Lubbock Co. & other stench of local gov’t stories | ISDs ignore court, maintain mask mandates – Pratt on Texas 12/3/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Lawless arrogance? Despite Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that leaves in-place Gov. Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates, Houston ISD and others are enforcing such on students and staff. And, as if that were not bad enough, several Texas Republicans in Congress voted for a bill that includes a national vaccine database so that the government can track you!

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Stench of local government stories from Lubbock County and Austin’s Capitol Metro. And, Texas local government debt just keeps growing as local pols cannot seem to say “no” to spending.

Image: Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott

Abbott says Texas Department of Family and Protective Services reclassifying the use of puberty blockers and chemical castration on minors as child abuse is waiting in the wings. Isn’t primary competition wonderful? Huffines has pushed Abbott into action on numerous things he was ignoring.

AP has a huge piece out headlined: ‘We Just Feel It’: Racism Plagues US Military Academies. I explain why the problem is less any racism and more a lack of education about recovering from a Civil, brother against brother, War.

Texas Public Utility Commission moves to lower price cap for distributors on the ERCOT grid.

And, other news of Texas.

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