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.
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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, 10:26 AM PDT

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, 8:28 AM PDT

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, 5:44 AM PDT

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, 5:32 AM PDT

Texas Ranked as Having Best Business Climate, Sixth Year in Row

For the sixth year in a row, Texas is the highest-ranked state in the Development Counsellors International's (DCI) "Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing" survey. The survey of U.S. corporate executives has tracked economic trends each year since 1996. 21 Oct 2014, 5:27 AM PDT

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, 5:24 AM PDT

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, 5:21 AM PDT

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

Exclusive Interview: Sen. Cruz Talks Assault on Religious Liberty and Ebola Travel Ban

HOUSTON, Texas — Senator Ted Cruz said the City of Houston and Mayor Annise Parker have “no legal authority, no constitutional authority and no moral authority” to issue subpoenas to pastors for their sermons and personal communications. The exclusive interview below came shortly after the Senator gathered with some of the top religious leaders in Houston to speak out against this unprecedented attack on religious liberty. During the interview, Cruz also reinforced his “common sense” call for a travel ban on people traveling from countries with an active outbreak of the Ebola virus. 19 Oct 2014

Honduran Woman Near Death Rescued by Texas State Guard Near Border

HOUSTON, Texas -- A Honduran woman was rescued from an almost certain death by members of the Texas State Guard. The guardsmen were on a special mission to assist the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office in Falfurrias, Texas to help find the bodies of illegal immigrants who have died crossing the ranch fields in an attempt to bypass the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located south of the town. During the operation the guardsmen encountered two illegal immigrants who advised them of a woman who was left behind and was near death. 19 Oct 2014

'No Toll Road' says Hunt County Grassroots Watchdog Group

DALLAS, Texas -- 'No toll roads' was the clear message that a Greenville grassroots group sent to officials in Hunt County on Tuesday morning, October 14 when they held a press conference outside the Hunt County Commissioners Courthouse to stand against the Blacklands-Northeast Corridor Gateway Toll Road. The thoroughfare would run east of Dallas and span from Garland to Greenville. Issues of privatization, eminent domain, and taxpayer costs were hot button issues. 19 Oct 2014

Mayor's Plea to Visitors: 'Dallas is Safe' Despite Ebola News

AUSTIN, Texas -- In a video message on the Dallas Convention Center and Visitors Bureau website, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings shared a message for tourists and event planners who may be avoiding the city over fears about Ebola, appealing to them to still consider visiting. Unfortunately for Rawlings, a Democrat first elected in 2011, Ebola-related news that has broken since the video was posted on Friday undermines the credibility of several of his statements, even making them sound almost comic. 19 Oct 2014

Abbott Endorsed by Davis' Hometown Newspaper

AUSTIN, Texas -- The good news keeps coming for Greg Abbott, Texas' Attorney General and the heavy favorite to be the state's next governor. After a week of negative backlash against an attack ad run by his Democratic opponent, State Senator Wendy Davis, Abbott enjoyed a bump in fundraising, website traffic, and volunteer sign-ups, and now has the endorsement of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Davis' hometown paper. 18 Oct 2014

US Supreme Court: Texas Voter ID Law to be Used in Upcoming Election

HOUSTON, Texas—The United States Supreme Court has denied the Application to Vacate the Stay filed by Texas Voter ID opponents. Senate Bill 14 Texas Voter ID requirements will be used in the November election. Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Kagan dissented. Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General, vows to continue to fight this battle in the courts. 18 Oct 2014

Feds Arrest 24 in Texas Drug Bust

HOUSTON, Texas -- According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), 24 more people have been arrested for their alleged roles in a large drug ring based in Austin, Texas. 18 Oct 2014

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