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How to keep Texas competitive? We need to allow more immigrant workers

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www.dallasnews.com – – 2023-06-14 01:33:43

SUMMARY: Texas faces immigration challenges but can benefit from the workforce provided by immigrants. With over 5 million immigrants contributing $40 billion in taxes and over $100 billion in spending power, they fill job vacancies in various sectors. Solutions like the Dignity Act and HIRE Act can ease border challenges and improve temporary work visa programs. State governments should be able to sponsor noncitizens for critical work in industries. These measures can address labor shortages and maintain low inflation, ensuring a better future for every Texan.

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No changes made to 2024 RNC security plan after Donald Trump shooting, assassination attempt at rally: Secret Service

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abc13.com – WLS – 2024-07-14 22:31:41

SUMMARY: Officials report no known threats to the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, despite an attempted assassination of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. FBI has noted increased online threats, but security plans remain unchanged. The event is designated a national special security event, with significant preparation involving multiple agencies. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ request to ban guns within the convention’s outer perimeter remains unresolved. Amid heightened security, officials express confidence in their plans. The attempted assassination has bolstered GOP support for Trump, with ongoing calls to reduce political rhetoric. The Milwaukee police and Chicago Police Department are also on high alert for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

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Ken Hoffman, popular CultureMap Houston columnist, dies at lake house on Lake Conroe

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abc13.com – Tom Abrahams – 2024-07-14 22:16:27

SUMMARY: Ken Hoffman, a beloved Houston writer known for his work with the Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, and CultureMap, passed away on Sunday at his lake house on Lake Conroe. Hoffman, who wrote insightful and humorous columns on media, food, music, and sports, had a unique voice that attracted many readers over generations. His last column was posted on CultureMap just the week prior to his sudden death. For further updates on this story, follow Tom Abrahams on social media platforms including Facebook, X (Twitter), and Instagram.

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Gillen to Rays in MLB Draft

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-07-14 22:09:38

SUMMARY: Austin’s Westlake star, Theo Gillen, was drafted 18th by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB Draft. Despite his commitment to Texas baseball, Gillen chose the professional route. He praised the Rays’ scouting and talent development, expressing excitement about joining their organization. The decision was challenging for Gillen, given his deep connection to the Longhorns, but he affirmed his dedication to the Rays. Surrounded by family and friends on draft night, Gillen experienced a whirlwind of emotions. The versatile infielder and outfielder looks forward to starting his professional career with the Rays soon.

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