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Operation Lone Star Increasing Efforts To Combat Growing Fentanyl Crisis

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to 306,400 migrant apprehensions and more than 20,100 criminal arrests, with more than 17,600 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 336.3 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

09.26.2022
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Rep. Flores to VA: We Need a Cemetery in Brownsville

Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) has written a letter to the VA Secretary, Denis R. McDonough, and the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs of the National Cemetery Administration, Matthew T. Quinn, requesting the VA permit the construction of a veteran's cemetery in Brownsville, TX.

09.26.2022
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Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief in Defense of Sen­a­tor Lind­sey Gra­ham and the Speech and Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution

Attorney General Paxton filed an amicus brief in the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of halting Senator Lindsey Graham’s deposition until his appeal has been fully resolved. 

09.26.2022
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The Importance of Military Bases in Texas

September’s Fiscal Notes explores the benefits of the 14 military installations in Texas, including their multibillion-dollar impact on the state’s economy and vital community partnerships.

09.26.2022
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The GOP Is Expecting Payback Post-2022

The House redo on the Contract with America is fine, I guess, but we all know that a GOP Congress can’t pass laws without Gumby in the White House signing the bills, and that is not happening. Yet we still want action.

09.26.2022
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Gov. Abbott Declares “Cartels Are Terrorists," Designates Them Terrorist Organizations

“More Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them as such," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, issuing an order that designated Mexican Drug Cartels as "Terrorist Organizations" and instructed Texas DPS to take immediate action to keep Texans safe amid the growing National Fentanyl Crisis.

09.23.2022
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Cong. Tony Gonzales, House Leaders Unveil Election 2022's “Commitment to America”

"We are committed to an economy that's strong, a nation that's safe, and a future that's free and a government that is accountable,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales, joining House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik to introduce the House GOP’s “Commitment to America.”

09.23.2022
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Cong. Brady, Neal Push Passage of Home Visiting & Mental Health Bill

The Republican Leader of the House Ways & Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX,) and Committee Chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA,) have joined to back passage of home Visiting & Mental Health Bill that "finds common ground for reauthorization, increasing transparency, and help vulnerable children and families.” 

09.23.2022
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HUNTER: Democrat's Racism Is No Longer Bubbling Below the Surface

The racism of "The Left" is not always bubbling below the surface. ​​​​​​​National Democrats are the first to tell others that they "care about" various groups, yet they hate Illegal Aliens being brought to where they live – and once anything gets too close personally, they go straight back to racism and hypocrisy. That’s how Democrats view Illegal Aliens.

09.23.2022
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ABBOTT: With Texas' Fentanyl-Related Deaths Up 89% in 2021, State Agencies Ramp-Up Efforts Against

With an 89% increase in fentanyl-related deaths in Texas in 2021 compared to 2020, "We must take all appropriate actions to inform Texans of this danger and prevent additional deaths. Fentanyl is being trafficked by Mexican cartels, which are disguising pills to look like legitimate prescription drugs - even candy to target children," said Gov. Abbott earlier today.

09.22.2022
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Cong. Tony Gonzales Applauds House, Senate Passage of Blackwell School Bill   

From 1909 to 1965, the Blackwell School served as the only school for children of Mexican descent in Marfa, Texas. In 2019, the school was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and meets qualifications to become a National Historic Site. If signed into law, the Blackwell School as one of the few national park sites specifically designated to commemorate Latino history and culture in the United States. 

09.22.2022
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Pax­ton Stands Up for 2nd Amend­ment Rights in Ami­cus Brief Before the Penn­syl­va­nia Supreme Court

In Gustafson v. Springfield Armory, a Pennsylvania couple is attempting to hold liable a gun manufacturer, Springfield Armory, and a gun dealer, Saloom Department Store, for their son’s death despite the fact that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) was passed precisely in order to protect the firearms industry from such lawsuits.  

09.22.2022
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Religious Freedom Means Nothing If Religion Means Nothing

The threat to religion is not coming from those who worship other gods. The threat is coming from those who worship no god and refuse to accept Christians and Jews to practice their religion as taught in their scripture.

09.22.2022
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More Done in 6 Weeks, Than in 11 Years says Cong. Mayra Flores

South Texas Congresswoman Mayra Flores took on the case regarding a family’s application for death gratuity benefits from ICE, and after contacting the appropriate agencies multiple times in the following weeks, the Zapata family was promptly reimbursed the money they had paid to cover funeral expenses well over a decade ago.

09.20.2022
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Gov. Abbott Congratulates 31 Texas National Blue Ribbon Schools

“Being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School is a distinguished honor. Texas is leading the nation in education because we continue to ensure our schools have the resources needed to foster a positive and promising future for young Texans,” said Abbott, announcing that Texas leads the nation with the most 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

09.20.2022
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Job Growth Continues in Texas' Upstream Oil & Natural Gas Sector

"The Texas oil and natural gas industry continues to play a huge leadership role in enhancing national and energy security in our nation," said TXOGA president Todd Staples after the Texas Workforce Commission said upstream oil & natural gas employment grew by 2,600 jobs in August. July’s gains were revised downward to a still-solid 3,100 jobs added. 

09.20.2022
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MOORE: Biden Is Losing the 'Race for the Cure'

President Joe Biden recently announced, with great fanfare, his Cancer Moonshot initiative. Biden used soaring and promising rhetoric about, at last, finding a cure for one of the world's leading killers. The next day he took $300 billion from the companies that are supposed to develop these new cures.

09.20.2022
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Pax­ton Secures Major Vic­to­ry for the Con­sti­tu­tion, Free Speech Against Big Tech

The Fifth Circuit reversed a federal district court’s ruling that blocked implementation of HB 20, a Texas law that prevents social media networks from censoring users based upon the viewpoint of their online postings.

09.19.2022
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09.24.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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09.22.2022
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09.16.2022
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