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Study: Texas Has Most Economic Freedom in US

Study: Texas Has Most Economic Freedom in US

HOUSTON, Texas — The Lone Star State is the most economically free state in the nation, according to a new report released by the Fraser Institute. The ranking took into account the size of government, taxes, red tape, and labor market freedom. The

80 Pounds of Coke Seized on Texas-Mexico Border

80 Pounds of Coke Seized on Texas-Mexico Border

A couple trying to smuggle 80 pounds of cocaine were arrested on Thursday while trying pass through Texas’ Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.  The drugs had an estimated street value of $2.5 million, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The man and woman

Police Searching for Leads After Teen Girl Burned Alive

Police Searching for Leads After Teen Girl Burned Alive

19-year-old Jessica Chambers, a likable cheerleader and softball player, was covered in flammable liquid and set on fire. She died as a result of the incident, which occurred in a small Alabama town.  So far police reportedly have very few leads

Other States Follow Texas’ Lead to Promote Christmas Freedom

Other States Follow Texas’ Lead to Promote Christmas Freedom

HOUSTON, Texas — In 2013 Texas passed the Merry Christmas Law, which allows teachers and students to openly celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah at school without fear of retribution. Now other states appear to be following in Texas’ footsteps with the introduction of

Louie Gohmert: Gruber Called Democrats ‘Stupid,’ Not Republicans

Louie Gohmert: Gruber Called Democrats ‘Stupid,’ Not Republicans

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said on the House floor this week that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was calling Democrats — not Republicans — stupid for voting for the healthcare bill.  Controversy engulfed Gruber earlier this year after videos surfaced showing him bragging

Wendy Davis Crowned ‘Bum Steer of the Year’ By Texas Monthly

Wendy Davis Crowned ‘Bum Steer of the Year’ By Texas Monthly

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a former media darling who could do no wrong, has lost most of her support following a weak campaign and crushing loss in the state’s gubernatorial race. Her loss,

OPEC’s War on Texas Brings Gas Below $2 a Gallon

OPEC’s War on Texas Brings Gas Below $2 a Gallon

HOUSTON, Texas — Some Texans are seeing gas drop below $2 a gallon as Saudi Arabia continues to inundate the U.S. with cheap oil.  The first gas station in the U.S. to offer such a low price was in Oklahoma

Texas Lawmakers: Students Allowed to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ at School

Texas Lawmakers: Students Allowed to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ at School

State Representatives from Texas are making it known that students, parents, teachers, and staff are allowed to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Richard Raymond (D-Laredo) passed the Merry Christmas Law last year so that

Huge Drug Busts Continue to Plague Texas-Mexico Border

Huge Drug Busts Continue to Plague Texas-Mexico Border

Border Patrol agents in Texas’ Laredo Sector recently seized $7.5 million in drugs during two busts. Three suspects were apprehended as a result. On Saturday, agents confiscated more than 150 pounds of liquid methamphetamine; the drugs, which were hidden in a pickup truck,

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

HOUSTON, Texas — While 95 percent of U.S. Border Patrol agents are men, officials are taking steps to increase the number of female agents.  Border Patrol recently posted a job listing for new agents that is “restricted to female applicants only.”  The pay is $39,012.00

Mexico Stopped Flow of Undocumented Minors Prior to US Elections

Mexico Stopped Flow of Undocumented Minors Prior to US Elections

HOUSTON, Texas — A crackdown by Mexican immigration officials along the nation’s southern border appears to have yielded major results before the U.S. 2014 midterm elections.  Amid the U.S. border crisis of summer 2014, Mexico implemented an initiative along its southern

Left Media Continues Smear Campaign on Economist John Lott

Left Media Continues Smear Campaign on Economist John Lott

Media Matters has long advertised to the public a commitment to fighting misinformation on the internet, but lately the group seems to be creating misinformation of its own.  The nonprofit generally targets Republicans and is regularly cited by pundits and news outlets. More recently, the group engaged in

Texas Teacher Resigns After Saying Ebola Should ‘Take Out Obama’

Texas Teacher Resigns After Saying Ebola Should ‘Take Out Obama’

Angela Box, a third grade public school teacher in the Houston area, is resigning after wishing that Ebola would “take out Obama.”  On a conservative public access television show, “Tommy’s Garage,” Box asked, “Can’t Ebola just take one for the team

China Overtakes US, Becomes World’s Largest Output Economy

China Overtakes US, Becomes World’s Largest Output Economy

The Chinese economy recently overtook the U.S. to become the largest in the world, in terms of national economic output.  The latest numbers pertaining to the world economy were released by the International Monetary Fund, showing that when national economic output

Texas Cop Resigns After Using ‘Choke Hold’ on Woman Videotaping Arrest

Texas Cop Resigns After Using ‘Choke Hold’ on Woman Videotaping Arrest

A Texas cop has resigned after putting a woman in a choke hold. The incident was caught on video.  The incident took place in a Whataburger parking lot in August.  Corpus Christi Senior Officer Jerry Lockhart and Officer Gary Witherspoon questioned Lanessa Espinosa

Stolen Valor: Veteran Busts Fake Soldier

Stolen Valor: Veteran Busts Fake Soldier

A Pennsylvania man could soon be facing federal charges for posing as a decorated army ranger on Black Friday.  Ryan Berk, a purple heart recipient, captured the “phony” ranger on video at the Oxford Valley Mall. According to a local Fox affiliate,

Gohmert: US Must Secure Border Before Considering Amnesty

Gohmert: US Must Secure Border Before Considering Amnesty

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert made a strong appeal to defund President Obama’s “unconstitutional amnesty.” Speaking to a crowd on Wednesday, Gohmert said the the U.S. must learn from history. “History has happened, and we either learn from it or repeat it,” Gohmert

100 Human Brains Stolen from UT

100 Human Brains Stolen from UT

About 100 human brains have mysteriously disappeared from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin campus. One of the missing brains belonged to Charles Whitman, the man who killed 16 people on the UT campus in 1966. 28 years ago, 200

Report: 1,400 People in US Being Monitored for Ebola

Report: 1,400 People in US Being Monitored for Ebola

While Ebola may not be dominating the news cycle anymore, some 1,400 individuals are currently being actively monitored for the deadly virus in the United States.  The 1,400 individuals are “being monitored because they came from one of the four countries with

Another Texas Oil City Considering Fracking Ban

Another Texas Oil City Considering Fracking Ban

It appears that several Texas towns may be following the footsteps of Denton, the gas and oil city that voted to ban fracking in November. Reno, Texas, has taken the first steps to put such a ban in place. Last year the

New Ride Sharing Service Could Someday Threaten Uber, Lyft

New Ride Sharing Service Could Someday Threaten Uber, Lyft

As ride-share services like Uber and Lyft continue to pose a significant threat to traditional cab businesses, consumers may soon have yet another travel option: Jitney.  Jitney is already operating in the San Francisco Bay area. Its services are much

Homeland Security Now Forcing Ebola-Risk Passengers to Five US Airports

Homeland Security Now Forcing Ebola-Risk Passengers to Five US Airports

In response to the Ebola outbreak, President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now requiring all airline passengers from afflicted nations to fly into one of five U.S. airports.  The DHS, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control

Border Drug Busts Dominate Thanksgiving Week

Border Drug Busts Dominate Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving week was no time to celebrate for the numerous drug smugglers caught with hundreds of pounds of marijuana by Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border.  During the past week, agents seized about 800 pounds of marijuana and four

Drunk Driver Causes Head-on Collision With Texas Deputy Near Border

Drunk Driver Causes Head-on Collision With Texas Deputy Near Border

A drunk driver was charged with a second degree felony after being involved in a head-on collision with a deputy near the Texas-Mexico border.  43-year-old Arturo Hernandez faces several intoxication assault charges, according to the McAllen Monitor. Authorities claim Hernandez crashed