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Rep. Hensarling: Obama Has a Pen and Phone, But No Constitution

AUSTIN, Texas -- Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican representing Texas’ Fifth Congressional District, gave an interview to Breitbart Texas at the Defending the American Dream Summit organized by Americans for Prosperity last month in Dallas, to share his thoughts on the crisis on the Texas border: Sep 29, 2014 5:07 AM PT

Texas Democrats Search for Silver Lining as Davis Campaign Sputters On

AUSTIN, Texas -- Wendy Davis, the Democrat nominee for Texas Governor, is running a race that no one thinks she can win. Correction: no one thinks she can win except Joe Biden, but the Vice President's peppy declaration that "She's gonna win that race!" was an instant national punchline, and not so much a rallying cry for supporters. With polling showing a growing gap between her and her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, the attempt to rebrand the multimillion dollar experimental folly known as the Wendy Davis Campaign has already begun, more than a month before election day. Sep 29, 2014 5:06 AM PT

In Light of Audit's Findings, Long Term Viability of Texas Enterprise Fund Questioned

AUSTIN, Texas -- Breitbart Texas Reported earlier this week that the Texas State Auditor's Office has conducted an audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF), a business development fund frequently touted by Governor Rick Perry as a helpful asset in spurring job growth in Texas. As reported by the auditors, $222 million of TEF funds were granted to entities who never even submitted a formal application, and oversight over the recipients' compliance with TEF rules after the funds were distributed was limited, and, in some cases, completely non-existent. Even minimal requirements, like reporting the number of jobs created and their salaries, were ignored. Sep 27, 2014 5:27 AM PT

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Perry Prosecutor for Overbilling Taxpayers

AUSTIN, Texas -- Last month, a Travis County grand jury indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry on two charges, abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, which stemmed from his veto of the funding for the Public Integrity Unit, an agency administered by the Travis County District Attorney's Office, after Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County District Attorney, refused to resign after being arrested for DWI and getting caught on video being belligerent to police officers. Now, the attorney appointed to prosecute Perry may be facing criminal charges of his own. Sep 27, 2014 5:26 AM PT

Texas Senators Still Trading Barbs Over Shutdown

AUSTIN, Texas -- Over the weekend, Texas' two senators traded barbs over the last year's government shutdown in a pair of speeches delivered at The Texas Tribune Festival, a conference at the University of Texas at Austin organized by the online media outlet. Senator John Cornyn delivered a keynote address on Saturday morning and Senator Ted Cruz followed later that afternoon. Both made remarks placing blame for partisan gridlock on Democratic leadership of the Senate, but it is their comments on the shutdown that are generating the buzz. Sep 22, 2014 10:58 AM PT

Internal Investigation at Texas CPS After Toddler Found Dead

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Child Protective Services (CPS), a division of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), has launched an internal investigation after the body of Colton Turner, a two-year-old Cedar Park boy, was found in a shallow grave in Southeast Austin last Friday, despite multiple prior abuse complaints being filed against the child’s mother in the months before his death. Sep 22, 2014 5:49 AM PT

Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

AUSTIN, Texas -- At an event today at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates. Breitbart Texas made several queries to Governor Perry's press office for comment, but as of press time, had not received a reply. Sep 21, 2014 11:36 AM PT

More Than 700 Infants Exposed to TB at El Paso Hospital

AUSTIN, Texas -- More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to tuberculosis (TB) by an employee of the hospital who was infected with the disease, reports CBS' Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate. About 40 other employees of the hospital were also infected. Sep 21, 2014 5:46 AM PT

As Poll Numbers Worsen for Wendy Davis, Democrats Forced to Hire Canvassers

AUSTIN, Texas -- Democratic nominee for Governor Wendy Davis has come a long way since the heights of her pink-sneakered glory days back in June 2013, when she captured the national attention of abortion advocates for her eleven hour filibuster against Texas’ abortion bill. Today, less than two months before the general election, it seems that her party is reduced to hiring roles that should be filled by basic volunteers to keep operations going. Sep 17, 2014 5:59 AM PT

Foster Mom Sentenced for Beating Infant on the Head with Baby Bottle

AUSTIN, Texas -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Samantha Renee Headcarrier, 24, of Browning, Montana, has been sentenced to ten years in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release, and a special assessment of $100, after pleading guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Felony Child Abuse. Headcarrier was the foster mother of an eight-month old baby and the abuse was severe enough to cause the child, now nearly two years old, lifelong injuries. Sep 16, 2014 10:31 AM PT

ICE Officials Deport Mexican National Wanted for Murder

AUSTIN, Texas -- A twenty-four year old Mexican national named Heriberto Montoya-Merino was deported back to Mexico earlier this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Montoya-Merino was wanted in connection with a murder back in Mexico. Sep 12, 2014 5:15 AM PT

Texas Executes Murderer After Supreme Court Rejects Appeals

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Wednesday evening at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Willie Trottie, 45, was executed by lethal injection after he unsuccessfully tried to petition the United States Supreme Court in an appeal that challenged the drugs used by Texas to carry out lethal injections. Trottie’s execution was the eighth in Texas so far this year. Sep 12, 2014 5:15 AM PT

Border Security Panel Advocates For Reforms To Worker Visas

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation organized a panel discussion at the Texas Capitol to address the crisis along the Texas border. The panel was the second of a two-part series, with a similar event last week focusing on accurately identifying the problems along the border, and this week’s panel discussing potential solutions. Last week’s panel included Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby as one of the speakers. Sep 6, 2014 5:59 AM PT

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