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Texas AG Ken Paxton Indicted on Securities Fraud Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2015 at 4:30pm 8/3/2015 at 4:30pm
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Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton surrendered at the Collin County Jail to be arrested and booked on three counts of felony securities law violations. Earlier, a grand jury handed down an indictment addressing Paxton’s July 2011 efforts to sell stocks on behalf of a McKinney, Texas-based corporation while he was...

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Only one felony charge stands against Rick Perry

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:00am 7/27/2015 at 10:00am
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Score one for the good guys—an appeals court in Texas has dropped one of two felony charges currently pending against former governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry.

Last August, a grand jury indicted Perry on two separate counts of abuse of power and coercion of a public servant after it was...

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Texas launches investigation into fetal organ harvesting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:45pm 7/20/2015 at 8:45pm
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Last week, damning investigative footage showed a Planned Parenthood doctor nonchalantly discussing dismembering and selling baby body parts.

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna...

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Victory for eyebrow threaders in Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:55pm 7/14/2015 at 7:55pm
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Texas Entrepreneurs are celebrating a recent state Supreme Court decision.

The decision involved Texas Occupational licenses. “Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) violated the state constitution when it ordered eyebrow threaders—who practice a traditional South Asian method of using only cotton thread to remove eyebrow hair— to stop working unless...

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Texas gun control

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:00am 7/11/2015 at 7:00am
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From photographer (also, here, here), reporter, bumper sticker aficionado, music impresario, and (formerly) West Texas correspondent Danelle,:

At the feed store today… in Texas!

Danelle previously has reported to us on the big role competitive shooting played in her family, including this photo of her daughter at the range:

Danelle adds in a follow up email yesterday:

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Rick Perry’s unorthodox economic opportunity speech went there

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:30am 7/7/2015 at 8:30am
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Somewhat overshadowed by the Independence Day holiday weekend, Rick Perry’s unorthodox jobs and economic growth speech ruffled all the right feathers.

Candidate job plans tend to blur together because regardless of party affiliation, they’re virtually indistinguishable. Reduce/raise taxes, decrease/increase regulation, “get America working again!”, “yada yada yada middle class!” Then there’s...

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SCOTUS temporarily halts Texas abortion law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:15pm 6/29/2015 at 6:15pm
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Could the Supreme Court’s latest actions result in a set-back for the pro-life community?

Wednesday, 10 of Texas’ 19 abortion clinics were set to close thanks to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013. The law that would’ve required abortion...

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Meet Rick Perry’s wife

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:30am 6/5/2015 at 11:30am
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Speaking from a plane hanger in a Dallas suburb Thursday afternoon, Governor Perry officially launched his second bid for the White House. Flanked by Navy SEALs, Perry was introduced by his wife,...

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California Awash in New, Water-Saving Measures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:30pm 5/29/2015 at 1:30pm
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The floods flowing through Texas have created an unusual emergency situation: An inundation of snakes!

Texans whose cities have been deluged by torrential flood waters have another problem to contend with – a tide of more than one thousand snakes seeking shelter in their homes.

Panicked residents of the Lone Star State, as...

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Wendy Who? Fined 5k By Ethics Commission

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:30am 5/14/2015 at 8:30am
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We don’t like to kick a loser when she’s down, but when this story appeared on Legal Insurrection’s radar we thought it was too good to keep to ourselves.

The pink sneaker wearing hope of progressives isn’t finished with her fall from grace.

Terri Langford of the Texas Tribune:

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Cartoonist: “I understand the threat that we face”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am 5/5/2015 at 10:00am
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We have been following the fallout from the shootings that centered around a “Draw Mohammed” event.

Most of the media is honing in on blaming the victims, as if Pam Geller had it coming to her.

Noah Rothman at Hot Air writes,

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Facts trickle in about second #GarlandShooting attacker

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00am 5/5/2015 at 7:00am
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By early yesterday morning, we knew half the story regarding the allegedly aspiring jihadists who opened fire at a “draw Mohammed” free speech rally in Garland, Texas.

Elton Simpson, the first of the two men to be identified, was no stranger to run-ins...

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#GarlandShooting Update: Gunman Identified as Alleged Jihadist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:45am 5/4/2015 at 11:45am
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Reports rolled out early this morning that one of the gunmen taken out during last night’s shootout in Garland, Texas has been identified as Elton Simpson. Elton Simpson was shot and killed after he and an accomplice pulled up to a “Draw Mohammed” free speech event and attacked a security...

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Gunmen Taken Out at Texas “Draw Mohammed” Event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00am 5/4/2015 at 7:00am
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Last night, two gunmen were killed after firing on a security guard outside of a “Draw Mohammed” free speech event in Garland, Texas.

Bruce Joiner, the Garland ISD security...

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Blue Bell gets a lot of love from Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm 4/26/2015 at 8:00pm
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For the longest, Blue Bell was solely a Texas establishment. Their factory is right up the road from Houston. Kids would take school trips to the Blue Bell factory (and I imagine they still do). Everyone grew up looking forward to their seasonal offerings. And Blue Bell was the treat you...

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Texas Legislature Drops “Cop Watcher” Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:00am 4/12/2015 at 11:00am
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It’s proof that public pressure works.

After weeks under fire, Texas state representative Jason Villalba (R-114) has pulled his controversial “cop watcher” bill. As it was originally filed, the bill would have placed limits on how citizen journalists are allowed to document police activity. However, soon after the bill was referred to...

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Texas bill: Up to $10k fine for signs prohibiting lawful concealed carry

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:30pm 3/25/2015 at 3:30pm
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Much like the South once used local and state laws to undermine the civil rights victories of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, those seeking to undermine recent 2nd Amendment civil rights victories often do so by creating a web of complex and often unlawful regulations and limitations upon the exercise...

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