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DOJ Unsealed Arrest Warrant for Illegal Immigrant in Kate Steinle Case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 12/1/2017 at 6:30pm

The Department of Justice has unsealed an arrest warrant for Jose Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant just acquitted of killing Kate Steinle in California.

This arrest warrant is in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas for a supervised release violation.

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Austin’s Mayor to Skip Veteran’s Day Parade Because a Group is Bringing Confederate Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00pm 11/10/2017 at 9:00pm
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In Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler won’t be marching in Saturday’s Veteran’s Day parade because groups marching in the parade will be carrying the Confederate battle flag.

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Man offers to donate custom-made caskets for Sutherland Springs victims

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00pm 11/9/2017 at 9:00pm
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Can the next Sutherland Springs massacre be prevented?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12:00pm 11/8/2017 at 12:00pm
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After large-scale tragedies the quest to prevent the next mass shooting begins.

In the case of the Sutherland Springs shooting, the federal government’s failure to properly report Devin Kelley’s violent past may have allowed him to possess weapons to which he should not have had legal access.

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Should we carry guns in church?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/7/2017 at 5:30pm
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So far it’s been difficult to get information on the question of whether the parishioners in the Texas church where yesterday’s mass murder took place were prohibited from carrying guns. Here are the pertinent rules in Texas:

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Texas Officials Say Sutherland Shooter Was Embroiled in a ‘Domestic Situation’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/6/2017 at 2:30pm
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Details are emerging about Sunday’s Sutherland Church massacre an in particular, gunman Devin Patrick Kelley.

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Breaking: At Least 27 People Dead in Texas Church Shooting, Dozens Wounded UPDATE: Shooter Identified

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/5/2017 at 5:30pm
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This is a developing story, so reports vary at this time.

A shooting this morning at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas has left at least 27 people dead and over two dozen more wounded.  The shooter was reportedly killed by police following a brief chase.

Fox News reports:

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GOP Loses Another: Lamar Smith Retiring at the End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/3/2017 at 1:00pm
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Several GOP lawmakers have decided to retire at the end of this term and another one has joined the ranks: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who represents the 21st district, which includes San Antonio. From Texas Tribune:

“For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on...

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GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling Plans to Retire at End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/31/2017 at 4:00pm
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has told The Dallas Morning News that he will retire at the end of his term:

“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make...

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Texas: Illegal Alien Kills Volunteer Firefighter, Two Children, Gets Two Years

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:00pm 10/8/2017 at 6:00pm
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A courageous Texas woman who lost her husband and two children when an illegal alien fell asleep at the wheel and hit their vehicle head on is objecting to the two-year sentence the illegal alien received.

To add insult to injury, he is serving this time concurrently with his existing two-year sentence...

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Trump Nominates Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to 5th Circuit Appellate Court

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:12pm 9/28/2017 at 4:12pm

One of Texas’ best is making the federal leap. Thursday, Trump nominated Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, according to an administrative official.

Willett, a good-humored Constitutional conservative, was rumored to have made Trump’s Supreme Court Justice short list.

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Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson Gave First Game Check to Cafeteria Workers Impacted by Harvey

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:03am 9/28/2017 at 11:03am
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The storm waters may have receded, but thousands in Houston are still struggling to put their lives back together after Hurricane Harvey.

Enter Houston Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson took his first game check, split it up, and gave it to Texans cafeteria workers who lost everything in last month’s...

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SCOTUS blocks lower court redrawing Texas redistricting maps again, so what’s next?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:15pm 9/13/2017 at 6:15pm

Texas’ Congressional and state legislative district maps have been bouncing around the federal court system for months. Tuesday, the Supreme Court blocked an order from the lower court that required new maps redrawn.

Redrawing maps would create new districts and ultimately favor Democrats in upcoming elections.

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Houston Mayor Wants 9% Property Tax Hike to Pay for Harvey Damage

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/12/2017 at 4:00pm
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Houstonians grappling with Harvey damage are not pleased with Mayor Turner’s latest proposal — a 8.9% property tax rate hike to pay for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Turner’s rate hike request is temporary (supposedly) and would generate an estimated $113M for the city. But it has to pass city...

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Trump Will Divide $1 Million Between 12 Charities for Harvey Relief

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/7/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have decided to take $1 million of their own money and split it between 12 charities that have been helping with Hurricane Harvey relief.

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Houston Area Residents Sue Federal Govt for Post-Harvey Dam Releases That Flooded Homes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:00pm 9/6/2017 at 12:00pm
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Most of the western Houston area remains under water, but not because of flooding caused directly by Hurricane Harvey.

A complaint filed Tuesday alleges the Army Corps of Engineers knowingly “condemned” homes and businesses when they released water from the Barker and Addicks reservoirs after Harvey had passed.

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Senate GOP Leaders Debate Adding Harvey Relief to Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/5/2017 at 7:00pm

Congress has returned to work and have started to ponder two important tasks at hand: Hurricane Harvey relief bill and the debt ceiling.

One option leaders have leaned towards is attaching the two into one bill, thus killing two birds with one stone. The House could pass the Harvey relief bill on...

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