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The Joshua ISD board of trustees unanimously voted to lift the district mask requirement during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. The decision was made following Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent decision to lift the statewide mask order, and after reviewing three surveys that were sent out to district staff, students and parents and the community from March 8-12. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year. Additionally, Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education waive federal testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year.


The age requirement for Texans to purchase tobacco products — including cigarettes and e-cigarettes — could increase this year from 18 to 21 if Senate Bill 21 passes during the 86th Legislative Session.

AUSTIN — It took a lawsuit to clear the way for a Texas woman to practice eyebrow threading without 750 training hours, but a push to deregulate occupational licensing could further cut or streamline regulations for scores of jobs across the state.