US Army Scraps Jade Helm ’15 Paratrooper Drop over Texas

US Military Conducts Paratrooper Drop During Exercise Talisman Sabre

Citing aircraft safety concerns, the U.S. Army cancelled a massive airdrop that served as a major component of the Jade Helm ’15 operation. Five Air Force C-17 Globemasters loaded for war, with more than 500 veteran paratroopers from the legendary 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, looked to unload their human cargo over Texas.

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Ken Paxton, Joe Kendall

Texas AG Pleads Not Guilty, Attorney Withdraws

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stood before Judge George Gallagher in a state district court in Collin County and the AG pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges leveled against him. Moments later, Paxton’s criminal defense attorney, Joe Kendall, filed a motion to withdraw from representing Paxton in the proceedings.

US Military Conducts Paratrooper Drop During Exercise Talisman Sabre

US Army Scraps Jade Helm ’15 Paratrooper Drop over Texas

Citing aircraft safety concerns, the U.S. Army cancelled a massive airdrop that served as a major component of the Jade Helm ’15 operation. Five Air Force C-17 Globemasters loaded for war, with more than 500 veteran paratroopers from the legendary 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, looked to unload their human cargo over Texas.

Crude Oil Export

US Opens Market to Limited Crude Oil Exports to Mexico

The Department of Commerce announced this week that U.S. companies can now export some crude oil to Mexico. There is a vigorous debate in Washington over crude oil export policy. Exxon and other industry groups lobbied to remove the prohibition on exporting crude oil.

Property Tax Reform

Op-Ed: Free Texans from Property Tax Burdens

Texans benefit from living in one of only nine states without a personal income tax. However, Texas’ cumbersome property tax system warrants concern as it essentially functions as a replacement to the income tax and harms property owners.

Jeb Bush in Florida - Rob Milford Photo

Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola.

Judge Timothy Wright in Prison

Texas Judge Gets Prison for Illegal Arms Trading

In a case that has moved at near “light speed” through the Federal justice system, former Williamson County Court-at-Law Judge Timothy Wright has been sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison for illegal arms trading. His transactions included some sales to illegal aliens.

CBP officer inspects oncoming traffic in Brownsville Texas

Feds: Cartel Gunmen Forced Commercial Truck Driver to Smuggle Drugs

Four gunmen with the Gulf Cartel allegedly pulled over a commercial truck driver, loaded his vehicle with drugs, and forced him to drive into the U.S. under threat of murdering his family. This is the story presented in court by a truck driver who was found to be hauling illegal drugs into the United States.

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