GasBuddy is predicting that gas prices this coming Memorial Day Weekend will not only be higher than any other Memorial Day on record, but will be a full $1 per gallon more expensive than the previous Memorial Day record set in 2014, $3.99 per gallon. And, more and more analysts are predicting continued record prices at the pump, climbing above $6 a gallon by the end of the summer.
"In the midst of a worldwide chip shortage, Texas Instrument's historic long-term investment here in Sherman will expand Texas' global economic influence and benefit Americans across the country, It will strengthen our nation's semi-conductor supply chain," said Gov. Greg Abbott at yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony – and the facility comes with a huge future growth potential.
“I have full confidence that Dr. Wilkes will be a responsible steward of the money from these settlements, and will recommend strategies that best address the ongoing crisis," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick upon announcing the appointment of Dr. Denise Wilkes to the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council, which manages the distribution of state funds to remediate the opioid crisis in Texas.
“President Biden’s war on American energy production is having devastating results for everyone – in Texas for the Oil & Gas Workers, to families just trying to drive to school and work," said Sen. Ted Cruz as he and a number of other key Senators introduced two bills to increase production & development of the U.S.'s vast energy resources that are being blocked by Biden's White House.
Texas added 62,800 total nonagricultural jobs in April 2022, as the state set new employment highs for the 6th consecutive month as total nonfarm jobs reached 13,284,500. Texas has added a total of 742,000 positions since April 2021.
The Socialist Democrat Left is so bummed out that the rest of us Americans are not hanging our heads in shame. Not only are we patriots done being polite – polls now show that 46 out of the 50 states "disapprove" of President Joe Biden too. That even includes his home state of Delaware! No more allowing them to use our common decency against us for political advantage. No More.
"Its unacceptable that agency miscalculations have restricted access to secure & reliable domestic oil & gas production through substantial, unnecessary, and arbitrary delays." said Sen. Ted Cruz and 19 of his fellow Senators, calling on President Biden to stop his lease permit blockages by the National Marine Fisheries administrators and bring additional oil and gas production online.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced new leadership for both the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team, and the Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force – two programs in the Governor’s Public Safety Office – appointing Hillary England as Director of Trafficking & Sexual Violence Prevention Programs, as well as Todd Latiolais and Nicole Martinez to new positions.
"In Congress, we’re the ones who write the laws – that means rising above partisan politics and finding bi-partisan situations. I urge the Democrat leadership to take up legislation like ours to get to the root of this challenge and pass a real solution,” said Democrat Cong. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, who along with Texas Republican Tony Gonzales introduced two bills to prevent immigrant surges at the Southern Border.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is proud to join museums nationwide in participating in the "Blue Star Museums Program" from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, which provides free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families during the summer. Blue Star children will also receive a special gift in the Bullock Museum Store. Here are the details...
If an administration deliberately wished to cause havoc on the border, to ensure fuel was nearly unaffordable, to create a crime wave, to spark 1970s hyperinflation, and to rekindle racial tensions, what would it have done differently than what President Joe Biden has done?
"Let us fight with everything we’ve got,” said Vice President Kamala Harris recently. According to a Dept. of Homeland Security memo the U.S. Government is bracing for a surge in violence after the Supreme Court hands down its ruling on potential changes to the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision, which is expected to return the federalization of the abortion issue back to the 50 individual states.
The tunnel exited into the U.S. in a non-descript San Diego Warehouse District called “Amistad Park” – on a street busy with large semi-trailers by day, but quiet by night. After staking out a home used as a stash house, officials began making traffic stops and capturing boxes full of cocaine. The sophisticated tunnel featured rail & ventilation systems, as well as electricity & reinforced walls.
"Granting Texas Central Railroad the extraordinary power to seize 240 miles of private property will only devastate 1,000s of landowners, and the communities in which they live. The truth is, Texas Central is lightyears away from obtaining essential permits from the federal government – and has not proved they can pay for this boondoggle," said Congressmen Kevin Brady, Jake Ellzey & Michael McCaul.
"Texas is currently being hit 3rd hardest of any state in the nation by the baby formula shortage – with 52% of formula out of stock. This is unacceptable, and I’m calling on President Biden and his Food & Drug Administration to do whatever it takes to address this crisis – immediately and with real urgency. Texas families are struggling,” said Cruz, as 43% of formula is out of stock nationwide.
“Texas employers continue to look for skilled & trained employees as businesses expand or relocate in Texas. The Adult Education & Literacy Program is another way to upskill the current workforce and meet the growing needs of Texas' employers,” said TWC Commissioner Aaron Demerson of the initiatives, which provide free vouchers for Texans 21 years of age or older to take the GED exam.
School lockdowns in many states were arguably the most significant episode of government-sponsored child abuse in American history. "This will probably be the largest increase in educational inequity in a generation," said Thomas Kane, author of a Harvard study on the disparate impact of the COVID lockdowns. And all this time you probably thought Democrats were the party that cares.
Since the launch of "Operation Lone Star," Texas' multi-agency efforts have led to more than 246,000 migrant apprehensions, along with more than 15,000 criminal arrests — including over 12,400 felony charges. Over 4,800 weapons and over $38 million in currency have been seized. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 344 million lethal doses throughout the state.