Tag: Texas

The digital divide is causing major economic problems for rural Texas. What now?

HUNTSVILLE — John Davidhizar’s business, a Christian camp and retreat in the open spaces of Sam Houston National Forest, has struggled for years with the lack of access to reliable, high-speed internet. It has made it harder to attract campers and staff, market the business and manage reservations.

But here’s what really stings. When his adult children — including a son, a doctor, and a daughter, studying for a master’s degree — come to visit, they don’t stay very long because they need to get back to a better connection for their work.

“They (internet providers) just say we don’t

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How reopening Texas could affect Brazos Valley county jails

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice recently announced that in-person visits to prisons will be allowed once again, as the state continues to reopen.

But, does the same change apply to county jails?

The answer is: not just yet, but maybe in the future.

County jails are run under the authority of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, which is separate from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice [TDCJ].

“Jails are just so different in different communities,” said Brazos County jail administrator Kevin Stuart. “So they’ve asked that the jail submit a plan to their health

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