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President Joe Biden is cracking down on gun control laws and as expected, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is unhappy about it.

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Gov. Greg Abbott after throwing the first pitch for the Texas Rangers in 2019. (Greg Abbott/Twitter)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will not be throwing the first pitch for the Texas Rangers for their first home opener at their brand new stadium this evening, and he won't encourage the state to host any more special MLB events this season. Abbott's decision comes after the league pulled its 2021 All-Star Game and Draft from Atlanta due to Georgia's newest voting bill.

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James Timothy "Jimmy" Flannigan, the District 6 council member, was the only incumbent to lose his seat in the fall election. Then Flannigan's phone rang. The caller was attorney Phillip Schmandt, board president of Austin Convention Enterprises Inc. (ACE). That's the organization which oversees management of the city-owned Hilton Austin Convention Center Hotel.

Schmandt had a job offer. He wanted to fill the newly created position of president. "Phillip called and asked me if I'd be interested—literally Wednesday after the Tuesday election," Flannigan said.

As it turns out there is an upside to losing, moneywise. Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

Larimen Thaddeus "Larry" Wallace's employment at Central Health was terminated in December 2019. The triggering event was a complaint of his alleged sexual harassment of a female member of the agency's board of managers.

Wallace, now 72, has a history of inappropriate sexually oriented comments documented in his personnel records obtained by The Austin Bulldog and published in an investigative report October 30, 2020. In December 2016, Wallace was given training in "sexual harassment avoidance" by an outside attorney.

Read the full story by The Austin Bulldog here.