Just over 1% of kids under 5 in Dallas County have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, and public health officials are expecting cases to rise as kids head back to school.
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As Texans seek abortions in the only neighboring state to allow them, opponents of the procedure follow them across the border, hoping to create more “sanctuary cities for the unborn.”
Dallas residents will see higher water and trash pick-up fees if the city council approves the proposed $4.5 billion budget.
The rate increase will help replenish a state fund to maintain and operate cellphone networks in rural Texas. A court determined the state’s Public Utility Commission needed to restore $200 million in overdue money to the fund.
The federal agency launched the inquiry after complaints from the Harris County Attorney and Lone Star Legal Aid about how the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issues permits to plants that predominantly impact communities of color.