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Peña Sworn-In as Justice for 13th Court of Appeals on New Year's Day

As the newly elected justice for South Texas' 13th Court of Appeals in the Rio Grande Valley, the Hidalgo County GOP congratulated former State Representative Aaron Peña as he was sworn in on New Year's Day while surrounded by many family members, supporters and local elected officials. “Hopefully that momentum continues,” said one, as Republicans continue to make huge gains in South Texas.

01.03.2023
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Operation Lone Star Takes Historic Action During 2022 to Fight Biden's Open Border Policies

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency Texas effort has led to over 336,000 Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions and more than 23,000 Criminal Arrests, with more than 20,000 Felony Charges reported. Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas National Guard took historic action in 2022 under Operation Lone Star. Here's some of the results.

01.03.2023
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Democrat State Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra Files his 1st Bills for 2023 Session in Austin

Rep. Guerra filed his first pieces of legislation for the upcoming 88th Legislative Session that are focused on his constituents' priorities: improving our state’s healthcare and education systems, protecting small businesses and consumers, increasing transparency and efficiency in government, and improving energy infrastructure.

01.03.2023
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A.G. Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Pre­vent Cor­po­rate Activists from Rais­ing Consumer's Energy Costs

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a Utah- and Indiana-led motion to intervene in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceeding to prevent the Vanguard investment management fund from exerting too much power over publicly-traded utilities via its back-door strategy to push costly and controversial Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) investing activism.

01.03.2023
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HUNTER: After 2022, Is There Nowhere to Go but Up in 2023?

My heart is usually with the Members of Congress who are so annoyed by the rest of the GOP that they do or say stupid things just out of simple frustration. But that doesn’t make what they say and do any less stupid. Maybe I’m too cynical, I don’t know for sure, but now that we’ve established the fact that 2022 sucked I fear 2023 will be the House GOP fighting among itself – but we can always hope. 

01.03.2023
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CAPRIGLIONE: The FAA Knows Our 'Friendly Skies' Can Do Much Better

After ​​​​​​​Holiday Travelers all across America face a nationwide Artic Blast and are burned by 1,000s of airline delays traveling home for Christmas, and as many fight what's amounted to the "perfect storm" of issues affecting air travel in Texas – the 2nd-most populous state in the U.S. and home to 5 of its 15 Largest Cities – here’s one way for the Feds & the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to respond.

12.23.2022
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Operation Lone Star Gears Up For Potential Ending Of Title 42

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 336,000 migrant apprehensions and more than 23,000 criminal arrests, with more than 20,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 354 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

12.23.2022
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Comptroller Hegar Responds to Call for Greater Transparency from Federal Agencies on Broadband Funding

Resources on the Comptroller’s website offer answers to frequently asked questions, outreach materials, detailed challenge submission instructions and a one-page guide that includes links to video tutorials on submitting individual challenge types.

12.23.2022
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Oil & Gas Jobs in Texas Experienced Continued Growth in November

Data released by the Texas Workforce Commission indicates that upstream oil and gas employment in Texas is experiencing continued growth, with the sector adding 2,600 jobs in November.

12.23.2022
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BARONE: 3 Big Surprises of 2022 – A Weakened Russia, A Weakened China, and A Weakened U.S. Economy

Some surprises, such as the weakening of Russia and the chastening of China, are good news. But others – like America's current economic conundrums – leave us puzzled and most likely unprepared for the surprises of 2023. Things didn't quite work out as many people had expected in 2022... on just about every point across the political spectrum.

12.23.2022
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Gov. Abbott Appoints Kahan to State Commission on Judicial Conduct; Appoints Wheless To Texas Juvenile Justice Board, Names Matthew Chai

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Andrew "Andy" Kahan to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for a term set to expire on November 19, 2027. He also appointed Cynthia "Cyndi" Wheless to the Texas Juvenile Justice Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor named Scott Matthew as Chair of the Board.

12.22.2022
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Cong. Tony Gonzales Leads Effort Urging Sect. Mayorkas to Extend Title 42

Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) led 48 of his House Republican colleagues in writing a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concern over the December 21st, 2022 discontinuation of Title 42, saying, "Without it, Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement will be stretched beyond their limits, and threats to our national security will multiply.”

12.22.2022
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Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to VA Chal­leng­ing New Rule Attempt­ing to Pro­vide Tax­pay­er Fund­ing to Pay for Abortions

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Mississippi-led letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough challenging a new VA rule that attempts to circumvent state laws that protect the unborn by providing taxpayer dollars for abortions. 

12.22.2022
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There Is Nothing More Important Than the Border Crisis

The problems escalated dramatically shortly after Biden took office in January 2021. During the 2022 fiscal year, which ran from October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, 98 suspected terrorists were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.

12.22.2022
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BETTENCOURT: Texas Taxpayers Save $8 Billion on Property Taxes This Year!

​​​​​​​"As appraisal values continue to climb across Texas, there's surprising good news! Property Tax Bills for homeowners in Austin, Houston and San Antonio are down – and I'm not just talking about their ISD School Taxes, it's the entire tax bill," said State Senator Paul Bettencourt during a press conference earlier in the day, calling the news and citizen's actions that have led to lower average property tax bills "astonishing!"

12.21.2022
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Gov. Abbott Demands Federal Action on Border Ahead of Christmas Day Polar Freeze

Governor Greg Abbott today demanded President Joe Biden immediately deploy federal assets to address the dire border crisis, particularly in the City of El Paso, as a dangerously cold polar vortex moves into Texas this week. “These communities and the state are ill-equipped to do the job assigned to the Federal Government – house the 1,000s of migrants flooding into the country every day," said Abbott.

12.21.2022
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Pax­ton Moves to Stop Biden’s Unlaw­ful Stu­dent Loan 'Forgiveness' Idea

In opposition to this massive, unlawful wealth transfer, Texas Attorney General Paxton has taken several actions to halt the Biden White House’s sweeping Student Loan-Forgiveness idea, which does nothing to lower the costs of higher education and instead forces hardworking taxpayers to pay off hundreds of billions of dollars of college-educated individuals’ debt. 

12.21.2022
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New York City Mayor says: 'I Want My High-Income Earners to Stay Right Here'

“To continually attack high-income earners when 51% of our taxes are paid by 2% of New Yorkers – this blows my mind when I hear people say, 'So what if they leave?' I want my high-income earners right here in this city!" So said New York City Mayor Eric Adams last week in a rare moment of clarity. Of course they aren’t his high-income earners... They just happen to live in the same city where he lives.

12.21.2022
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02.06.2023

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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02.06.2023
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02.02.2023
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