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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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Russia Asked State Department, Three States to Monitor U.S. Election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/21/2016 at 2:30pm

Russian officials asked three states if they could attend polling stations during the Nov. 8 election while Kremlin propaganda sites like Russia Today reported that Russia’s Central Elections Commission even asked the State Department for permission to watch the polls.

The State denied a request even came through:

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Judge Upholds Ban on Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/19/2016 at 5:30pm

In May, Texas and 12 other states filed suit against the Obama administration when it issued a transgendered bathroom policy across the nation in public schools. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor put a freeze on the policy in August when he found the “administration did not follow proper procedures for notice...

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‘Clock Boy’ Family Sues Fox, Glenn Beck for Defamation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/27/2016 at 6:00pm

“Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed and his family have filed a defamation lawsuit against eight eight defendants, including Glenn Beck and Fox News. The Dallas Morning News Reports:

Mohamed Mohamed sued on behalf of himself and his son, argu...

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Singer Ray LaMontagne Cancels Show at UT-Austin Over Campus Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30am 9/22/2016 at 7:30am
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Do you think the security detail that protects Ray LaMontagne are armed? Furthermore, why punish the students? They didn’t pass the law.

Chron.com reported:

Musician Ray LaMontagne cancels show at University of Texas...

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This Rick Perry Dancing Gif is The Best Thing You’ll See Today

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:40am 9/20/2016 at 9:40am
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As we’ve blogged previously, Governor Perry is on this season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

So far, he’s doing alright; hasn’t been cut. In his latest DWTS appearance, Perry and his partner danced to the themes song from Green Acres. And here’s a little taste:

May you forever be as happy as...

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