PPES, NOT NO. 2 PENCILS, TOP BACK-TO-SCHOOL LIST August 12, 2020 - 05:00 Posted in: Opinions Back-to-school lists aren’t the same this year. Gov. Greg Abbott talked last week about why the state is stockpiling personal protective equipment. “As local school boards make determinations on how and when they choose to open schools, the state is working to help ensure that there will be a strong supply of PPEs waiting for them to keep students teachers and staff safe,” he said. Texas already has distributed to Texas schools: - 59,410,640 masks, - 567,948 gallons of hand sanitizer, - 24,017 thermometers and - 511,294 face shields. Sending up a flare The Railroad Commission of Texas is proposing rule changes to reduce the amount of flaring in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!