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U. of Texas Instructors Hold Office Hours at Bars to Avoid Campus Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:30am 2/23/2017 at 11:30am

I will never fully understand the irrational fear of inanimate objects that leads people to do things like this.

A handful of instructors, mostly grad students, from the University of Texas are holding office hours in a bar after the state implemented campus carry laws. They’re hoping gun-free zones will keep...

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Mexican Woman Sentenced To Eight Years For Illegal Voting

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:30pm 2/11/2017 at 12:30pm
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A Mexican woman living in Texas has been convicted on two counts of illegal voting.  She had falsely claimed to be an American citizen and voted—at least five times—in the 2012 and 2014 elections; she received a $5,000 fine and an eight-year prison sentence for her crimes.

Fox News reports:

A Mexican citizen...

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Texas Bathroom Bill Could Preclude Texas From Hosting Future Super Bowls

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/10/2017 at 7:00pm

Houston, TX, just hosted another Super Bowl to rave reviews, but it may be the last one for the Lone Star State if the state passes its own bathroom bill. From The Houston Chronicle:

“If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law (in Texas), that...

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Gov. Abbott Bans Sanctuary Cities in Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:37pm 1/31/2017 at 5:37pm

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a ban on sanctuary cities in the state. He stated that elected officials do not get to choose which state and federal laws to enforce:

“As elected officials, it is our responsibility to protect all Texans,” Abbott said dur...

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Texas Governor Abbott Threatens to Cut Travis County Funding Over Sanctuary City Directive

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/23/2017 at 5:30pm
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The immigration battle is heating up in Texas.

Just last Friday, “the newly elected sheriff, who campaigned on the issue, announced Friday that her department would reduce its cooperation with federal immigration authorities when they request an inmate be flagged for possible deportation. Her office said it would still continue to hold...

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Texas State Senator Hopes to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30am 1/10/2017 at 7:30am

As the Texas legislature meets for its biennial session, State Senator Konni Burton introduced legislation that would abolish civil asset forfeiture.

Taylor Millard blogs for HotAir:

Texas is looking to become the third state in the last year to abolish civil asset forfeiture, and replace it with criminal asset forfeiture. State Senator Konni Burton...

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Texas Mulls “Constitutional Carry”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/6/2017 at 4:30pm

Will Texas be the 11th state to allow “constitutional carry” — the ability to openly carry firearms without a license.

As the legislature congregates for its bi-annual meeting, lawmakers hope to inhibit limit...

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Meredith Vieira Shoots Down Criticism of Open Carry Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/5/2017 at 3:00pm

As soon as Yahoo’s Bianna Golodryga said she didn’t want to “turn political,” you knew that was precisely what she was about to do. But when Golodryga proceeded to criticize the Texas open-carry law this morning, you might be surprised that it was Meredith Vieira who—excuse the expression—shot her down.

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NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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I remember traveling to Texas when I was in private practice, meeting a lawyer who was investigating a possible investment fraud case who wanted me to get involved.

I’m pretty sure it was in San Antonio.

What I remember most about the trip was the lawyer’s “truck,” or as we say in more...

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Texas Elector who sparked Electoral College revolt may have fabricated his past

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/16/2016 at 2:30pm

Republican elector Chris Suprun caused a ruckus when he announced he would not vote for President-elect Donald Trump even though Trump won the state in the November election.

But is it all a publicity stunt? WFAA investigated Suprun’s past and found numerous inconsistencies such as lying about working as a 9/11 first...

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Trump Chooses Rick Perry for Energy Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:30am 12/13/2016 at 11:30am

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Texas Governor Rick Perry as his Secretary of Energy.

Perry served as agriculture commissioner in Texas before he became governor in 2000. His term ended in 2015. He ran for president in 2012 and 2016.

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If you blinked, you may have missed Julián Castro’s rising star

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/10/2016 at 7:30pm

Remember Julián Castro?

I can forgive you if you don’t and didn’t.

Castro was the former Mayor of San Antonio who was groomed to be the next rising star in the Democratic orbit. His stint as mayor, however, was not much of a base upon which to launch a national trajectory. As I...

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Former Texans Star Andre Johnson Drops $20K on Toy Shopping Spree

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/7/2016 at 2:00pm

Former Houston Texans star Andre Johnson continues his holiday tradition by taking children to a local Toys R Us and sets them free to grab as many toys as possible:

When you only have 80 seconds to choose gifts from an entire store, it takes planning to get it right. Ricky Edmond...

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Texas Gov. Abbott to seek law banning sanctuary cities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/30/2016 at 4:30pm
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The Dallas Morning News reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday morning that he has used his power as governor to withhold funds to Texas cities and counties that adopt “sanctuary” policies toward unauthorized immigrants.
“I have used my powers as governor of Texas to withhold funds to cities or counties that are declaring...

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Is California to Trump what Texas is to Obama?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/21/2016 at 1:00pm
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Recently, there has been one bright spot for me remaining a California resident: The sheer entertainment value offered by the dramatic response of our leading politicians to President-elect Trump.

For example, our state’s representatives are lining up to work actively against our new President. The apparent goal is to make California to...

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Texas Officers Give Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/18/2016 at 5:00pm

Fort Worth officers have chosen to give out turkeys to those they pull over “instead of tickets for small traffic violations.” Fox 8 reported:

The turkeys, which were donated to the Fort Worth Police Department, were then used to spread Thanksgiving cheer.

Local resident Jacoby Williams was pulled over for not having a...

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CBS Poll: Clinton, Trump Too Close for Comfort in Florida and Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00am 10/24/2016 at 10:00am

There is a possibility that Texas, a state typically owned by Republicans, could turn blue next month since Donald Trump only leads Hillary Clinton by three points. However, Clinton only leads Trump by three points in Florida. From CBS News:

The poll numbers show voters’ frustration about the dialogue in the race...

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