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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent a letter to the state environmental agency asking it to stop approving new permits for cement plants statewide until the Legislature can weigh in next year. Patrick expressed concern about a planned cement plant in North Texas that residents oppose.
Maria Crane
The Texas Tribune
Citing community concerns about a planned cement plant in Grayson County, Patrick’s letter asks TCEQ to reject the permit and halt permit approvals statewide.
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The City of Lubbock Public Health Department met with health experts, local leaders and community members to collaborate and exchange ideas regarding current and future health needs in Lubbock. The department is also taking input from an online survey which can be found at Meanwhile, KERA's Elena Rivera has more on a new report showing Texas has more severe racial and ethnic health disparities than other states in the Southwest.