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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Four Days

If you’re like me, you’re tired of being at home! We all want to get out and most importantly, we all want to see all businesses reopened as quickly as possible, so all Texans can get back to work. Unfortunately, I fear Governor Abbott’s confusing, haphazard and disorganized plan is doing more harm than good. Phase 1 of Abbott’s plan went into effect Friday. He said retail stores, restaurants and movie theaters could operate at 25% capacity. This was to be followed by a phase 2 that would go into effect no sooner than May 18th -- onc

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IN THE NEWS: APRIL 24, 2020

As a friend and supporter, I want to keep you updated on the work that my fellow House Democrats and I are doing in response to COVID-19. Below are some recent news clips that may be of interest to you. Stay safe. Chris Texas House Democrats Want to Reopen Economy: First, Abbott Must Increase COVID-19 Testing & Expand Medicaid KVUE / April 22, 2020

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