Joe Biden’s America

It’s official! Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States of America.  Kamala Harris will be the next vice president of the United States of America.  The message from the American people was heard loud and clear: we embrace Joe Biden’s vision for a country that includes everyone and we reject Donald Trump’s divisive politics. And while Trump continues to stomp his feet in defeat and spread his false narrative about the election, Joe Biden is focused on bringing the people of our nation together. In Texas, although we fell short of w

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Team Turner Remembers RBG

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a terrible loss for our nation in so many ways.  I know that while Justice Ginsburg holds a special place in all of our hearts, as the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court, and as an accomplished attorney who had advanced the cause of gender equity before she was ever a judge, her work has been particularly meaningful to women everywhere. I am fortunate to have and have had several strong, talented women on my team for many years.  So, I asked the women who have been on my staff, past and present, if they would share the

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Chaos for public schools

We all want schools to be open as soon as possible, but it has to be safe for students, as well as the faculty and staff. Less than two weeks ago, Tarrant County public health officials ordered school buildings closed until late September, to hopefully allow for our dangerously high COVID-19 case counts to decline substantially. Our local schools were prepared to conduct all-virtual instruction for students in the meantime, with on-campus instruction for special needs students. All of these plans were in accordance with the official guidance provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) l

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[COVID-19] RESOURCES

In addition, to follow are links to COVID-19 information from HD 101 area local governments, medical providers, institutions of higher education and school districts. For information from the Department of State Health Services, click here. [UPDATED: JULY 6, 2020] [accordion][acc_item title="SCHOOL DISTRICTS"] ALL TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

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There must be justice and change

It has now been just over a week since we all first saw the video of George Floyd’s murder and listened to his final, strained words as he struggled to breathe. The video is heart-wrenching and shocking -- but at the same time, it tells a story we have seen all too often before. Next March marks the 30th anniversary of the Rodney King beating. I was a senior in high school at the time. This was long before social media of course, but I remember watching the horrific, grainy black and white video play on a loop on TV. Over and over again. It was good that it played over and over again -- bec

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