Greg Abbott announced on Twitter his intent to sign Senate Bill 147 into law in the interest of state security. The bill would ban citizens and foreign entities from China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia from purchasing land in Texas. Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst filed Senate Bill 147 in November 2022 to address adversarial countries acquiring land before it becomes a widespread problem. The bill also bans any citizen from these countries from purchasing land within the state. The bill includes Iran, Russia, North Korea and China, four authoritarian-ruled countries with a tense relationship with the U.
Front PageFannin County Commissioners Court approves Lake Ralph Hall zoning maps and regulationsBy Allen RichFeb 8, 2023Fannin County, Texas -- All five members of Fannin County Commissioners Court were present for a regular meeting Tuesday, February 7, 2023. *****Fannin County Commissioners Court approved all Lake Ralph Hall zoning maps and regulations with the one change of not authorizing a Lake Operations Zone at this time to allow for further consideration. *****Fannin County Commissioners Court held a discussion regarding a possible update of the Fannin County Junkyard Ordinance. *****Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to cancel the February 21, 2023 Commissioners Court because four members will be at a training conference. *****Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed the need for an ordinance to regulate the location of landfills in Fannin County.1 month ago North Texas e-News
Front PageNASA sets coverage of Orion's historic Moon mission return, splashdownBy NASADec 4, 2022NASA will provide live coverage of the Artemis I uncrewed Orion spacecrafts return flyby of the Moon on Monday, Dec. 5, as well as its return to Earth on Sunday, Dec. 11. NASA will provide live coverage on NASA Television, the agencys website , and the NASA app . Live coverage as Mission Control, Houston, monitors the spacecrafts entry, descent, and splashdown off the coast of San Diego will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Following the lunar flyby Dec. 5, NASA will host a 5 p.m. news conference at Johnson. Participants will include:Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA HeadquartersJudd Frieling, flight director, JohnsonHoward Hu, manager, Orion Program, NASA JohnsonMelissa Jones, landing and recovery director, NASA KennedyA news conference also will be held after splashdown, about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11.3 months ago North Texas e-News
28 LSU at 13-over par, led by juniorsand, who shot 1-over 72 and 2-over 73, respectively. Allen went 3-under on the back-nine with three birdies and no bogeys to finish the event on a high note. "We had our opportunities to beat some highly ranked teams today," UNT head coachsaid. "Some people might say the conditions were unplayable with gusts around 40 mph buthad an incredible round of 70 today. 28 LSU (+43)T18.1 month ago University of North Texas Athletics
As the director of Dallas’ central library, Kristen Calvert gets asked all kinds of questions. It was a cue to Calvert that the library needed to offer programs to help people identify bias or conspiracy in the news. “This month we’ve been doing crime scene investigations that are misinformation crime scenes,” Calvert said. Instead, to get someone to reevaluate their source’s news, first talk to them about anything but the news. And then when they feel like you appreciate their granddaughter, then you’re making a little inroad.”Personal, non-political conversations help build trust.4 months ago Texas Standard
Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Listen on your Texas public radio station, or ask your smart speaker to play Texas Standard. Collin County commissioners are Republican — but precinct chairs still question election integrityElection fraud claims have been repeatedly discredited – but questions about election integrity still come up frequently at public meetings in Texas. All this week on the Standard, we’re exploring disinformation and the issues it’s causing leading up to the midterms in November. Listen to this seasonal ode from a Texas Standard listener.5 months ago Texas Standard
One of the most important contests on the ballot in Harris County, Texas’s largest, is the race for county judge between Democratic incumbent Lina Hidalgo and Republican challenger Alexandra del Moral Mealer. High crime rates and a long-running battle over the county’s tax rates and budget loom over the contest, which is expected to be close. Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey have been boycotting meetings of commissioners court to prevent the Democratic majority from passing new tax rates and a new budget. She spoke surrounded by members of the Harris County Deputies’ Organization, which is endorsing her. She noted county budget statistics show Hidalgo has been increasing spending on public safety.5 months ago Texas Standard
Senator in Georgia, leading Democrat Raphael Warnock 48% to 43% – a 5% margin – in an October 23rd-24th Rasmussen Reports Survey of "Likely Georgia Voters." Walker’s lead is mainly due to his 14% margin among "Independent" voters, where by a 49%-35% margin voters not affiliated with either major party are now backing Walker. The Georgia survey also found Republicans leading in other statewide races, as well as holding a 10% lead on the "Generic Ballot" question. , just 39% of Georgia voters would vote to reelect Biden, while 47% would vote for Trump. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Georgia Republican voters would vote for Walker and 81% of Democrats would vote for Warnock.4 months ago Texas Insider