Texas' oversight over asphalt plants is limited. Critics say that has exposed Dallas' Joppa community — and other communities across the state — to hazardous pollution.
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Texas officials say they made good-faith offers to purchase the land outright from developer Todd Interests, but the company says that’s not true.
If the governor signs SB 133, school police will be barred from handcuffing elementary students.
The state is now considering seizing the land to save the park after its purchase offer was rejected by a Dallas developer.
Texas lawmakers made huge investments in community colleges and created new endowments for public universities. They also banned diversity, equity and inclusion offices and gave themselves more control over university faculty tenure.