Zerwas acknowledged that Turner is correct and that lawmakers don’t have enough revenue to achieve a 50-50 split of the school funding tab and confer TEXAS Grants on all who qualify.However, revamping school funding formulas and cutting property taxes are “big-ticket items” that could be “transformative,” Zerwas explained.“Through this budget, you start a pathway to the future that’s going to be the envy of the entire nation,” he told colleagues.The House's two-year budget would spend $251.1 billion, including federal funds. A supplemental or emergency spending bill, mostly to fill holes in the budget passed last time, would cost $9.3 billion, including federal money. The supplemental bill also passed 149-0 early Thursday.In the two bills, the House would draw down $6.6 billion from the state’s rainy day fund, which is mostly generated by energy-production taxes. The Senate would tap more than $4 billion. Currently, the fund has … [Read more...] about Help for strapped North Texas driver’s license centers included in Texas House’s approved budget
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children get two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine — one between 12 and 15 months and the second between 4 and 6 years — to be fully protected against measles. According to the CDC, two doses of the vaccine are 97 percent effective against the measles, while one dose is 93 percent effective. Vaccinated people who still get the disease tend to have a milder illness.The agency recommends that adults with no evidence of immunity get at least one dose of the vaccine. Doctors can test for immunity, but the CDC says that may cost more and require additional doctor's visits and that there's no harm in getting another dose of the vaccine.Signs and symptomsIt typically takes about two weeks from the time of exposure to the virus for a rash to develop, but it can take up to three weeks. People are contagious from four days before they get the rash to four days after it appears and should seek medical … [Read more...] about Measles case confirmed in Collin County is second for Dallas-Fort Worth, 11th statewide
By Josh Brodesky Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 The casket for Melvin McKinney, who committed suicide in the Bexar County Jail, sits on display during his funeral at True Vision Church on August 2, 2016. There is something wrong in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. less The casket for Melvin McKinney, who committed suicide in the Bexar County Jail, sits on display during his funeral at True Vision Church on August 2, 2016. There is something wrong in the Bexar County ... more Photo: BRITTANY GREESON /San Antonio Express-News Photo: BRITTANY GREESON /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The casket for Melvin McKinney, who committed suicide in the Bexar County Jail, sits on display during his funeral at True Vision Church … [Read more...] about Why is the Bexar County jail so broken?
Express-News Editorial Board Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 Charles “Fuzzy” Lobban shows some renovation work he did with the Lubbock Private Defender’s Office. He broke down into tears talking about his legal representation saying he would have been homeless if he had been convicted of a minor charge. “Not many people care for somebody like me,” he said. less Charles “Fuzzy” Lobban shows some renovation work he did with the Lubbock Private Defender’s Office. He broke down into tears talking about his legal representation saying he would have been homeless if ... more Photo: Josh Brodesky /Express-News Photo: Josh Brodesky /Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Charles “Fuzzy” … [Read more...] about How Lubbock became the model for indigent defense in Texas
Grapevine Craft Brewery will host an Ugly Holiday Sweater Paw-ty! from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The festivities include seasonal brews, a holiday-themed acoustic set by Jimmy Lombardo and prizes for the worst human and dog sweaters. Register for the contest by 4; they will announce winners at 5. Part of all taproom sales will benefit Epic Animal Rescue, which will be doing adoptions. 906 Jean St. facebook.com/epicanimalrescue. Or maybe you still need to visit Santa. Four-leggers can find him at:Hurst Recreation Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Kids can send their Christmas letters in Santa's onsite mailbox, and there will be warm beverages and snacks. 700 Mary Drive. Free, with donations collected for the city's animal shelter. You must provide your own camera for photos. facebook.com/hurstparksandrecreation.Half Price Books' flagship store from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Continues weekends through Dec. 23. And the League of Animal Protectors are wrapping … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Stepping out in holiday sweaters and more things to do