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Fort Bliss Under Fire

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00am 1/7/2015 at 7:00am

Yesterday afternoon, a man walked into the El Paso VA Health Care System clinic and shot a doctor before turning the gun on himself.

Via Fox 14 El Paso:

At a press conference Tuesday evening, Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty...

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Will Texas be first state with official State Hat?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00pm 1/6/2015 at 7:00pm

Texas State Representative Marsha Farney filed a bill yesterday that would make the cowboy hat the official hat of Texas.

Dr. Farney is an Aggie and former educator from Georgetown, Texas (a smallish town north of Austin).

According to the Houston Chronicle:

The proposed resolution cites the significance of the cowboy headgear...

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Craft beer brewers sue the State of Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00pm 12/12/2014 at 8:00pm

Even the Free-Market Jesus Paradise has regulatory issues once in a while.

Wednesday, three Texan craft breweries joined with the Institute for Justice to file suit against the state of Texas and specifically, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Passed in 2013, Senate Bill 639 faces a Constitutional challenge because it, “strips...

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Texas’ Merry Christmas Law

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 5:30pm 12/9/2014 at 5:30pm

God bless Texas.

Last year, the Lone Star State passed a bill that allows schools to say things like, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukah” without retribution.

Co-authored by Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Richard Raymond (D-Laredo), the bill, “allows students, parents, teachers and administrators the freedom to acknowledge these traditional winter holidays without...

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Texas Turned Wendy Davis’ State Senate Seat Red

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:31am 11/7/2014 at 8:31am

For many living in states not called Texas, it might seem odd that a place most regard as the “reddest” state in the union would fight so hard to gain ground in traditionally-liberal districts. Isn’t a solid governing majority and clean slate of statewide office holders enough?

Not if you want...

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Supreme Court allows Texas Voter ID law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:47am 10/18/2014 at 10:47am

AP reports via HuffPo:

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo...

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Vindicated: Tom DeLay Conviction Reversal Upheld

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:15am 10/3/2014 at 8:15am

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed former House Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s 2010 money laundering conviction.

The panel in an 8-1 vote held that the state failed to prove that corporate contributions made to Republicans running for seats in the Texas legislature in 2002 violated Texas Election...

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Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:35pm 8/29/2014 at 5:35pm

Watching the press conference that President Obama gave yesterday in which he revealed that his foreign policy has devolved from “don’t do stupid stuff” to “no strategy,” I was perplexed that the media was complaining more about the color of the suit instead of its emptiness.

Mulling over the subsequent coverage, I...

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Indictment of Rick Perry uniting unlikely allies against prosecutorial abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:02pm 8/17/2014 at 12:02pm

The prosecutors in Austin, Texas thought they had one over on Texas Governor Rick Perry when they convinced a grand jury to issue an indictment accusing Perry of abusing his veto power.  A copy of the indictment is here.

That alleged criminal abuse of power related to Perry’s threat to issue a...

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Rick Perry indictment looks, walks and quacks like political power play

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00am 8/16/2014 at 10:00am

Democrats are salivating over Friday’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, and for good reason. Their one bright hope for the cycle, Texas State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, has already done an early dive into the gutter, and their slate for the remaining up-ballot races is mediocre at...

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Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of veto power

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7:12pm 8/15/2014 at 7:12pm

Via KAXN

A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign.

At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in...

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Wendy Davis Supporters Can’t Name One of Her Legislative Accomplishments

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 4:00pm 7/6/2014 at 4:00pm

Wendy Davis supporters are pretty excited about her campaign for governor of Texas but when pressed to name one of her legislative accomplishments, they’re surprisingly silent.

Yehuda Remer of Truth Revolt sees a pattern:

Just as Hillary Clinton supporters were unable to name a single accomplishment of the former Secretary of State, Wendy...

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Heretic

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7:30am 7/6/2014 at 7:30am

Professor J…

I was at my Local Tractor Supply store in Porter, Texas, just northeast of Houston on I69 and saw this in the parking lot. As you can see,it’s a veritable rolling billboard for the First Amendment. I didn’t see the driver, but up here in this neck of the woods it could literally be anyone!

The bumper stickers are a real nice touch, too!

Thanks for all you and your cadre of Freedom Fighters do! You are an inspiration to all us folks out here who are also battling the chaos of this lawless president and AG sidekick.

I’d wager that you battle so much chaos that you sometimes feel like Maxwell Smart (a better ‘spoken pun’)!!

Best regards,

Trooper “John Smith”

Bumper Stickers - Porter TX - Anti Obama Truck

 
 
 

Will the music stop tonight for David Dewhurst? (Update: Yes)

http://youtu.be/50c0c-KIbR8
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:56pm 5/27/2014 at 1:56pm
http://youtu.be/50c0c-KIbR8

Worst political ad ever?

The music has to stop.

And it might, tonight, The Greek tragedy that is David Dewhurst’s political career

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) is very likely to lose his reelection bid today, in what would be the latest huge setback (and a potentially fatal blow) in a once-promising political...

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Hot Sauce giant eyes Texas as California business climate gets chilly

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00am 5/13/2014 at 7:00am

Per its tradition in the second week of May, America’s business leaders have voted for the states with the “best” and “worst” business climates.

As usual, Chief Executive Magazine places California at the top….of the naughty list!

That’s 10 years in a row — a decade of dominance.

Over that same period, California saw...

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Can a Toyota get from California to Texas on single tank of gas? (Asking for a friend)

http://youtu.be/hgiJah7M_ac
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 28, 2014 at 3:37pm 4/28/2014 at 3:37pm
http://youtu.be/hgiJah7M_ac

Saw this “breaking news” last night on Twitter.

Toyota is leaving Southern California for Texas, via USA Today:

Toyota is moving its national headquarters from the Los Angeles suburbs to Plano, Texas.

It will create a sprawling campus north of Dallas that will bring together 4,000 employees from manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate...

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Uh oh, Wendy Davis’ life story not what it seems

source: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/08/wendy-davis-wore-high-heels-in-vogue.html
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:14pm 1/19/2014 at 1:14pm
source: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/08/wendy-davis-wore-high-heels-in-vogue.html

Wendy Davis rose to national prominence when she conducted a filibuster to block a Texas bill restricting non-medically necessary abortions after 20-weeks. For that position, which is wildly unpopular, Davis became the next Elizabeth Warren — the Great White Hope in pink sneakers.

Erick Erickson dubbed her “Abortion Barbie,” which led to...

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