ㅤ”The chief Border Patrol official responsible for securing the busiest sector for illegal crossings says Congress must act to close loopholes that criminals are exploiting to bring families and unaccompanied minors into South Texas…”
PHOTO: Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune Article by Bryan Howard September 22, 2018 Republican Pete Flores won senate district 19 in Texas. This is huge news because the seat was held by Democrats for 139 years. The district ranges 400 miles of the Texas Mexico border and is 66% Hispanic. This victory may show there […]
ㅤ"In a meeting with state officials on prison reform, Mr. Trump noted the presence of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose court challenge to DACA came before a federal judge a day earlier.
ㅤ’Ken just filed a very interesting lawsuit….that I hope is going to be successful,’ Mr. Trump said.
ㅤHe asked Mr. Paxton for an update.
ㅤ’We had a hearing yesterday, and I think it went quite well,’ Mr. Paxton replied. ‘We’ll see what the judge says, but I know we’re right on the law, and we’re right on the Constitution, so we’re confident things are going to go our way.’"
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times – 8/9/18. See "ken paxton, texas, daca."
ㅤ"’Texas has argued for years that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant unlawfully present aliens lawful presence and work authorization,’ Mr. Paxton said in filing the lawsuit. ‘Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws to suit a President’s own policy preferences.’"
Full story…at The Washington Times, image from abcnews(.com) – 5/1/18.
Tags: daca, dreamers, ken paxton, texas, amnesty. 𑗉𑗉
ㅤ”A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas’s new version of its voter-ID law can go into effect, rebuking a lower court judge for trying to block the law and delivering a significant victory to voter-integrity advocates.”
Full story…at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 4/27/18.
Tags: voter-id, texas. 𑗉
911 OPERATOR JAILED FOR HANGING UP ON EMERGENCY CALLS: ‘AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THIS.’ㅤ
Pictured: Crenshanda Williams, a former 911 operator from Houston, Texas
ㅤ"A jury found the 44-year-old guilty and she was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation."
ㅤô¿ô …Defund the ACLU. Its services are no longer required.
Full story…at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 4/21/18.
Tags: texas, crenshanda williams. 𑗉
SOUTH CAROLINA’S GOVERNOR OFFERS TROOPS FOR BORDER TO TEXASㅤ
Pictured: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster
ㅤ"Governor Henry McMaster said no specifics about how many troops would be sent or how long they would stay were discussed on his call Monday afternoon to fellow Republican and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott."
Full story…at The Washington Times, image from townnews(.com) – 4/9/18.
Tags: henry mcmaster, south carolina, national guard, texas. 𑗉
ㅤ"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday said he would increase the number of troops the state will send to the border from 250 to at least 1,000.
ㅤOn the same day, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said that the Arizona National Guard would send 338 troops to the southern border."
Full story…at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 4/9/18.
Tags: arizona, texas, national guard. 𑗉
TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYING TO BORDER WITHIN 72 HOURSㅤ
Pictured: Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris, commander of the Texas Army National Guard
ㅤStory via the Arlin Report – “The troops will be armed for self defense ‘depending on the mission set,’ according to Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris, who added that it was ‘premature right now to know what the cost will be’ of the overall operation.”
Full story…at ZeroHedge, image from flickr(.com) – 4/7/18.
Tags: tracy norris, texas, arizona, southern border, national guard. 𑗉
ㅤ”With troops in all states, the National Guard has been called on by past Presidents and governors to help secure U.S. borders, and the Texas contingent said it had ‘firsthand knowledge of the mission and operating area’ that will allow it to move seamlessly into the new role.
ㅤThe Republican governors of the border states of Arizona and New Mexico also welcomed deployment of the guard along the southwest border as a matter of public safety, but it was unclear how Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown would respond to Trump’s call.”
ㅤô¿ô …I give Jerry Brown credit for being slightly smarter than the governor of Oregon.
Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 4/5/18.
Tags: national guard, texas, arizona, new mexico. 𑗉
TEXAS ADDING MORE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS TO BORDERㅤ
Pictured: President Donald Trump shakes hands with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during a briefing on hurricane recovery efforts, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Dallas.
Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 4/4/18.
Tags: texas, national guard, mexico, greg abbott. 𑗉
ㅤô¿ô …Pathetic. The President should veto this bill. It’s a total waste of tax-payer dollars. Congress is throwing money at opioid addiction treatment and research, neither of which has ever worked. They’re only funding border fencing, which has never worked. It would be better if Congress did nothing rather than waste my money on horse manure.
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/21/18.
Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, bombings, texas. 𑗉
ㅤ”President Trump early Wednesday congratulated law enforcement officers after the suspect in a string of fatal bombings in Texas apparently blew himself up as a SWAT team approached his location.”
Full story at The Hill, image from theresurgent(.com) – 3/21/18.
Tags: bombings, texas. 𑗉
ㅤ”The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans allows Texas to enforce what critics call the toughest state-level immigration measure since Arizona passed what critics called a ‘Show Me Your Papers’ law in 2010.
ㅤThe law allows police officers to ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.”
Full story at The Washington Times, image from visittheusa(.com) – 3/13/18.
ㅤTags: texas, sanctuary cities.
ㅤ”A candidate in the race for a South Texas state House seat has reportedly received $87,500 in campaign donations — more than half of which is made up of deer semen.”
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/2/18.
ㅤTags: deer semen, texas.
ㅤ”The high court announced Friday it would hear the Texas redistricting case, Abbott v. Perez. The justices will likely hear oral arguments in April.
ㅤA three-judge panel ruled in August that parts of the Texas House district map had to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 midterm elections because lawmakers discriminated against minorities when they drew the districts.”
Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from thetexasrepublic.com
(justices, scotus, supreme court, texas, redistricting) – 1/12/18
ㅤ”Before his confirmation, Willett served as a justice on the Texas Supreme Court. A graduate of Duke Law School, he began his career as a law clerk to a judge on the Fifth Circuit court he now joins. He later served as a special assistant to the President in the White House under Bush 43, then as Texas deputy attorney general.
ㅤWillett is also an Evangelical Christian. Although Evangelicals account for between 15 and 24 percent of the electorate, based on how the term is defined, they are currently underrepresented on the federal appeals courts. Christian conservatives are delighted to see President Trump’s willingness to consider members of their community for the bench, in an era where orthodox Christian beliefs are ridiculed in elite circles.”
ㅤô¿ô …The same way gangstas, pimps, thieves, murderers and drug traffickers do: By keeping a loaded 45 under their pillow.
ㅤFull story at The Independent Journal Review, image from ijr(.com) • nra, shooting, texas, tx, joy reid, conservative, politics
ㅤ”‘There would have been no difference three days ago, and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him,’ the President said when asked about the Sutherland Springs attack.”
ㅤFull story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) • donald trump, potus, president, sutherland springs, texas, tx, conservative, politics
ㅤ”I think that mental health is your problem here,’ the President said during a news conference in Tokyo in response to a question about the massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. ‘This was a very — based on preliminary reports — a very deranged individual. A lot of problems over a long period of time.”