Students Closely Watch Texas Governor Debate – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

On a Friday night with lots of choices, a handful of SMU students stayed on campus to see if Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott could stay on topic in what is likely their only televised debate. While Abbott and O’Rourke sprinted through nearly a dozen issues in 55 minutes including immigration, school safety, reproductive … Read more

Abbott and O’Rourke talk school safety, Texas border during only governor’s debate

EDINBURG, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After months of campaigning against each other, Governor Greg Abbott and his Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke appeared on the same stage Friday night. A new Quinnipiac poll released this week shows Abbott with a lead of seven percentage points over O’Rourke. The Texas-Mexico border noted as the most urgent concern for … Read more

Texas Gov. Abbott Sends More Migrants To Vice President Harris’ Home

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent dozens more asylum seekers to the home of Vice President Kamala Harris in another effort to show his dislike for the White House’s immigration policies this week. The Republican governor, who referred to Harris as a “Border Czar” in a tweet on Saturdayreportedly bused about 50 migrants – including a … Read more

Greg Abbott Sends Hundreds Of Migrants To DeSantis’ House To Teach Him Lesson About Stealing Idea

AUSTIN, TX—Citing a lack of originality in the Florida governor’s decision to ship displaced Venezuelans to Martha’s Vineyard this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent hundreds of migrants to Ron DeSantis’ house Friday to teach him a lesson about stealing other people’s ideas. “That was totally my thing first, and now he’s acting like he … Read more

GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence

Ron DeSantis sends migrants to Martha’s Vineyard Ron DeSantis sends migrants to Martha’s Vineyard 02:18 Republican governors this week escalated their efforts to transport migrants released from federal border custody to Democratic-led jurisdictions, sending groups of Latin American asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard and a busy street near Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington, DC … Read more

New York City opens resource center for asylum seekers

NEW YORK — There has been an exponential increase in asylum seekers arriving in the city. That spike means the city’s shelter system is quickly approaching its breaking point. Mayor Eric Adams must now reassess how to cope with the crisis. On Thursday, he opened a new resources center and asked for more help dealing … Read more

Govt. Newsom calls for investigation into Republican governors busing migrants north

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday called for an investigation into Republican governors sending busloads of migrants to Democratic states to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies. In the Thursday afternoon Twitter post, Newsom specifically called out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott over their “cruel” policy of busing migrants … Read more

Govt. Abbott requests a disaster declaration for those affected by historic flooding

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott has requested a disaster declaration from the US Small Business Association for those affected by the historic flooding in August. The designation would make federal disaster assistance available for those impacted in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties. In the span of 24 hours, North Texas … Read more

California Gov. Newsom on climate change, extreme prolonged heat

A sign warns of extreme heat in Death Valley, California, US, July 11, 2021. Bridget Bennett | Reuters Speaking during a heat wave that brought California temperatures into the triple digits in much of the state, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that “all of our models have been thrown out” when it comes … Read more

Chicago mayor asks for donations, volunteers to help with immigrants bused from Texas

Chicago officials are asking the public for volunteers and donations to help immigrants being bused to the city from Texas, where the state’s GOP governor is waging a political battle against President Biden’s immigration policies. A busload of about 50 immigrants arrived Sunday in Chicago, days after the arrival of the first busload of about … Read more