Border Security Panel at Texas Capitol Shows Reality of Crisis

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation organized a panel discussion at the Texas Capitol to address the crisis along the Texas border. The speakers painted a picture far different from how the situation is portrayed by most of the media and government officials. The panel was presented to a standing-room-only crowd and moderated by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. Participants included Rancher and Chairman of the Texas Border Volunteers Dr. Mike Vickers, Border Patrol agent and Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Shawn Moran, and Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby.
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Border Security Panel at Texas Capitol Shows Reality of Crisis

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation organized a panel discussion at the Texas Capitol to address the crisis along the Texas border. The speakers painted a picture far different from how the situation is portrayed by most of the media and government officials. The panel was presented to a standing-room-only crowd and moderated by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. Participants included Rancher and Chairman of the Texas Border Volunteers Dr. Mike Vickers, Border Patrol agent and Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Shawn Moran, and Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby. 28 Aug 2014, 11:58 AM PDT

Girls Rescued from Alleged Sex Slavery Ring 100 Miles from Border

HOUSTON, Texas — A group of four young women were found with eleven men in the desert brush east of Falfurrias, Texas. The rescued of these potential human trafficking victims occurred over 100 miles from the Texas/Mexico border that is supposedly secured by Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and now, the Texas National Guard. The rescue of these potential victims was accomplished by members of the Border Patrol and Brooks County Sheriff’s Deputies. 28 Aug 2014, 9:41 AM PDT

National Guard Deployment: ‘Our Intent is for You Not to Come Across’

CAMP SWIFT, Texas — Lt. Governor David Dewhurst attended a briefing from the Texas National Guard Command Staff prior to meeting with about 100 soldiers who are about to be deployed to the Texas border region under Operation Strong Safety. Breitbart Texas was on-hand for a short Q&A after the briefing. Texas National Guard Adjutant General, Major General John Nichols said his message to the illegal immigrants “is for you not to come across.” 28 Aug 2014, 5:50 AM PDT

Ten Illegal Immigrants and Two Human Smugglers Captured Eighty Miles From Border

HOUSTON, Texas — Two American citizens were arrested in Brooks County for felony evading and human smuggling late Friday night on a highway south of Falfurrias, Texas. The arrests occurred in two separate incidents which happened about two hours apart. Two vehicles were seized and 10 illegal immigrants were saved from the death march through the arid ranch fields that have left at least 49 people dead this year. 28 Aug 2014, 5:50 AM PDT

New York Times Smears Texas

HOUSTON, Texas -- Business is booming and companies are hiring in Texas. As a result, the state is home to the fastest growing cities in the nation. New York Times' columnist Paul Krugman recently penned an op-ed called "Wrong Way Nation," in which he attempted to downplay the factors causing Americans from around the country to pack up and move to Texas every month. Portraying the state in a wholly negative light, Krugman boiled down the migration pattern to one factor alone: cheaper housing costs in Texas. But the economist failed to consider other factors that bring flocks of Americans to the Lone Star State including immense job growth, low unemployment, lax regulation, and low taxes. 28 Aug 2014, 5:50 AM PDT

Immigrants Can Now Obtain Asylum for Spousal Abuse

HOUSTON, Texas -- Foreign individuals may now seek asylum in the U.S. due to domestic abuse in their home countries. On Tuesday a federal immigration board ruled that a married Guatemalan woman, fleeing a violent husband back home, could obtain political asylum. 28 Aug 2014, 5:50 AM PDT

Wendy Davis Releases 'Desperate' Attack Ad Aimed at Greg Abbott

HOUSTON, Texas -- State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently released a new ad attacking her opponent, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. The ad suggested that Abbott was is more interested in giving kickback payments to his supporters than finding a cure for cancer. Davis' charges relate to $11 million in taxpayer funds that were awarded as a grant by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), apparently without proper review. While Abbott sits on CPRIT's governing board, the Attorney General has effectively blunted himself from Davis' assertions and cleared himself from any conflicts of interest. 27 Aug 2014

North Texas School District Rolls Out Radical Grading Policy

DALLAS, Texas -- Every kid imagines a school without test scores, grades, or even deadlines. Now, the Denton Independent School District (ISD) located north of Dallas is bringing that dream to life through a new grading policy that's guaranteed to rock the report card for students in grade 6-12. The district voted on it last Spring and now it is rolling out in the name of accountability and retention. 27 Aug 2014

Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt, Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives. Henry Barbour, whose group smeared conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff, and Steve Schmidt, who has elevated his profile by attacking conservatives and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are on Team Perry. 26 Aug 2014

New School Year Means More Security, Police, Marshals and Teachers Armed for Class

DALLAS, Texas -- It is becoming a world where locked school doors, intercom entry systems, electronic card entry keys, and security cameras just are not enough to ensure student safety. Horrific incidents like Columbine, the Isla Vista shooting, Sandy Hook, and the 2012 rampage of an under aged madman in Newtown, CT, that left 20 youngsters and six teachers dead, prompted some states to enact new laws that ensure stricter school safety. It also allowed school marshals and select teachers to conceal and carry weapons, armed with a whole new pinch of prevention for the upcoming school year. 26 Aug 2014

Texas National Guard Reverses Position on Off-Duty Concealed Carry During Deployment

CAMP SWIFT, Texas — The Texas National Guard (TNG) has reversed its previously stated position about guardsmen being allowed to carry personal weapons when off duty during the deployment to the border region under Operation Strong Safety. Texas Adjutant General, Major General John Nichols, confirmed the change in policy during a press conference where it was revealed the deployment of TNG soldiers and airmen had already begun. 26 Aug 2014

Texas Border Deployment of 1,000 National Guard Now Underway

HOUSTON, Texas -- The 1,000 National Guard deployment at the border has begun, Breitbart Texas has confirmed. Though previous reports stated that the surge had started earlier in August, Breitbart Texas revealed that it had not yet begun at that time. As a result, the Associated Press (AP) retracted their story. 25 Aug 2014

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