Schools get us again; lower enrollment but hire thousands more | Vaccines, Abbott & the Texas Guard – Pratt on Texas 12/9/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Those ever “oh so broke” public school districts in Texas did it again! With enrollment down significantly, they hired more teachers and administrators to work than ever before – in the thousands! Read the detail here.

Our Lone Star story of the day is sponsored by Allied Compliance Services providing the best service in DOT, business and personal drug and alcohol testing since 1995.

Vaccine mandates, Governor Abbott, and the Texas National Guard. Governor’s new hotline to report employer vaccine mandates is: 800-939-6631.

Work continues by the PUC and the Railroad Commission on ensuring a reliable power grid. PUC says only 13 generating sites out of 850 missed the December 1 winter readiness report deadline. Those 13 make up less than 1% of grid generating capacity. Also RRC inspectors have visited more than 2,550 facilities so far related to natural gas infrastructure.

And, other news of Texas.

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