Economic and business leaders from McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico criticized the border security plan put forth by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). In a meeting one day following McCaul’s visit to the border region, the business leaders met and said that people living along the border need to be consulted in any plan to secure the border.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the Campus Carry Bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The move comes one day following what has been seen by some as a contradictory statement about open carry legislation. Lt. Gov.
The suspicious behavior of a man wearing bloody clothing and body armor drew the attention of Montgomery County, Texas, law enforcement officials who later arrested the man. Christopher Longoria, 27, was reportedly circling the Porter, Texas, Walmart in an SUV and was seen wearing a camouflaged jacket and body armor.
Judge Bert Richardson has ruled against former Governor Rick Perry’s motion for dismissal. Perry’s attorneys had asked Richardson to dismiss the abuse of power charge on the grounds that he was acting within his constitutional authority as governor of Texas.
Texas Rangers are investigating the police shooting of a 17-year-old girl in East Texas. Three officers of the Longview Police Department were called to the lobby of the police station where they were confronted by Kristiana Coignard. She was allegedly brandishing a weapon and police shot and fatally wounded her.
An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.”
A Katy, Texas, junior high school principal was reinstated after being put on administrative leave earlier this month. Katy Independent School District (ISD) officials would not confirm the reason for the punishment. Parents believe Seven Lakes Junior High School Principal Dr. Imelda Medrano (on right in the photo above) was placed on administrative leave because she sent out a newsletter with a warning to parents. The newsletter linked to a Christian parenting website.
Thousands of pro-life conservatives converged on the Texas Capitol with Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday to show support for the passage of more pro-life legislation. The Texas Legislature is just beginning the 84th session and pro-life supporters are expecting more from this highly conservative legislature.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) released the appointments of fourteen Senate Committee assignments. The appointments include twelve Republican chairmanships and two Democrat chairmanships. Patrick campaigned on reducing the number of Democrats as committee chairs. The announcement of committee assignments was released by the Lt. Governor’s office on Friday afternoon.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced legislation to block re-entry into the United States by any citizen who has fought alongside Islamic Terrorists in foreign countries. He also introduced a bill to help American military members who are engaged in the West African Ebola fight.
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