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Gov. Abbott calls 3rd special session of Texas legislature

Texas House members meet at the state Capitol during a prior session.
Jordan Vonderhaar/The Texas Tribune
Texas House members meet at the state Capitol during a prior session.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced a third special legislative session that will begin on Sept. 20 and tackle redistricting, restrictions on transgender student athletes and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

"The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and congressional districts in accordance with the new census numbers," Abbott said in a statement. "In addition to redistricting, there are still issues remaining that are critical to building a stronger and brighter future for all Texans."

Lawmakers, who will meet in Austin for the fourth time this year, will also be tasked with allocating $16 billion in federal Covid-19 relief funds and with deciding whether state or local governments can mandate vaccines.

Abbott also included on his five-item agenda a bill that would ban the tethering of dogs outside with heavy chains, which he had vetoed earlier this year.

Texas Tribune



  1. Go Governor Abbott. At least we won’t have to worry about the coward Texas House Democrats going to D.C. to start a super spreader event and look like fools.

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  2. Once he tackles ERCOT I’ll believe he’s trying to do Texans some good. Until then, he’s just rattling his POTUS aspirations. I’ll still vote for him but he could do the majority of Texans all a favor and fix ERCOT, because if you don’t think the electric grid in the majority of Texas has problems, then you’re either ignorant or stupid. He could add putting a driver license mega center here, too.

    1. What college did you get your political science and electrical engineering degrees from nitwit? BTW – Just how is fixing the ERCOT grid helping El Paso. I’m all ears.

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