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Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Liberal Justice's Texas Voter ID Dissent

HOUSTON, Texas -- The Supreme Court ruled last week that Texas' Voter ID law will be applied to November's midterm elections. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg strongly opposes the law and wrote a scathing seven-page dissenting opinion with Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor late Friday night. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court announced that her opinion contained an error -- as a result, a rare altercation was made to what Ginsburg wrote. 23 Oct 2014, 10:56 AM PDT

Texas State House Candidate Receives Major National Endorsement

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas House candidate for District 137, Morad Fiki received the endorsement of former U.S. Representative Allen West (R-FL). The endorsement of Fiki, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Navy Reserve Lieutenant, came after a recent “Points of Light” celebration dinner hosted by the Daughters of Liberty Republican Women’s Club in Houston. West is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. Fiki is running in the race for Texas House District 137 against incumbent Democrat Gene Wu. 23 Oct 2014, 9:19 AM PDT

Bentley the Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

HOUSTON, Texas -- Bentley, the famous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel of Dallas nurse Nina Pham has tested negative for the Ebola virus. Pham is the first person to have contracted Ebola in the United States and is currently in “Good Condition” at the National institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda Maryland. 23 Oct 2014, 6:11 AM PDT

Wendy Davis Embraces Obama

HOUSTON, Texas -- While State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis had previously distanced herself from President Obama, who currently has a low approval rating, the state senator openly embraced his big-government policies during a recent campaign stop. As Davis continues to trail her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, in the polls, she has made desperate attempts to gain traction at the last minute. 23 Oct 2014, 5:21 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE LEAK: FBI Report Warns of Potential Homegrown ISIS Attacks Against Law Enforcement in US

LUBBOCK, Texas — Federal authorities have warned US law enforcement of potential terror attacks against them from homegrown ISIS members or supporters, according to a leaked internal bulletin exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The leaked document is dated October, 2014 and was provided by a trusted federal agent who did so on the condition of anonymity. 23 Oct 2014, 5:09 AM PDT

Nurse Vinson's Mom Says Daughter Cleared of Ebola

DALLAS, Texas -- Amber Joy Vinson, the second nurse to contract the deadly Ebola virus while treating Ebola-stricken Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, may be clear of the disease according to an statement from Vinson’s family released late Wednesday. 22 Oct 2014

Fort Worth Braces for Ebola Potential

DALLAS, Texas -- Tuesday afternoon, Fort Worth City Council held a briefing update on Ebola Virus Disease in the city, Tarrant County and addressing surrounding regions in the fight against the first cases of Ebola in the United States diagnosed in neighboring Dallas, Texas. 22 Oct 2014

Poll: Ebola Poses Risks for Democrats' Political Ambitions

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Ebola crisis could play a role in determining which party wins control over the House and Senate after the November midterms, according to a new poll by POLITICO. The poll, which tested public opinion among 840 likely voters in key battleground districts across the United States, had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points and was conducted October 3 through 11, wrapping up just as the second Ebola patient, nurse Nina Pham, tested positive. 22 Oct 2014

Free Market Think Tank Ramps Up Texas Efforts

AUSTIN, Texas -- The R Street Institute, a non-profit, free market think tank with offices in Washington, D.C., Florida, California, Ohio, and Texas, is ramping up its efforts in the Lone Star State, hiring a new Texas state director and setting its sights on an ambitious agenda for the 2015 legislative session that will include insurance reform, environmental and energy issues, the interaction between regulation and newly emerging technologies, among other issues. 22 Oct 2014

Lubbock Smoking Ban Could Expand to Regulation Inside Cars and Homes

The Lubbock City Council will meet this week and could vote to approve an ordinance that would ban smoking in all bars and restaurants across the city. The ordinance would not only apply to cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, but to e-cigarettes and vapor as well. The proposed language would also regulate drivers who smoke in certain circumstances. 22 Oct 2014

Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center

HOUSTON, Texas -- Responding to the Ebola crisis that gripped Dallas, Governor Rick Perry announced on Tuesday the creation of a containment facility in North Texas to treat individuals with the deadly virus. Perry's hope is that such a facility will protect health care workers and prevent Ebola from spreading to the greater public. 21 Oct 2014

FBI Report on Mass Shootings Riddled With Errors, Appears to Push Political Agenda

HOUSTON, Texas -- A fresh report by the FBI would lead one to believe that mass shootings in the U.S. have dramatically increased during recent years. But according to economist John Lott -- Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center -- the agency's recent study is riddled with errors and may be nothing more than a bogus attempt to peddle a political agenda. 21 Oct 2014

Ebola Exposed Students Go Back To School

DALLAS, Texas -- The Dallas Independent School District (ISD) took a preliminary sigh of relief at the Dallas County Commissioners Court on Monday morning, October 20, when officials made a surprise announcement: four out of the eight students under quarantine for Ebola returned to school. They had met their 21-day mark without showing any symptoms of the deadly virus. The remaining four returned to class on Tuesday, October 21. 21 Oct 2014

True the Vote Releases Poll Watcher Training to Fight Voter Fraud

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Texas-based election watchdog True the Vote announced the release of its poll watcher training program available free to the public amid the 2014 Midterm Election. The group argues the tool has come at a critical time when states have updated a number of election laws and partisan groups have “generated considerable confusion” with lawsuits to block laws like photo voter identification. 21 Oct 2014

Feds Capture Accused Head of Cartel Gun Manufacturing Ring in Texas

MCALLEN, Texas – A South Texas man who claimed to have been a U.S Navy Seal has been accused of running a large gun running group that also manufactured hundreds of firearms for Mexican cartels. The accusations against accused gun runner Jose Guadalupe De Leon come after more than three years of investigation into illegal gun purchases and gun smuggling which included a Dallas area gun manufacturing group whose members have not been charged in the matter, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas show. 21 Oct 2014

Greg Abbott To Texas Voters : "Punch One and Be Done"

HOUSTON, Texas -- Attorney General Greg Abbott encouraged a standing-room only gathering of the Kingwood Texas Tea Party to “Punch One and be done.” The candidate for Governor met with the patriots on Monday night, the first day of early voting. He encouraged the voters to vote straight-ticket Republican. Abbott laid out his initiatives but said “the real message was that Barack Obama operatives were trying to turn Texas into Obama’s image.” He told the crowd that “Obama’s community organizers are doing a comprehensive job of organizing” and asked them to take 5 voters to the polls with them. 21 Oct 2014

Texas Judge Makes Political Gains by Exploiting Ebola Crisis

HOUSTON, Texas -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has seized nearly every opportunity to place himself on a national stage amid the Ebola crisis in Texas. By doing so, he has transformed from a local authority to a well-known public figure. Most recently, Jenkins said that 43 people who were quarantined for 21 days and have now been released -- all of whom had come in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan -- posed "no risk" to the greater public. 20 Oct 2014

Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage

AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day of early voting. This time, the Democrats' messaging brings with it an added element of race-baiting, twisting Abbott's words to insinuate that he is opposed to interracial marriages, ignoring the well-known fact that Abbott's wife Cecelia is Hispanic. 20 Oct 2014

Group Exposed to Ebola Patient Set Free, Study Questions 21-Day Quarantine Period

HOUSTON, Texas -- A large group of people who had come in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who brought Ebola to the U.S., have been cleared of the virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The group of 43 people had been quarantined for 21 days by the City of Dallas and monitored twice daily. Amid the release, however, a new study questions whether the 21-day incubation period is long enough. 20 Oct 2014

New Abbott Web Ad Focuses on Women-Owned Businesses

AUSTIN, Texas -- While Democrats have been heavily pushing their "War on Women" rhetoric for the past few years, Texas Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott is focusing on a more positive message to reach out to women voters. In a new video web ad launched Sunday, the Abbott campaign features former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and shows Abbott declaring, "it's time Texas becomes number one in the nation for women-owned businesses." Texas is currently second in the nation with 737,000 women-owned businesses. 20 Oct 2014

Early Voting Begins in Texas General Election

HOUSTON, Texas -- Early voting for Texas 2014 General Elections begins today and runs through October 31st. The General Election date is November 4th. Across Texas voters will go to the polls to cast votes in one of the most influential primary elections in at least a generation. Every statewide office in the Texas executive branch is up for grabs. Many high-profile legislative and judicial seats are also at stake in this election. 20 Oct 2014

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