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Barry Jacobs has spent the past couple of months collecting complaints from parents at Solar Preparatory School for Girls in Dallas.

Their complaints are about the bus system, Dallas County Schools. It provides transportation for nine North Texas school districts, including the Dallas Independent School District. 

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State Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, wants to shut down an agency called Dallas County Schools. It provides bus service to several North Texas school districts, including Dallas ISD, which favors the senator’s plans.

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State Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) filed legislation today to gut Dallas County Schools. The agency provides transportation services to 12 North Texas school districts.

Huffines Expresses Regret Over Tone Of School Choice Exchange With Student

Feb 27, 2017
Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

State Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, is expressing regret over his tone during a heated exchange he had Monday with a student about school choice. 

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Two North Texas lawmakers took a break from the legislative session to share a stage in Dallas Friday. Republican Senator Don Huffines and Democratic Representative Rafael Anchia debated a range of hot button issues being considered in Austin. Neither Huffines nor Anchia shied away from the controversial topics swirling under the Capitol dome.

Resignation Leaves Dallas County GOP Broke And Feuding

Aug 4, 2016
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When Mark Montgomery won election earlier this year as chairman of the Dallas County GOP, it was nothing short of a fluke.

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Freshman State Sen. Don Huffines says he would like Dallas’ longstanding LGBT ordinance rescinded or changed.

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When real estate developer Don Huffines narrowly defeated John Carona, Dallas County’s long-serving state senator, in the Republican primary, he promised to take a conservative, tea party approach to issues in Austin. 

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Across Texas, several incumbent Republicans are facing aggressive challengers in this year’s primary, and Ted Cruz is part of the reason why. 

His upset of David Dewhurst, the longtime lieutenant governor, in the 2012 U.S. Senate race has encouraged other tea party candidates to run for the first time.