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Wear a Mask To Gain Dallas County Courthouse Access

Wear a Mask To Gain Dallas County Courthouse Access

DALLAS – (WBAP/KLIF) – An administrative court judge has ordered that anyone entering a Dallas County courthouse must be wearing a mask to be admitted. The order Friday by Administrative District Judge Maricela Moore requires masks to be worn in the common areas of the George Allen Courthouse, the Frank Crowley Courthouse and the Henry…MORE

Don’t Forget Your Mask if You’re Going To Court

Don’t Forget Your Mask if You’re Going To Court

Dallas (AP) – An administrative court judge has ordered that anyone entering a Dallas County courthouse must be wearing a mask to be admitted. The order Friday by Administrative District Judge Maricela Moore requires masks to be worn in the common areas of the George Allen Courthouse, the Frank Crowley Courthouse and the Henry Wade…MORE

Texas Voting Standoff Jeopardizes Worker Pay

Texas Voting Standoff Jeopardizes Worker Pay

Austin (AP) – Up to 2,000 Texas legislative staffers are caught in the political crossfire in the standoff over voting restrictions. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed the Legislature’s $400 million section of the budget after Democrats walked out of a legislative session in May and blocked the GOP’s plan to reduce polling hours and ballot…MORE

Texas Has A New Congressman

Texas Has A New Congressman

Washington (AP) – Texas Republican Jake Ellzey is the newest member of the U.S. House. Ellzey was sworn into office Friday after winning a special election from a congressional district near Dallas. He defeated Susan Wright, the widow of Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Ellzey’s victory came despite…MORE

Justice Department Sues Governor Abbott Over Migrant Order

Justice Department Sues Governor Abbott Over Migrant Order

 WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) : The Justice Department has sued the state of Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that gives Texas Department of Public Safety troopers power to seize vehicles, if police suspect the driver is transporting migrants who have COVID-19. The order, which was issued on Wednesday, also allows troopers to reroute civilian vehicles back to…MORE

Justice says IRS Must Give Trump Tax Returns to Congress

Justice says IRS Must Give Trump Tax Returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. During the Trump administration, then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he wouldn’t turn over the tax returns because he concluded they were being…MORE

Texas Health Implements Vaccine Policy Mandate

Texas Health Implements Vaccine Policy Mandate

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) – Another health system in North Texas will require COVID-19 vaccinations for its workforce. Texas Health Resources announced on Friday a mandatory systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. The policy goes into effect on September 10. According to the health system, to be considered fully vaccinated, either both shots of the Pfizer…MORE

Texas DPS Graduates Largest Class in Department History

Texas DPS Graduates Largest Class in Department History

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Governor Abbott delivered the keynote address to the largest graduating class in the history of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday in Austin. During his remarks, Governor Abbott congratulated the graduating members of the DPS A-2021 class and thanked them for their service to the Lone Star State. “Texas is…MORE

Gov. Abbott Signs Executive Order Preventing Local Officials from Limiting Capacity at Businesses, Requiring Vaccines or Face Masks

Gov. Abbott Signs Executive Order Preventing Local Officials from Limiting Capacity at Businesses, Requiring Vaccines or Face Masks

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF)- Governor Greg Abbott issued a new Executive Order which will prevent local officials’ ability to limit capacity at businesses or to require vaccines or face masks. Governor Abbott said the order “emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates.” The Governor said they combined several existing covid-19 executive…MORE

FDA Allows Automatic ‘Generic’ Swap For Brand-Name Insulin

FDA Allows Automatic ‘Generic’ Swap For Brand-Name Insulin

Washington DC (AP)  FDA regulators have taken action that will make it easier to get a cheaper and similar version of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand-name insulin. Wednesday’s move by the Food and Drug Administration…MORE