Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is taking a step back from actively participating in politics to instead teach politics at Texas State University in San Marcos.
The University Star, the school's independent newspaper, reports the former U.S. Senate and presidential candidate is pending finalization to begin teaching a virtual Texas politics class in the spring of 2021. The political science department chair told the student paper that if the COVID-19 situation is favorable, they could possibly expect O'Rourke to teach in person.
More than a 100 Twitter users responded to The Star's tweet, sharing excitement about the announcement.
@UniversityStar @BetoORourke has so much to offer, he is a natural educator as evidenced by his ability to teach i… https://t.co/4yIKFMsHnJ— Sharon Nelson (@Sharon Nelson)1602812300.0
The Democrat is also, possibly, the first big name in recent history to become a professor at the university.
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The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
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