Our getaway to Galveston was wonderful last week. We enjoyed it so much. However, July is coming to an end soon, which means school is beginning soon in August.
Nearly 60 Texas House Democrats left the state last Monday for Washington, D.C. in an effort to stop passage of a Republican-led elections bill. This in effect blocks all legislation since the House doesn’t have a quorum present. As the Austin American Statesman and other media outlets reported, Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to arrest the absent lawmakers upon their return. While in Washington, the legislators have met with Vice President Kamala Harris and several Democratic senators to push passage of a federal elections bill that is currently stalemated.
Texas is known for hot summers that leave many residents ready for air conditioning and a cool drink. Because animal’ bodies expel heat less efficiently and generate more poundfor-pound than humans, pets can be more impacted by rising temperatures.
This week my wife and I enjoyed a much needed getaway to Galveston for a few days. We love going to the beach to relax. We enjoy relaxing, the great seafood, a little pool time and beach time, and we love to go hunting for the little crabs on the beach at night time.
The Texas Legislature convened in special session last Thursday and GOP legislators introduced a fresh set of voting bills after Democrats blocked an earlier attempt during the regular session by walking out in May, preventing a quorum.