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Texas eliminates DEI as hiring criteria

Emily Copeland, Reporter February 24, 2023

Diversity, equity and inclusion policies have become commonplace on many college campuses. Earlier this month, all public universities and state agencies in Texas received a letter from Gov. Greg Abbott...

Senate Bill 4 changes the way officials handle immigration

halie aldridge December 3, 2017

A cop comes to the car window and the driver waits with a pounding heart. Two days before, Senate Bill 4 went into effect, changing the way local officials deal with immigration. The cop says, "Your...

Gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott spoke to the locals of Wichita Falls at the 8th Street Coffee House in Wichita Falls, Feb. 18. Photo by Sam Croft.

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

Kara McIntyre February 8, 2017

The order from Gov. Greg Abbott was simple — an immediate hiring freeze.The initial reaction to the memo from Texas state Budget Director Steven Albright, however, was one of immediate concern. State...

Governor appoints new student regent

The Wichitan May 17, 2016

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Lindsey Shelley to serve as the Midwestern State University Student Regent for a one-year term effective June 1, 2016. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing in the...

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