Thanksgiving Celebrations Abound in the Lone Star State

Parades, lights, jazz brunches at the San Luis, a lighted hooves parade, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football and a venison chili cook-off are just some of the great activities available for Texans across the Lone Star State for Thanksgiving Day and the extended holiday weekend. Before and after the traditional family meal, a host of events are available from Houston to El Paso and points in between.
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Giving Thanks in Texas

With its focus on family, friendship, good food, football, and being grateful because you've been blessed, Thanksgiving is a very Texas holiday, and we thought we would share with you some of the Thanksgiving messages from the elected officials and leaders across the state. 27 Nov 2014, 6:45 AM PDT

Thanksgiving Celebrations Abound in the Lone Star State

Parades, lights, jazz brunches at the San Luis, a lighted hooves parade, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football and a venison chili cook-off are just some of the great activities available for Texans across the Lone Star State for Thanksgiving Day and the extended holiday weekend. Before and after the traditional family meal, a host of events are available from Houston to El Paso and points in between. 27 Nov 2014, 6:32 AM PDT

Obama's Executive Amnesty: Dragging Schools Down Academically?

The impact of illegal immigration on US public schools is a topic largely broached from a dollars and cents perspective. Breitbart News quoted Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector projecting that with the President's executive action, it will cost taxpayers nationwide upwards of $2 trillion over these amnesty recipients lifetimes. 26 Nov 2014

Nine Alleged Child Predators Arrested in One Texas County

Nine men, referred to by the sheriff as “monsters,” were arrested by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies during a special sting operation in November. The nine men allegedly were using the internet to prey on children and were caught in a joint effort between the sheriff’s office and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The Task Force conducted a 3-day operation in Fort Bend County last week. 26 Nov 2014

US Secretary of Education Ignores Thousands Gathered to Oppose Common Core

During a two-week tour throughout the state that served to educate parents and community members about the flaws of the Common Core standards, grassroots members of Californians United Against Common Core found they were dismissed by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, an organization of education bureaucrats, and the mainstream media. 26 Nov 2014

Texas Public Policy Foundation Event to Kick Off Legislative Session

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), a non-profit free market think tank based in Austin, has announced plans for its thirteenth annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature. The event will be held January 7 - 9, 2015 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, just a few days before the Texas Legislature gathers to kick off the 84th Legislative Session. Breitbart Texas will have several reporters in attendance. 26 Nov 2014

Federal Court Stands Up for Religious Liberty in Small Texas Town

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen prevented the Town of Bayview, Texas from stopping the town’s only church from operating on its own property by issuing a preliminary injunction against the town. The Town of Bayview attempted to stop the Cornerstone Church by the Bay from expanding its church and plans for a school by re-interpreting a zoning ordinance. Liberty Institute represented the church in its legal battle with the town. 26 Nov 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Live From Ferguson, Night Two

After a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting eighteen year old Michael Brown, Ferguson erupted in protests, some of which unfortunately became violent. Protesters looted stores, set buildings on fire, and attacked reporters, as Breitbart News reported during our live coverage Monday evening. 25 Nov 2014

Sharpton Slams Ferguson Prosecutor, Props Up Federal Investigation

Following the announcement that a grand jury will not indict Officer Darren Wilson -- who fatally shot black teen Mike Brown -- Reverend Al Sharpton spoke to a crowd near Ferguson, Missouri. Sharpton told the riled up crowd that the federal government will be investigating the death of Brown; he made it exceedingly clear that in his view, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch did not do an adequate job. 25 Nov 2014

Abbott Ready to Sue Obama Over Immigration Within Two Weeks

AUSTIN, Texas -- Attorney General and Governor-elect Greg Abbott is prepared to file a lawsuit opposing President Barack Obama's executive orders shielding illegal immigrants from deportation in as little as two weeks. Abbott made the announcement at a press conference Monday in Austin.  25 Nov 2014

Missouri Lt. Gov. Rips Gov. Nixon Over Lack of National Guard Presence in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) came under political fire from his Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) for failing to deploy the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson before rioting got out of control. Kinder appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning with Martha MacCallum and expressed strong criticism about the Governor’s lack of action and lack of communication. 25 Nov 2014

Separation of Powers Act Introduced to Strip Obama's Amnesty Funds

Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Diane Black (R-TX) introduced a bill entitled the “Separation of Powers Act” to strip President Obama of the funds necessary to carry out his announced executive amnesty Thursday night. The bill is designed to prohibit the use of any funds for granting deferred action. 25 Nov 2014

Female CNN Reporter Hit in Head by Rock While On-Air in Ferguson

CNN reporter Sara Sidner was struck in the head by a rock thrown by one of the hooligans protesting the outcome of the Ferguson grand jury. Sidner appeared uninjured after being struck by the rock. Several rocks could be seen coming into view on the screen during her report on the looting and burning of commercial buildings. 24 Nov 2014

Ferguson Cop Releases Letter Thanking Supporters

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson released a letter thanking his supporters after news broke that a grand jury had decided not to indict him for the shooting of Michael Brown. The statement was read live on KSDK, the St. Louis local NBC affiliate, by a female supporter of Wilson's who asked to remain anonymous to protect her identity. 24 Nov 2014

St. Louis PD: Officer Shot Amid Ferguson 'Protests'

A University City, Missouri police officer has been shot following the announcement that police officer Darren Wilson -- who fatally shot black teen Michael Brown -- will not be indicted, according to the St. Louis County Police Department. 24 Nov 2014

Portland Police Chief Orders Officers to Remove Pro-Darren Wilson Facebook Posts

The Portland (Oregon) Chief of Police ordered his officers to remove Facebook posts in support of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, after St. Louis County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown. At least three Portland police officers had posted images on Facebook in support of Wilson of their badges covered with what appears to be an armband with the words "I AM DARREN WILSON," as reported by Oregon Live. 24 Nov 2014

Tear Gas Deployed in Ferguson Amid Chaos

Tear gas was deployed by law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Missouri against people who were protesting the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. As Breitbart News reported earlier, the decision of a Ferguson grand jury to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Brown sparked protests in the town just outside St. Louis. 24 Nov 2014

Ferguson Prosecutor Will Not Pursue Perjury Charges Against Witnesses

Prosecutors do not plan to pursue perjury charges against witnesses in the Michael Brown case who changed or recanted their stories, or whose testimony was contradicted the physical evidence, according to St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch. McCulloch made this statement while speaking to reporters after announcing that a Ferguson grand jury had decided to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Brown, as Breitbart Texas reported earlier. 24 Nov 2014

BREAKING: Ferguson Cop Not Indicted

A Ferguson, Missouri grand jury will not bring any criminal charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, 28. Wilson was under investigation for shooting Michael Brown, 18, on August 9, 2014. The decision was announced by a St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch. 24 Nov 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Updates from Ferguson

A grand jury has decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot black teen Michael Brown. Breitbart News has reporters on the ground in Ferguson and will be posting live updates from the ground. 24 Nov 2014

Missouri Homeschooling Family Sues After Attacked by Authorities with Tasers for 'Messy House'

A homeschooling family in Missouri filed a lawsuit in a federal district court this week against two police officers, claiming that the officers deprived them of their rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution for actions that allegedly occurred when the police entered their home without a warrant in September 2011, including the parents being attacked with Tasers and pepper spray and being physically assaulted, all in front of their children. 24 Nov 2014

Texas Cities Get Mediocre Grades for Ride-Sharing Regulations

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Lone Star State has a well-deserved reputation for being business-friendly, but when it comes to regulating ride-sharing services -- the alternatives to traditional transportation options like taxis and shuttles -- Texas cities get only mediocre grades. 24 Nov 2014

Geraldo Gets Slapped Down in Immigration Debate

In an appearance on Fox News Channel's Hannity show, Geraldo Rivera attempted to justify President Barack Obama's executive orders protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, blaming "hard-core, tea party radicals" in Congress for forcing the President to act, but found himself repeatedly slapped down rhetorically by both the host of the show, Sean Hannity, and his fellow guest, A.J. Delgado, a National Review columnist and contributor at Breitbart.com. 24 Nov 2014

Feds Aid in $97 Million Cocaine Bust

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents initiated a $97 million cocaine bust on November 17. The drugs, which weighed 1,300 pounds, were seized from a vessel Southwest of Panama. 24 Nov 2014

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