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More Teachers In Texas Can Pack Heat Now

More Texas teachers may be able to carry guns into their classroom, according to one of the bills Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday. School districts would be able to determine how many “marshals,” or school employees trained to carry guns on campus, each school needs. They also provide for additional mental health counselors so students who pose ...

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Texas Lawmakers Pass ‘Save Chick-Fil-A’ Bill In The House

Texas’s Republican-controlled house voted Monday to pass a “Save Chick-fil-A” bill. The “Save Chick-fil-A” bill does not allow the government to take “any adverse action” against any contractor, individual or business because of their religious beliefs. “It strengthens and reaffirms Texas’s First Amendment rights,” Republication state Rep. Matt Krause said to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We had seen instances ...

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Border Patrol Seizes More Than $2M Worth of Methamphetamine in Rio Grande Valley

SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted a narcotic smuggling attempt resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine. Thursday night, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint referred a passenger vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the investigation, agents located over 100 bundles of methamphetamine weighing nearly 70 pounds, ...

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Border Patrol Apprehends 251 Illegal Aliens in Presidio, Texas

PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Presidio Station apprehended 251 illegal aliens in the last four days, from Thursday to Sunday. The illegal aliens are citizens from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said, “The significant number of arrests by Presidio Station agents is evidence that the dramatic increase in ...

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LGBTQ Caucus Kills ‘Save Chick-Fil-A’ Bill In Texas

The newly formed LGBTQ Caucus killed a religious freedom bill in the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday, which was crafted in response to the San Antonio city council banning Chick-fil-A from its International Airport over “anti-LGBTQ behavior.” The “Save Chick-fil-A” bill (or House Bill 3172), was sponsored by Republican Texas State Rep. Michael Krause, and authored to protect “religious ...

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Texans Rage Against Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Demand To Remove Courthouse Crosses

San Jacinto County lawmakers rejected the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s demand to remove crosses from a county courthouse amid furor from hundreds of Christian locals. The county legislators voted unanimously Wednesday to keep four white crosses on the county courthouse in Coldspring, Texas, despite the FRFF’s April 26 demand that they be immediately removed. The FFRF’s challenge stoked the ire ...

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Texas Man Found Guilty of Conspiring to Support ISIS

A federal jury convicted a Dallas, Texas man on multiple terror charges, according to Justice Department officials. Following a three-and-a-half day trial, Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim, a 42-year-old United States citizen, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO), one count of attempting to provide material support to an FTO, ...

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Failed Texas Congressional Candidate To Run Against John Cornyn In 2020

Air Force veteran and failed Texas congressional candidate MJ Hegar announced Tuesday she is officially launching a bid to unseat Republican Sen. John Cornyn and obtain the Lone Star State’s U.S. Senate seat. “Unseating an entrenched incumbent senator is going to be tough, but I’ve faced worse odds in my life,” Hegar tweeted. “Saddle up, Texas. I’m in.” Hegar, a ...

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Texas House Approves Born-Alive Bill With Extra Bells And Whistles

The Texas House approved a bill Wednesday protecting infants who survive abortion and giving parents the right to sue physicians who violate the law, among other provisions. House Bill 16 mandates that physicians must “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the [survived] child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious ...

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Army Veteran Makes Emotional Pitch In Attempt To Flip Blue Texas District Back To Red

Army veteran and Houston-area businessman Wesley Hunt announced on Tuesday that he will be running on the Republican ticket for Texas’s 7th Congressional District after it flipped blue in 2018. “When the towers fell on 9/11, I was a sophomore at West Point. On that fateful day, my classmates and I knew we’d be called to fight in America’s war ...

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Chip Roy Writes An Open Letter To San Antonio City Council After Chick-Fil-A Ban

Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy wrote an open letter to the San Antonio city council on Wednesday after it banned Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport over “anti-LGBTQ behavior.” “According to these news accounts, members of the council suggested that Chick-fil-A has a history of ‘anti-LGBTQ behavior,’ and that banning them from doing business at a terminal in the ...

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San Antonio Bans Chick-Fil-A From Airport Over ‘Anti-LGBTQ Behavior’

The San Antonio City Council banned Chick-fil-A from San Antonio International Airport over “anti-LGBTQ behavior” as part of a new concessions plan for the airport. District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño motioned to approve the Food, Beverage, and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère for the airport Thursday on condition that Chick-fil-A be excluded from the agreement. Treviño asserted ...

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Illegal alien from China sentenced in Houston to more than 5 years in federal prison for gun, identity theft convictions after threatening to shoot children

Houston Texas City Skyline

HOUSTON — A 23-year-old illegal alien from China – who threatened to shoot school children while he was in an internet chat session in July 2018 – was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as an illegal alien, and aggravated identity theft. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ...

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Democrats Haven’t Given Up Hope Of Turning Texas Blue

Houston Texas City Skyline

Democratic presidential candidates flocked to South by Southwest in Texas to speak to young people and mobilize a portion of the electorate that sat out during the 2018 mid-term elections, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The one potential comparative advantage between now and the general election as Democrats is that we have a chance to build a grassroots army,” ...

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CBP Enhances Security in El Paso in Preparation for Wave of Illegal Aliens; Funding for Physical Barriers an Issue

EL PASO, Texas – Due to reports of the increasing numbers of migrants arriving in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez across from El Paso, CBP is currently enhancing security efforts in the area. To ensure the ports of entry are not overrun by a large number of people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, CBP has taken steps to ...

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