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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The bill was created in the Texas House  and then sent to Greg Abbott to sign. There is also a Senate bill that is similar but goes beyond just history courses and would have similar restrictions on topics in all school courses.

Concerns over CRT impact classrooms

Carey Wooley, Politics Editor November 16, 2021

History and humanities teachers struggle to balance their curriculum amid controversy Over the summer of 2021, Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3979 which has been named the critical race theory (CRT) bill....

Recently Greg Abbott declared the vaccines to be “too restrictive and harmful” to the recovering economy from COVID, leading him to ban vaccine mandates.

Governor Abbott bans vaccine mandates

Lauren Bogard, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

On October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared the vaccines to be “too restrictive and harmful” to the recovering economy from COVID. His belief of vaccine mandates being too controlling...

Critics believe the proposed budget is a mis-allocation of resources, while supporters believe it’s a necessary amount for improving safety in Austin. Equity PAC, another local organization, formed the opposing campaign No Way Prop A to convince voters not to pass this proposal.

Prop A and Prop B debates: policing and parkland space

Mazzy Warren, Dispatch Reporter November 15, 2021

Voters overwhelmingly reject Prop A, pass prop B, according to election results Austin voters decided the future of two local propositions on the Nov. 2, 2021 city elections. On the ballot, there were...

One of the main points of controversy is the $37.5 billion spending budget going towards electrical transportation.

Potential Biden spending bill hits road-blocks to reality

Lily Bourgeois, Dispatch Reporter November 9, 2021

On August 10, 2021 the US Senate passed a $1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill. The bill was crafted by Senators under President Biden in an attempt to rebuild the country's bridges and roads as well...

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...

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