalor ...Biden vows at UN to get Texas border chaos ‘under control’ ... Giminez first asked Mayorkas to clarify how many immigrants have been apprehended at the border so far this year, to which the secretary said was around 1.5 million. .
SuzanneGoldberg, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, sent a letter Tuesday to TexasEducationCommissionerMike Morath informing him of the investigation ... https.//www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/09/21/texas-masks-mandate-ban-schools-department-education/5805618001/.
Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates in Texas schools, according to a letter Tuesday sent to the state's top education official ...SuzanneGoldberg, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, sent the letter to Texas education commissioner Mike Morath informing him of the investigation.
On Tuesday, the former University of Georgia football star scored a victory at the StateElectionBoard when it dismissed a complaint alleging that his wife, Julie Blanchard, had illegally voted while living in Texas... “She states that her husband owns a home in Texas so they do spend some time there.”.