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A state representative reads out a bill during a Texas House floor session, trying to get her bill passed before key legislative deadlines. Every other year, the Texas legislature meets for up to 140 days to write new laws and debate bills.

Texans sound off on the 87th session

June 18, 2021

This year's Texas legislative session has come to a close. May 31 marked the last day of the legislative session and Governor Greg Abbott has until Sunday, June 20 to sign or veto bills passed during the...

Vaccine update

Max Muzny, Dispatch Reporter May 28, 2021

Texas has now opened up vaccine eligibility to the 1C group. This means that anyone in the state who is at least 16 years old is now eligible for the vaccine. “There's younger people with medical conditions...

STAYING SAFE: Assistant Principal Marie Prescott administers a temperature check while graduation coach Wendy Escobedo hands out colored wristbands students wear daily. Students who choose to attend school in-person have to complete a screening before they can enter the building. PHOTO COURTESY OF Michael Reeves

COVID-19 relief bill gives aid to Texans

Dylan Ebs, Politics Editor May 13, 2021

The $1.9 trillion law includes $1400 stimulus checks and extended unemployment President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, marking the third stimulus bill signed into law during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some...

Social issues and the pandemic motivate young voters

Social issues and the pandemic motivate young voters

Carey Wooley, Reporter February 4, 2021

From a global pandemic to the struggle for racial justice, this election year has been one to remember. Even through the current pandemic, the turnout for this election was the highest of all time. This...

BULLDAWGS SPEAK OUT: Austin voters pass Prop A & B

BULLDAWGS SPEAK OUT: Austin voters pass Prop A & B

Dylan Ebs, Politics Editor January 22, 2021

On Election Day, Austin voters approved Propositions A and B, which will add new public transport options to Austin. Proposition A will fund the initial plans for Project Connect, a transit plan that will...

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, as a mob in support of President Donald Trump rampaged through the Capitol, the world observed a crisis unfold that has since been named an “insurrection.” In response to the mob riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the House of Representatives has introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, citing his “incitement of insurrection” as the justifying cause.

Impeachment is the bare minimum

Rae Gray, Managing Editor January 15, 2021

After the violent acts of insurrection incited by the President on the U.S. Capitol Building last week, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Jan. 13 on one article of...

In a week since the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the House of Representatives has officially voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. Reflecting on the events, The Dispatch believes that the conflicts at our nation's core must be addressed so healing can finally begin.

Reflecting on the Capitol riot: healing is only possible with accountability and civil discourse

Maya Amador, Commentary Editor January 13, 2021

The insurrection in the U.S. Capitol was like a car crash you saw coming from a mile away, or in this case four years away. Many predicted and warned of the fascist, violent, and duplicitous rhetoric that...

In response to the mob riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the House of Representatives has introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, citing his

House of Representatives introduces second article of impeachment against President Trump

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, as a mob in support of President Donald Trump rampaged through the Capitol, the world observed a crisis unfold that has since been named an “insurrection.” In response to the...

The Capitol stands peaceful captured in a traditional day in Washington D.C. However, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Capitol was breached by extremists, marking the sole Capitol invasion since the attack of British troops in 1814.

Extremist supporters of President Trump invade Capitol in failed effort to halt confirmation of the President-elect

Anna Holme, Arushi Sharma, and Sammie Thompson January 8, 2021

Tensions climaxed as extremist supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at the nation’s Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The chaos interrupted the U.S. Congress who were gathered...

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