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Texas High School Forbids National Honor Society Graduation Stoles For Fear of Excluding Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 4:55pm 6/1/2016 at 4:55pm

Heaven forbid one of these special snow flakes feels excluded for not working as hard as some of their classmates.

Plano Senior High School, located north of Dallas, has decided National Honor Society students will not be able to wear the iconic white satin stoles to their upcoming graduation.

Local news reported:

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Best of (Future SCOTUS?) Justice Don Willett’s Twitter Feed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:15pm 5/18/2016 at 7:15pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, released a short-list of potential SCOTUS nominees Wednesday.

Senate Republicans have thus far, made good on their promise to block President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. Should that hold, the task of replacing the late Justice Scalia will fall to the next Oval Office...

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Gay Cake Slur Pastor Apologizes to Whole Foods

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/16/2016 at 8:30pm

Last month, an Austin-based openly gay pastor accused Whole Foods of icing a gay slur on a cake he ordered from the local grocer. And so Pastor Jordan Brown filed suit.

I called BS and so did Whole Foods who immediately filed a counter-suit against both the plaintiff and his attorney...

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Texas A&M University’s New Campus Carry Rules Allow Guns in Dorms, Classrooms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/14/2016 at 4:00pm

When the Texas Legislature passed a campus carry bill during the 2015 legislative session, part of the law allowed the state’s universities to create rules designating certain areas of campus to remain gun-free, as long as those rules were not thwarting the law’s goals and making it impossible to carry a gun...

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The New California Gold Rush…to Texas and Tennessee!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:30am 3/15/2016 at 8:30am

The Golden State is certainly living up to its name!

However, this time, the Gold Rush is out of this state to more economically friendly environments.

First, fast food giant Carl’s Jr. is moving its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee!

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Life and Death Take Center Stage as SCOTUS Hears Texas Abortion Law Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/3/2016 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court of the United States has resumed hearing oral arguments since the death of conservative stalwart Justice Antonin Scalia. His seat remains empty, leaving the Court’s already-tenuous balance even shakier as they address one of the most important abortion cases during recent years.

Wednesday, the Court heard oral arguments in ...

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UT Architecture Dean Cites Campus Carry as Reason for Leaving

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10:30am 2/28/2016 at 10:30am

Despite numerous efforts to fight the Texas’s campus carry law, including a bizarre protest involving dildos, the law stands, and students are free to carry licensed firearms on campus beginning on August 1st of this year.

A University of Texas (UT) Architecture dean has declared that the new law is the reason...

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Texas Campus Carry Opponents Fight the Law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/21/2016 at 12:30pm

Have you noticed that when liberals win it’s the “law of the land” and when liberals lose it’s an injustice which needs to be corrected?

A new Texas law allows college students to carry guns on campus but opponents aren’t happy.

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In Texas, Will License Plate Readers Double as Debt Collectors?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 2/1/2016 at 1:30pm

Privacy advocates are not going to like this one.

Vigilant Solutions, a vehicle surveillance broker has offered access to its, “massive automated license plate reader databases,” to Texas law enforcement agencies. The catch? Vigilant receives access to outstanding court fees and receives 25% of any delinquent fines.

Wired has the story:

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TX Gov Greg Abbott has plan to return power to the States

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 1/9/2016 at 12:30pm

Now that Texas governor Greg Abbott has been in office for a while, it’s easy to see why he beat Wendy Davis so handily. Abbott is pushing back against what he, and many others, see as an overreaching federal government.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for Convention of...

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Feds Arrest Iraqi Refugees Suspected of Lying About Ties to ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:30am 1/8/2016 at 8:30am

Thursday night, news broke that federal authorities arrested two Iraqi immigrants. One in Sacramento, California, the other in Houston, Texas. Both individuals were arrested for allegedly lying to immigration officials about their connections with terrorist organizations.

Early reports Thursday night provided conflicting information and left many questions unanswered.

According to...

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Merry Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 9:00am 12/25/2015 at 9:00am

The Featured Image was sent to me in 2013 by a reader.

Maybe it’s true, everything really is bigger in Texas. On the other hand, maybe they just think everything is bigger.

This year I’ve been drawing on Christmas Eve and Day posts from prior years. Here’s another:

Christmas Day is when conservative Jewish...

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Texas Drops Request for Temporary Restraining Order Against Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 12/4/2015 at 2:45pm

Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint seeking to block resettlement of six Syrian refugees.

Sarah Rumpf reported:

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as the Department of State, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and HHS Secretary...

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Texas Files Suit to Block Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/2/2015 at 7:30pm

On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Texas HHSC), filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to block the resettlement of six Syrian refugees in Texas.

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as...

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Supreme Court Will Rule on Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:15pm 11/13/2015 at 3:15pm

The Supreme Court agreed to consider the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas law (HB 2) that resulted in the closure of half the state’s abortion clinics, according to SCOTUS blog.

The earliest Whole Women’s Health vs. Cole would be heard is February. The issue:

Whether, when applying the “undue burden” standard of ...

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Houston Housing Authority Withdraws Eminent Domain Threats Against Churches

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11:30am 11/4/2015 at 11:30am

The city of Houston is no longer threatening to seize two decades-old fifth ward churches via eminent domain.

From our August report:

Two churches nestled in what used to be one of Houston’s roughest neighborhoods are fighting back against the city. The Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center was established in the fifth...

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Texas Subpoenas Five Planned Parenthood Providers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:05pm 10/23/2015 at 6:05pm

Monday, Texas cut Medicaid to Planned Parenthood providers.

“Texas has stepped forward and shown its unyielding commitment to both protecting life and providing women’s health services,” said Governor Abbott. “The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas and the barbaric practice must be...

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