Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler A faculty no-confidence vote against the president of West Texas A&M University in Canyon is taking place less than a month after President Walter Wendler canceled an on-campus drag show.
Wendler is accused of running the public university based on his own religious beliefs. The drag show was going to be a fundraiser for The Trevor Project.
Ironically, canceling the drag show would increase the number of calls to the suicide hotline. In a letter to students, faculty and staff, Wendler wrote, “A harmless drag show?
No such thing.” He compared drag to doing blackface. Within a week, a student group and two of the group’s student leaders filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Wendler and also noted the cancelation violates a 2019 Texas campus free speech law signed by Gov.