The Daily Populous

Monday September 6th, 2021 evening edition

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Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott's approval rating has sunk to its lowest level since he took office, with the majority of Texans believing the southwestern state is on the wrong track.

New polling conducted in August by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin found that just 41 percent of state residents approve of Abbott's job performance.

The poll also showed that a record high number of Texans believe the state is headed in the wrong direction.

Only 35 percent of respondents said the state was headed in the right direction, but more than half (52 percent) said they believe Texas is on the wrong track.

"This is really an eye-opener for us," Jim Henson, executive director of the Texas Politics Project, told Austin's NBC News affiliate KXAN-TV.

He said Abbott's approval has taken a hit due to crises that have hit the state in recent months.

This article has been updated to reflect that David Portugal's remarks were first reported by Texas Public Radio. »

Chadwick Boseman Honored by Howard University, Officially Renames Its College Of Fine Arts For Him

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Howard University has honored alumnus Chadwick Boseman by renaming its College of Fine Arts after him.

The historically Black university shared a time-lapse video showing the installation of the new letters on the school’s building, now the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

“Yesterday, the letters were installed over the now official Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts,” the school said in a tweet Friday. »

8.9 million people lose all federal unemployment benefits Monday as COVID safety net ends

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"There are a lot of single moms out here that are really panicking right now and don't know what to do.

"Nearly 18 months after Congress came to the rescue of jobless Americans, its historic expansion of the nation's unemployment benefits system expired nationwide this weekend.

Another 3.2 million said they are concerned about getting or spreading the coronavirus.Economic uncertainty is also an issue. »