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Abbott: There is 'Zero Proof' That Requiring Photo ID Suppresses Voter Turnout

HOUSTON, Texas -- In Texas, the dispute over the state's voter ID law continues in a Corpus Christi federal court. Those on the left claim that requiring voters to show a photo ID--six types of such ID cards are acceptable--is unfair to minority voters. But the state of Texas claims that such rules are necessary to ensure transparency in the voting process. Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott publicly spoke out on the matter recently, claiming that the state's voter ID law has not had a negative impact on voter turnout. Sep 21, 2014 5:47 AM PT

Only 5 Border Bridge Protesters Show, Tie Up Law Enforcement

HOUSTON, Texas -- The protest calling for shutting down various ports of entry across the Texas-Mexico border appeared to be called off, when one of the event's organizers claimed that the group had received cartel threats. Ultimately, only five individuals showed up to protest at the port of entry in Pharr, Texas. Sep 20, 2014 9:26 AM PT

Wendy Davis Melts Down, Talks Over Moderator During Debate

HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis -- both gubernatorial candidates -- debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. During the course of the debate, the issue of education came up. After hearing what Abbott had to say, a defensive Davis spoke when she was not supposed to and even interrupted a moderator multiple times--despite being told that it was not her turn to speak. Sep 19, 2014 5:17 PM PT

Abbott Takes Strong Stand for Life During Gubernatorial Debate

HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis--both gubernatorial candidates--debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. While much of the debate focused on immigration issues, amid the border crisis plaguing the state, the issue of life also arose. Sep 19, 2014 4:52 PM PT

Abbott and Davis Will Go Head to Head in Debate Near Texas-Mexico Border

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis--both gubernatorial candidates--will debate on Friday in the state's Rio Grande Valley at 6 p.m. The debate will reportedly have a strong focus on immigration, which is fitting given that the Republican and Democrat will be debating near the site of this year's border crisis along the Texas-Mexico border. Sep 19, 2014 11:41 AM PT

Report: Republicans to Win Big in Texas This November

HOUSTON, Texas -- Fresh statistics released by USA Today show a very positive outlook for Republicans come this November's midterm elections. Republicans are expected win the state's gubernatorial and senate races. 24 Republicans are additionally likely to win Texas House seats, while only 12 Democrats are expected to be victorious. Sep 19, 2014 10:24 AM PT

Gohmert Introduces Bill to Get Feds Out of School Cafeterias

HOUSTON, Texas -- As the federal government continues to exert influence over public schools, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has introduced a bill that would limit the feds from mandating which foods schools must serve. The bill is called the "EDIBLE Act." Sep 19, 2014 9:55 AM PT

Texas Court: Ban on 'Upskirt' Photos Violates First Amendment Rights

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas' highest criminal court threw out a law on Wednesday banning "improper photography in public." Banning such photography, which includes "upskirting" or "downblousing" for the purpose of sexual gratification, would be considered a violation of free speech. Sep 19, 2014 5:28 AM PT

Gohmert Slams Obama's ISIS Strategy

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert took to the House floor on Tuesday, and gave a riveting speech against arming the Syrian rebels. Sep 18, 2014 5:10 AM PT

Rick Perry Slams Mexican President for 'Concerning' Criticism of National Guard

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently penned a letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, after Nieto responded negatively to Perry's decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to his state's southern border. Perry's decision came amid the border crisis, which has involved thousands of Central Americans entering the U.S. illegally. Sep 18, 2014 5:10 AM PT

Mexican National Busted Bringing 38 lbs of Meth into Texas

HOUSTON, Texas -- Over the weekend in Texas' Laredo Sector, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized about $3 million in hard narcotics. $1.2 million of the drugs, weighing 38 pounds, were seized from a vehicle being driven by a Mexican national. Sep 17, 2014 5:52 AM PT

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