Two of the most respected independent publications in Mexico have acknowledged the effort made by Breitbart Texas to recruit citizen journalists in order to report on the daily violence along the Mexican northern border in a series called Cartel Chronicles. Mexico’s Proceso Magazine and Sin Embargo.mx have recently both published stories about the efforts made by Breitbart Texas to shed light on the escalating violence in the northern part of the country which is hardly ever reported by Mexican local news outlets since drug cartels and Mexican politicians have a history of silencing them.
Breitbart Texas Contributing Editor and border security expert Sylvia Longmire has written a paper, "The Nature and Impact of Illegal Immigration on Security in Texas," for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The paper, which examines the security threat posed by illegal immigration in Texas, is reprinted below with permission.
HOUSTON, Texas — A sixteen-year-old female Katy Independent School District (ISD) student is safe after being kidnapped Monday morning while waiting for school bus. The young girl’s ordeal ended after about two hours when she managed to escape using some quick thinking and
Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) created a small grass-fire in the arena of the 2016 presidential campaign when he hinted that he might be considering forming an exploratory committee. Gohmert’s staff quickly backpedaled and said the Congressman was making a joke. A Congressional staffer for Gohmert jokingly said there will be “no more bald presidents in his lifetime.”
The death of Jordan Britten, the college student who went missing during spring break on South Padre Island, is being called "suspicious" by local authorities. Britten was found by searchers about a block off of the road in a marshy area between Schlitterbahn and Chapel by the Sea. Authorities said the location was directly across the road from Dirty Al’s.
By a vote of 7-2, the Texas House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety passed a bill which will allow Texans with concealed carry licenses to openly carry firearms. The bill, HB 910, authored by Chairman Larry Phillips (R-Sherman), will now move to the House Calendars Committee where it will be scheduled to go to the floor for a vote by the entire Texas House.
The college student who was reported missing during a spring break trip to South Padre Island has been found dead. Police reported the finding of Jordan Britten’s body in a marshy area near Schlitterbahn. Police earlier reported they had found narcotics in the car Britten had left in the Schlitterbahn parking lot.
Attorneys for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl released statement and a thirteen page letter that fails to offer any explanation as to why the soldier left his base in a combat zone. The letter offers many arguments as to why he should be charged with the lessor offense of being on an unauthorized absence (UA) but nothing about his motivations for leaving.
Following the deaths of three children under the supervision of Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (DFPS), Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has directed the DFPS to implement comprehensive reforms. The reforms are aimed at protecting future and current children under the agency’s care. Nine children died under DFPS’ watch during 2014.
Expected presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will head to the Texas/Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a firsthand look at our nation’s unsecured border. Walker is beginning a Texas tour on Friday that will include a stop in Houston on Saturday where he and Gov. Abbott will speak on the same stage at the Harris County GOP Lincoln Reagan-Dinner.
For the second time in as many weeks, Blue Bell Creameries has issued a product recall for additional single-serving products. The products recalled are the single-serving cups (3 FL. Oz.) of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. These cups are sold to the education and other institutional markets and are not sold in retail outlets.
Nearly 166,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens were released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as of April, 2014. This is the analysis of 76 pages of DHS documents obtained by Judicial Watch via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The criminal illegal aliens include rapists, murderers and kidnappers.
Following the Twitter announcement where Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced his entrance to the race for President of the United States, the Senator is formally announcing his campaign before a crowd of 11,000 at Liberty University. Following is a live stream of the first Republican candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination's speech:
The Brian Terry Foundation will host a fundraising golf tournament in North Texas in April at the Tour 18 golf course in Flower Mound. The Brian Terry foundation was established by the family of murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed in the line of duty in southern Arizona in December, 2010 by Mexican bandits. The foundation was established to assist the family members of other Border Patrol agents who lose their lives in the line of duty.
The Amarillo Department of Public Health has sounded the all-clear for now on the patient who is being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Two people who had recently traveled from Liberia in West Africa to the United States were transported to Northwest Texas Hospital after the child developed a fever. All of the people who were traveling in this group are being monitored for any potential development of Ebola symptoms.
Two patients who recently returned from the West African nation of Liberia are being actively monitored for possible Ebola exposure. The patients are a child and the child’s mother. Public Health officials say they will monitor the two patients for twenty-one days.
Presidential Hopeful — Gov. Scott Walker to Address Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Texas
HOUSTON, Texas – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will cap off a star-studded evening with a keynote address at the Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on March 28. The event is expected to be the largest in the history of the Harris County GOP and will be attended by many statewide elected officials, Harris County officials, and grassroots activists.
AUSTIN, Texas – The former campaign advisor to President Barack Obama who was sent to Israel to defeat Netanyahu, failed as miserably with his "Battleground Israel" efforts as he did with Battleground Texas. Jeremy Bird led efforts by Democrats and the White House to have their own candidate elected, but that candidate lost in a landslide election. Battleground Texas candidates were just as soundly trounced in Texas in 2014. Breitbart News reported that Bird was sent to Israel by the Obama campaign team to try to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and they did so through an organization that receives taxpayer grants from the U.S. Department of State.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Senate, along a party-line vote, gave preliminary approval to the “Campus Carry Bill” which would allow people with a concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry a concealed handgun on public campuses of colleges and universities. The bill withstood a five hour floor debate and then more than two-dozen amendments. The preliminary vote came with a 20-11 vote.
Legislation to allow open carry by people licensed to carry concealed handguns and the authorization to carry concealed handguns on college campuses moved closer to passage after testimony was heard in a Texas House committee. Homeland Security and Public Safety Chairman Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) held two sessions for public testimony on Tuesday.
A bill aimed at cracking down on companies that intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees could help reduce the numbers of unlawful workers in Texas. Companies use worker misclassification as a tool to cheat the system and create an unfair competitive advantage over companies that properly classify their workers as employees. The misclassification also allows companies to cheat workers out of overtime pay and benefits. Additionally companies frequently use worker misclassification as a tool to work people not legally eligible to work in the United States.
The Texas Senate is expected to a bring pro-gun open carry bill to the floor for a vote as early as Monday. The move comes after the 60-day bill filing period ended on Friday. The Texas Legislature may now vote on and pass any bills. Before the first sixty days has passed, the Legislature may only approve bills on issues designated as “emergency items” by the Governor.
The Texas ice cream icon, Blue Bell Ice Cream, has issued its first ever recall after three people in Kansas died from illness linked back to some of its products. No one in Texas has been affected by illness at this point. Five people in total have been diagnosed with contracting the listeriosis bacteria. Only the products shown in the photo above have potentially been exposed and recalled.
HOUSTON, Texas – University of Houston Political Science Professor Cyrus Ali Contractor apologized to his students for the inappropriate email message he emailed Wednesday night. The professor apologized for the message which contained a fake “1st draft of Sen. Cotton’s Letter” which some students found to be in poor taste.
HOUSTON, Texas – An Islamic professor from the University of Houston Political Science Department sent an official email to students on his university email account containing a fake “draft of a letter” from Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR). The cartoonish “letter” gives the appearance of being hand written by a highly uneducated person.
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