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Texas AG Paxton Sues Austin Over Sanctuary City Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill to ban sanctuary cities in the state. The law “also requires police chiefs and sheriffs — under the threat of jail and removal of office — to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.”

Today, Texas Attorney General Ken...

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Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Ban Sanctuary Cities on Facebook Live

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:30am 5/8/2017 at 11:30am
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill to effectively ban sanctuary cities in the state. Thing is, Abbott signed the bill on Facebook Live without giving any notice, which has left his critics with spinning heads. From Fox News:

Abbott took the unusual step of signing the bill on Facebook with no...

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Texas Becomes 11th State to Call for Article V Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00am 5/6/2017 at 7:00am
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On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Texas legislature passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The resolution (SJR2), having a total of 72 co-authors, was passed 217 to 213 as nearly 250 supporters watched from the Gallery.

The resolution comes after the...

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Texas: Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/4/2017 at 4:00pm

The Texas legislature passed a bill Wednesday, banning sanctuary cities in the Lone Star State.

Senate Bill 4 requires state law enforcement, including campus cops, to comply with federal immigration law and prohibits municipalities from creating policies or regulations that circumvent established federal laws. The bill specifically prohibits discrimination and allows the...

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Texas: We’re boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/3/2017 at 4:00pm

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a well-financed international movement launched at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban conference.

The BDS movement falsely is portrayed as having launched as a 2005 grassroots call from Palestinian civil society. In fact, as I have proven, BDS  traces its roots back to the anti-Jewish Arab boycotts...

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Joaquin Castro Sitting Out 2018 Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:15pm 5/2/2017 at 1:15pm
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San Antonio Rep. Joaquin Castro announced Monday he will not challenge Sen. Cruz in the upcoming Senate race.

Castro has been pushing off his public announcement since February. As of last week, he was reportedly undecided.

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Wendy Davis is Raising Money to Train students to “storm the Texas Capitol”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 4/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is raising money for her organization, Deeds Not Words, to train “high school and college-aged students to storm the Texas Capitol and advocate for legislative change”.

A recent fundraising email boasted of over 300 youngsters trained at the Ann Richards School to disrupt the...

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Will he or won’t he? Rep. Joaquin Castro still mulling Texas Senate run

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/24/2017 at 7:00pm
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Will Rep. Joaquin Castro toss his hat into the upcoming Texas Senate race? Castro first said in February he’d make his announcement in eight weeks, then said he’d it would be the end of April, only to recently move his self-imposed deadline to “a few more weeks” reports the Texas Tribune.

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Beto O’Rourke will be hard pressed to catch up with Ted Cruz’s fundraising

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/19/2017 at 2:30pm
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Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Congressman from El Paso announced his Senate candidacy just a few weeks ago. He has an impressive $500K in the bank, an amount that pales in comparison to Cruz’s $5 million.

O’Rourke had a successful first quarter, raising just over $200k. Not bad for a little known Congressman, but...

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Former Republican Congressman Steve Stockman Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Criminal Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:21pm 4/12/2017 at 4:21pm

Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman plead “not guilty” to criminal conspiracy charges earlier this week. Stockman faces 28 federal corruption charges as well.

Stockman and Jason Posey, his aide, are accused of raising over $1 million under false pretenses and using almost $300,000 for personal interests, laundering most of it and...

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Federal Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID Law for the Second Time

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/11/2017 at 1:00pm
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A federal judge has again rejected the 2011 Texas voter ID law, stating that the legislators meant to discriminate against minority voters.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos made this same ruling in 2014, which forced an appeal. The Fifth Circuit issued a stay against the order. The Supreme Court stepped in...

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Appeals Court Rules Texas School Board Can Pray Before Meetings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/20/2017 at 7:00pm
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Back in 2015, the American Humanist Association (AHA) sued the Birdville School District, located near Fort Worth, TX, because school board members started their meetings with a prayer. The AHA said this violated the First Amendment “through its practicing of promoting Christian prayers.”

Former student Isaiah Smith brought the case to AHA...

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Has the Mystery of Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jerseys Been Solved?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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Authorities found two Super Bowl jerseys worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The lost jerseys were found with a credentialed member of the international media. From KPRC:

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said that a tip from someone in Houston led investigators to a location in Mexico, where the jerseys...

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Man Who Sent Allegedly “Seizure-Inducing” Tweet to Journalist Arrested by FBI

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:00am 3/18/2017 at 7:00am
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This is a truly bizarre case.

Remember Kurt Eichenwald? The Journalist who claimed he was assaulted by a tweet? Well, the FBI confirmed Friday they’ve arrested John Rivello, the suspect they believe sent a “seizure-inducing” tweet to Dallas reporter, Kurt Eichenwald. Eichenwald claims the tweet triggered an epileptic seizure.

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Judge Dismisses Civil Claims Against Texas AG Ken Paxton

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/2/2017 at 5:30pm

A year and a half ago, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was arrested and charged with three counts of felony securities fraud violations, namely that he duped investors prior to being elected AG.

In 2015 we blogged:

Earlier, a grand jury handed down an indictment addressing Paxton’s July 2011 efforts to sell...

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Texas Governor Abbott Offers Reward for Info Leading to Arrest in Murder of 8-Yr-Old Girl

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1:15pm 2/27/2017 at 1:15pm
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of an eight-year-old girl.

After surviving a car crash early Saturday morning, eight-year-old DeMaree Adkins was shot and killed, reports Houston local news.

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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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