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After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM’s focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners.   Read more »

at Apr 22, 2014 9:51 AM

Obama Signs Ted Cruz’s Anti-Terrorist Ambassador Bill

The White House quietly announced that President Obama signed Senator Ted Cruz’s anti-terrorist ambassador bill into law. The bill was written to prevent the admission into the United States, any representative to the United Nations who has engaged in espionage or terrorist activities against the United States. Senator Cruz offered his gratitude to the White House in a public statement.   Read more »

at Apr 19, 2014 6:02 PM

Texas Immigration Debate: Two Sides Talking Past Each Other

Texas Lt. Governor candidate State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, engaged in a highly-publicized debate on immigration and border security with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat widely believed to have national political aspirations, in a less-than-civil exhibition match of polarized views. Sen. Patrick typically presents

at Apr 16, 2014 2:03 PM

Wendy Davis Ethical Questions Surface

Despite promises to the contrary, it appears that State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) voted on bills that affect her clients and favorably impact the bottom line of her law firm.

“I have never done anything in a way that represents a conflict in my voting and something that would benefit me personally,” she said in an interview, but state records seem to tell a different story.   Read more »

at Apr 14, 2014 4:53 PM

Ted Cruz's Anti-Terrorist Ambassador Bill Heads to Obama's 'Pen'

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill originally pushed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) that will prohibit any country from appointing a known terrorist to be an ambassador from that country to the United Nations. Sen. Cruz and House sponsor Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) called on President Obama to sign the bill into law.

In a rare showing of bi-partisan support, the bill received unanimous support in both the House and the Senate.   Read more »

at Apr 11, 2014 6:06 PM

Memorial Service Scheduled for Slain Fort Hood Soldiers

FORT HOOD, TEXAS--Officials at Fort Hood announced plans for an April 9 memorial service for the soldiers killed in the April 2 shooting rampage. The invitation-only event will be held at the III Corps Headquarters Building on Fort Hood beginning at 2 pm CDT. The ceremony will be attended by President Barrack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

According to a press release from the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, the invitation is open to all Fort Hood soldiers and their families

at Apr 8, 2014 5:09 PM

Ft. Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured

FORT HOOD, TEXAS--For the second time in five years, a military commander has stood before the media outside the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, to explain the details of a shooting of soldiers in the nation’s largest military installation. Lt. General Mark A. Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, briefed nearly 150 members of the media about the shooting which left four dead (including the shooter) and sixteen wounded.   Read more »

at Apr 3, 2014 10:26 AM

Texas Rep. Farenthold to Bill Maher: I Don’t Work for Hollywood

HBO Comedian Bill Maher recently named Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold as a candidate for his “Flip a District” project along with other Members of Congress he may take interest in defeating in 2014, according to local reports.

Rep. Farenthold, the grandson of liberal icon Sissy Farenthold who was the first woman nominated to run for Vice President, was targeted by Maher

at Mar 27, 2014 9:04 AM

Pilots' Unions at Odds in American Airlines Merger

Seniority is an important issue in the airline industry. It affects everything from work schedules to job assignments to standby flight benefits and more. It is so critical that it has created strange bedfellows in lawsuits filed last week regarding the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

The seemingly odd combination of American Airlines (AA) and its pilots union,

at Mar 25, 2014 1:44 PM

Texas Sues 'Veterans’ Group' for Alleged Deceptive Practices

In defending the honor of veterans, Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott this week filed a lawsuit against The Veterans Support Organization and four individuals for allegedly violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (TDTPA) by falsely representing the method of solicitation of donations and how the funds were actually used.   Read more »

at Mar 24, 2014 2:03 PM


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