Governor Greg Abbott announced 11 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling more than $2.7 million to 11 schools in Northeast Texas to support (CTE) training programs. Presented by the (TWC), these grants will help schools purchase and install equipment to initially train more than 1,340 students for high-demand occupations in healthcare, automotive services, welding, engineering, construction management, culinary arts, public relations, and more.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Texas Workforce Commission show that direct employment in Texas’ oil and natural gas industry rose 8.1% year-over-year (y/y) from 445,222 jobs in Q1 2022 to 482,557 jobs in Q1 2023. Industry wages also rose significantly, rising 22.0% y/y from approximately $16 billion in Q1 2022 to $19.5 billion in Q1 2023.
When some monster goes out and kills people it’s a horrible tragedy, no doubt about it. Sadly, it happens all the time and has happened throughout all of human history, starting when Cain killed Abel. In other words, evil exists, always has, and there’s really nothing people can do to squash it. The best we can do is react to it while working to prevent more of its creation. But how we react to it is key, and very telling about some of our species and our politics.
During my travels around Texas’ 25th District during this August recess, I've heard from Constituents & Businesses about their needs and what I can do as your Representative in Congress. Rest assured, I am committed to upholding your values and fighting for the issues that matter to you most. As a business owner myself, I understand firsthand how Main Street is struggling in today’s economy.
Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard are continuing to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry.
From day one, Joe Biden & his White House have launched a whole-of-government assault on American oil & gas producers – the lifeblood of our economy and cornerstone of our nation's National Security. This unilateral attack has spiked prices at the pump, increased our reliance on foreign oil, is undermining our economic recovery and energy independence – and is even threatening our military readiness.
Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham announced that the General Land Office (GLO) has submitted comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regarding the listing of the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard as an "Endangered Species." The classification could have a crippling impact on the nation's Oil & Gas Industry, as well as negatively affect the education of Texas’ schoolchildren.
I know, I know – you can’t imagine that your decision to take out your political opponents by throwing them in jail will bite you in the Asa... This is now a country where we lock up political opponents. I just want to get that out there, and I want you to understand what has changed. And it’s inevitable that very soon, you’re going to realize that YOU are some people’s political opponents too.
“The whole determination here is how the Bidens handle this,” Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy told Fox Business’s Larry Kudlow. "The thing that holds up whether to do an impeachment or not is: Provide us the documents we’re asking for. But if they fight not to provide the American public with what they deserve to know, we'll move forward with an impeachment inquiry when we come back into session," which happens on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
He left the Texas Association of Realtors at the top of his game. Few had better political skills – or deeper roots in Texas Republican Politics. And despite the passions of modern day politics, Mark Lehman was always a focused advocate and champion for Texas – all while managing 10s of 1,000s of small business owners. It's over-used in this business to say “he was one of a kind,” but in the case of Mark, the man was truly unique.
150 Texas public schools have been awarded the "Purple Star Campus Designation" for the 2023-2024 school year. Established by Governor Abbott in 2019, the Purple Star Campus Designation program recognizes Texas public schools for their exceptional commitment to supporting and meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.
Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, convened a meeting of the Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC) in McAllen this morning. BTAC is composed of public and private sector stakeholders from throughout the Texas-Mexico border region who work collaboratively to address cross-border infrastructure challenges and facilitate safe, secure and efficient international commerce
On August 23rd, eight Republican candidates for the 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination took the debate stage to discuss various issues, policies, and cultural positions in trying to appeal to voters in the audience and at home. Vivek Ramaswamy stole the night, as his Trumpian positions on topics like foreign policy, economics, culture, and anti-establishment sentiment related to voters like no other candidate during the debate.
Harmony School of Innovation science and STEM teacher Mr. Larry McKenzie has something in his fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms that most of us had in college -- a worn-out copy of The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. While in the age of Chromebooks, it is important to prepare students with technological knowledge, McKenzie believes that using an actual dictionary is also a life skill to teach and a great way for students to learn.
If a cognitively and criminally challenged Biden cannot finish his term, we will finally learn the full story of 15 years of Biden family corruption. -- The Bidens will lose the only impediment -- Joe Biden's political machinations -- left in the way of an honest, full-blown felony investigation into what is likely the most corrupt presidential family in American history.
Polling data shows young people are now increasingly less willing to identify as Democrats than they were four years ago – with a growing share of Gen Z and Millennials identifying as Independents. “In the simplest terms, when the Democrat Party nominee for president garners 60% of the youth vote, they win. Otherwise, it’s ugly for them,” says John Della Volpe, a pollster at Harvard's Institute of Politics – and one of Biden’s 2020 pollsters.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced nine Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling more than $2.8 million to five Southeast Texas schools to support career and technical education (CTE) training programs. Presented by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the grants will help the schools purchase and install equipment to initially train more than 890 students for high-demand occupations.
Last week we wrapped up our August 2023 Town Hall Tour with the final stop at Grayson College. Let me first say that it was an absolute pleasure to speak with the folks who I represent along the way. I know for a fact that folks across the country are saying the same thing you are: Congress must demand accountability from the Biden family, and Joe Biden's White House.