Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Texas audit proposed by GOP would miss minor but real errors

A group of Texas Republicans wants to audit the 2020 election results in just the large, mostly Democratic counties across the state. If they get their way, they’ll miss many of the real — but minor — errors in the state’s vote count. That’s according to a team of researchers that conducted a statewide analysis […]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs order banning COVID vaccine, mask mandates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed an executive order prohibiting mask mandates or COVID-19 vaccine requirements from government agencies and municipalities statewide. Abbott issued the order Thursday, two days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended indoor mask mandates, regardless of vaccination status, in places with at least 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases […]

DOJ Sues Texas Over Abbott’s Order to Restrict Illegal Aliens Amid Pandemic

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against the state of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott over an executive order he issued to limit the ground transportation of illegal aliens. Abbott, a Republican, said that the executive order issued Wednesday is intended to “reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure” in Texas communities, amid an […]

US sues Texas to block state troopers from stopping migrants

The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of crossings on the state’s border with Mexico The Justice Department asked for an immediate block on Gov. Greg Abbott s order […]

What happened to Elijah Snow, Texas firefighter who died in Mexico under mysterious circumstances?

Earlier this month, a Texas firefighter’s holiday in Mexico went very wrong. On 19 July, Elijah Snow, 35, a veteran firefighter from the city of Arlington did not return his hotel room in Cancún, where he and his wife Jamie were celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary. It was his first night away. His body was […]

Texas Gov Greg Abbott Threatens To Fine Authorities That Order Texans To Mask Up

The Governor of Texas has reminded state authorities that they are forbidden to force residents to wear a mask. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Thursday to provide “clarity and uniformity in the state’s Covid-19 response,” after the CDC introduced new face coverings guidance. I issued an executive order providing uniformity in Texas’ COVID […]

Gov. Abbott: Biden Admin’s Plan Is Catch and Release — Texas Plan Is Catch and Jail

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Sunday revealed that Texas was arresting and jailing illegal immigrants to combat the border crisis amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Abbott, highlighting that President Joe Biden and his administration’s catch and release plan in place is “opening the floodgates for people who are coming from countries where there is […]

Students are facing facial recognition watchlists in Texas schools

After a mass shooting in 2018, the Santa Fe Independent School District in Texas decided to try facial recognition as an added layer of security. While the reason for installing the system was reactive, it is hard to ignore the privacy concerns, and the fact that facial recognition is not reliably accurate in identifying people. […]

Why Did China Buy an Airstrip in Texas?

By Aden Tate Should nations let their enemies purchase land within their own borders? You’d likely give a resounding ‘no’ to this question, correct?  And yet, a former Chinese general with alleged ties to Chinese concentration camps recently bought an airstrip in Texas. And this isn’t just some random ranch in the middle of nowhere. […]

Texas Upstream Oil and Gas Sector Continues to Add Jobs

The Texas upstream oil and gas sector continues to add jobs, new data from the Texas Workforce commission shows. In June, upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 3,100 jobs, the fifth best single-month performance in over five years. Since the low point in employment in September 2020, months with job gains in the […]

Following The Science: Texas Issues Travel Ban On Democrats To Prevent Dangerous COVID Outbreak

Following The Science: Texas Issues Travel Ban On Democrats To Prevent Dangerous COVID Outbreak AUSTIN, TX—”We’re just following the science here,” said Texas Governor Abbott Tuesday as he signed an executive order preventing Democrat lawmakers from returning to the state. “We can’t risk one of them ‘COVID’ things gettin’ back here in my state. We […]

KARMA: Democrats Who Illegally Fled Texas Test Positive for COVID

The Democrat state lawmakers who fled Texas last week to block the GOP-led elections overhaul bills have tested positive for Covid-19 after taking a private plane to Washington DC. On Monday, 58 Democrats fled Texas to DC to illegally block Republicans from advancing new voting laws. Democrat lawmakers were seen packed on a private plane […]

AG Paxton: Democrats ‘Could Be Arrested as Soon as They Step Back on Texas Soil’

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday said that the Democrats who have fled the state in an effort to block an election bill could be arrested as soon as they set foot back on the soil of the Lone Star State. “If you care about the Constitution, there are constitutional duties to show up […]

Natural Gas Sellers Made $11B in 9 Days During Texas Snowstorm

By B.N. Frank Not only have Texas utilities proposed that ratepayers pay to “weatherize their facilities to withstand future freezes.”  It was recently revealed exactly how much natural gas sellers profited during February’s deadly snowstorm. From Ars Technica: $11 billion in 9 days—Texas’ natural gas sellers cashed in on deep freeze State’s gas supplies halved […]

Texas Woman Gets Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Johnson & Johnson, says she’d get injected again

Home » Disasters, Health, North America » Texas Woman Gets Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Johnson & Johnson, says she’d get injected again     A Houston realtor said she thought she was dying at one point. Uncertainty, frequent doctor visits and major adjustments are her new life in 2021 and beyond. And if booster shots are […]

REPORT: West Texas Deputy Killed During SWAT Standoff

A Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot and killed during a SWAT standoff in the West Texas city of Levelland. Two other deputies were shot and are in critical condition, according to reports from Lubbock. The Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas posted on Facebook that the leader of the Lubbock […]

Texas Democrats In D.C. Shriek In Terror When Asked To Show IDs For Capitol Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democrat politicians from Texas are currently enjoying a relaxing paid vacation in America’s capitol after bravely leaving their jobs to avoid voting for evil and racist voter suppression laws like requiring an ID to vote.  Their fun field trip hit a snag, however, when they signed up for a Capitol tour and were required […]

Death Toll Rises to 210 From February Cold Wave in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas—State officials on Tuesday added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by the Feb. 14 cold wave and the ensuing collapse of the Texas electric power grid. The deaths newly tallied by the Texas Department of State Health Services boost the toll from 151 to 210 deaths, most from exposure to the sometimes-subzero temperatures. […]

Kamala Harris: Texas Dems Who Fled Are Like Soldiers Who Died Fighting for Right To Vote

Vice President Kamala Harris says the Texas Democrats who fled the state to illegally avoid voting on a new election integrity bill are like soldiers who died fighting for the right of Americans to vote. Yes, really. “I do want to first start by making a statement about the legislators in Texas who are showing […]

Other States Look To Texas For Advice On How To Get Democrats To Leave

U.S.—In a brilliant move, Governor Greg Abbott has tricked dozens of Democrat legislators into leaving Texas. This is leading other governors across the country to ask Texas for advice on how they can get Democrats to leave their states as well. “Arizona is a beautiful state,” said Governor Doug Ducey, “but it has one problem: it’s full […]

Texas Becomes First State to Adopt IHRA Definition

Holocaust Education and The IHRA Definition Last month Texas became the first state to fully utilize the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. That definition infamously includes certain legitimate criticisms of Israel. The IHRA definition was adopted as part of HB3257, a piece of legislation that established a Holocaust, Genocide and […]

Texas Man Charged for Capitol Breach Dies From Motorcycle Crash

A man from Texas who had been indicted for breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6 passed away from a motorcycle accident last month. On June 12, Joseph Cable Barnes, 35, ran through a red light, crashed into a car, and died on the scene, according to a release by the Austin Police Department. The man in […]

Texas Governor Accuses Kamala Harris Of ‘Misleading America’ Over Border Crisis

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told former senior Department of Homeland Security officials, Texas sheriffs, and Members of Congress on Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris is misleading America over the ongoing border crisis. “She’s misleading America” he declared. Former President Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday and met met with Abbott for a border […]

New border fight pits Texas against Biden over care for 4,500 migrant kids

“The federal government must solve the federal problem caused by the Biden administration’s disastrous open-border policies,” Abbott wrote in a recent letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Texas will not be commandeered into federal government service.” Officials in several other GOP-led states have declined to aid HHS’ months-long effort to arrange housing and services for […]

Biden Silent as Texas Mom and Two Kids Kidnapped in the Open by Cartel Gunmen

A Texas family has been kidnapped by a cartel while traveling through Mexico, and there’s been complete silence on the abduction from the White House. According to reports, gunman from the Los Zetas cartel are responsible for the kidnapping of the family of 39-year-old Gladys Cristina Perez Sanchez. The mom and her two children, ages […]

‘Tip of the spear’: Texas governor leads revolt against Biden

In part, raising the Texas flag is a return to form for Abbott, who made a political career out of suing the Obama administration. As state attorney general, his posture toward Washington was so hostile that he said of his job in 2013, “I go into the office in the morning. I sue Barack Obama, […]

Texas power companies remotely raise temperatures on people using their smart thermostats

Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage. Houston resident Brandon English, whose home has an internet-connected smart thermostat installed, was shocked to learn of the practice after his wife and infant daughter “woke up sweating.” Speaking with KHOU 11, English stated that despite his […]

Joe Biden’s America: Texas Prison Forced To Empty Ahead of Surge of Illegal Immigrant Arrests

Texas officials have begun emptying a prison in South Texas to make room for a massive surge of illegal immigrants who were arrested amid efforts to stop illegals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) confirmed the decision on Thursday, saying officials will move inmates from the Dolph Briscoe Unit […]

Gov. Abbott Signs HB1927: Makes Texas 21st Constitutional Carry State

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed HB 1927 into law Wednesday, making Texas the 21st constitutional carry state in the union. The Texas Tribune reported the constitutional carry law will go into effect September 1, 2021, allowing law-abiding residents 21-years-old and older to carry a handgun for self-defense, without first getting a permit from the government. U.S. […]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs House Bill 3979 ‘critical race theory’ bill

… Critical race theory is an academic term that studies how race and racism have impacted social and local structures in the United States. Over the past year, GOP leaders have decried its teaching in public schools, pointing to limited examples in various school districts across the state. In 2020, former President Donald Trump had […]

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